New Draft Of Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty Draws Criticism

Law360, New York (October 7, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT) -- The latest draft of a controversial trade agreement to expand international intellectual property enforcement deletes certain provisions that initially alarmed many U.S. technology companies, but industry advocates say the treaty's scope may still be too broad.

On Wednesday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released the latest draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement after the final round of negotiations were held in Tokyo.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in a statement that the newest text reflected significant progress in the fight against counterfeiting and...
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