Australia, U.S. Resolve IP Disputes Under Free Trade Agreement

Law360, New York (November 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Australia and the U.S. have resolved their differences over Australia’s intellectual property laws, in a deal that allows their Free Trade Agreement to take place as scheduled on January 1st of next year.

Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile said at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Chile that the U.S. Free Trade Agreement could go ahead on time despite missing an October 31 deadline for verification of domestic trade laws.

“This is the most important bilateral deal that Australia has ever concluded. It will deliver...
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