USTR Grilled On Impact Of International IP Treaties

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 6:37 PM EST) -- A vocal opponent of recently derailed anti-piracy legislation took U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to task Wednesday over pending multilateral intellectual property rights agreements, saying that they have been too secretive and will tie the hands of Congress.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which is awaiting ratification after being signed by many countries, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is now being negotiated, raise intellectual property concerns similar to those in the Stop Online Piracy Act, said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who helped lead the charge against that...
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