Japan Urges International Convention Against Piracy

Law360, New York (June 10, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Japanese government has proposed the creation of an international convention to prevent the spread of pirated goods, according to local media reports.

The proposal was included in the government's 2005 program to promote intellectual property rights adopted by the Intellectual Property Policy Headquarters. The government has annually compiled such programs since 2003.

The proposed international convention would ban the export, import and passage of pirated goods, and require customs authorities to confiscate them, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported.

Meanwhile, the government proposed raising the maximum...
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