Japan To Propose New Global IP Framework At G-8 Meeting

Law360, New York (July 4, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi plans to ask world leaders to set up a global framework to protect intellectual property rights at the Group of Eight summit meeting in Scotland this week, according to Japanese news media.

Koizumi will call for a new treaty aimed at preventing proliferation of imitations and pirated products, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported.

The treaty would include provisions that would ban the exportation of imitations and pirated goods, allow customs authorities to confiscate such items, and make requests for the extradition...
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