IP News Agency Sues USTR For Release Of TPP Docs

Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2013, 9:16 PM EST) -- Intellectual Property Watch sued the U.S. Trade Representative in New York district court Wednesday to compel the release of more documents relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, alleging the USTR failed to adequately respond to a Freedom of Information Act request. 

In a March 2012 FOIA request, nonprofit news agency IP-Watch asked the USTR to release information about the U.S.' negotiations over the TPP, specifically the intellectual property provisions of the treaty, according to the complaint. But the USTR refused to provide most of the requested documents,...
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