Following confidential negotiations, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is now ready for signature once it is implemented.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is now ready for signature once it is implemented.
This new agreement, the final draft of which was signed by the executive committee of the European Union on January 26, 2012, aims to increase the efficiency of the regulations which provide for the respect of intellectual property rights, and to establish international standards in order to strengthen IP rights, specifically on the Internet.
Although the agreement provides a period for signatures up to May 1, 2013, national procedures for authorising the signature look sensitive.
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ACTA, France, European Parliament