Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) (Outline of the October Meeting)

October 9, 2008

  1. A meeting on the proposed ACTA was held from October 8 to 9 in Tokyo.
  2. Following the July meeting, participants from Japan, the U.S., the E.U., Australia, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland discussed such matters as how to combat infringement of intellectual property rights, focusing on criminal and civil enforcement, out of items which should be listed in the ACTA.
  3. The participants decided to continue to bring forward discussions on the contents of the ACTA in the next meeting to be held before the end of this year.  Seeking an early realization of the ACTA, Japan will lead discussions with the other participants.

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