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

August 1, 2008

  1. A meeting on the proposed ACTA was held from July 29 (Tue) to 31 (Thu) in Washington, D.C.
  2. Participants from countries concerned including Japan, the U.S. and the E.U. discussed such matters as how to combat infringement of intellectual property rights, focusing on civil enforcement and border measures, out of items which should be listed in the ACTA.
  3. The next meeting will be held in October.  Participants confirmed that they would continue discussions on the concrete contents of the ACTA.  Seeking an early realization of the ACTA, Japan will lead discussions with other countries concerned.

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