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IP Group Eye Progress On ACTA Talks

IP Group Eye Progress On ACTA Talks

Intellectual property stakeholders are cheering Friday’s announcement that the Obama administration will soon move forward on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement talks, but watchdog groups want more transparency and public participation in negotiations that began under former President George W. Bush.

Representatives from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and other countries will meet in Morocco next month to resume discussions so they can finalize the pact in 2010, according to Trade Representative Kirk, whose team has been reviewing ACTA and other trade deals.