Europe’s bid to stop Australian cheesemakers using the name feta has advanced but its claim on the sparkling wine prosecco is facing growing opposition amid ongoing trade talks.
KORUS grants a power to the customs authorities to suspend release of suspected counterfeit or pirated goods into free circulation when a right holder requests to do so with “adequate evidence”.
One of the main purposes of the US in bilateral negotiation is to level up the enforcement of IPRs, especially enhanced enforcement provisions that the US sought but failed in achieving at the TRIPS negotiation.
The provisions for civil enforcement are to ensure to the maximum extent the economic interests of IP holders. For the full compensation for them, KORUS intervenes the way to calculate the amount of damages.
Soon after the signing of the Korea-US FTA (“KORUS”) in June 2007, South Korea experienced a dramatic increase of complaints of copyright crime from 2007.
The RCEP will destroy farm livelihoods especially in the domestic dairy sector.
Japanese and American trade negotiators have reached a broad agreement on the digital economy, in which digital products are tariff-free and businesses can host servers wherever they choose.
Vietnam’s full compliance with the EVFTA will require a comprehensive review and amendment of its intellectual property law.
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Intellectual property barriers, which would hinder access to affordable medicines, have supposedly been removed from the draft RCEP free-trade agreement (FTA).
Three harmful provisions concerning pharmaceuticals and agriculture which were part of the RCEP have been withdrawn.
FTA Watch would like to urge the Thai negotiation team for the RCEP to have a
strong position to reject proposals on Intellectual Property Enforcement chapter.
USMCA, a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, includes several positive changes for the seed industry.
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These practises open the door to Big Pharma companies and disastrous private health companies.
The struggle for farmers’ rights over their seeds and planting materials is not playing out only in India – it’s a global phenomena.
On intellectual property rights, there’s a serious gap between domestic Indonesian law and the structures of the proposed RCEP
As a second step, negotiators will focus on rules pertaining to intellectual property rights, competition policy and investment, which they aim to finalise by June 2020.
In its latest report on foreign trade barriers, the USTR, prompted by the pharmaceutical industry, takes aim at the pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in the European Union.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) revealed that new intellectual property provisions in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement would cost Canadians as much as $169 million more per year for pharmaceutical drugs