Covert International Intellectual Property Legislation: The Ignoble Origins of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

Michigan State International Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2013

UWA Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2013-20

29 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2013

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Michael Blakeney

The University of Western Australia Law School

Date Written: July 31, 2013

Abstract

This article examines the origins, gestation and promulgation of ACTA. It observes that the negotiation of ACTA under conditions of secrecy and confidentiality has created a new paradigm for the negotiation of international intellectual property instruments.

Keywords: ACTA, TRIPS Agreement, intellectual property enforcement

Suggested Citation

Blakeney, Michael, Covert International Intellectual Property Legislation: The Ignoble Origins of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) (July 31, 2013). Michigan State International Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2013, UWA Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2013-20, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304549

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