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
29 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2013
Date Written: July 31, 2013
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
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