EU parliament could do away with global anti-counterfeit agreement by summer
This article was originally published in SRA
The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA, aimed at tackling intellectual property rights violations across all sectors, could be dead in the water by the summer if the European Parliament follows the recommendations of its ACTA rapporteur, David Martin. Mr Martin will recommend that the parliament rejects the agreement, which would mean it could not be ratified in the EU1. This could, in turn, influence whether countries outside the EU ratify it, say commentators.