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The ACTA and the Plurilateral Enforcement Agenda: Genesis and Aftermath

Edited by: Pedro Roffe, Xavier Seuba

ISBN13: 9781107070127
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £84.00

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This book analyses the ACTA and its relation with ongoing initiatives to improve enforcement of intellectual property and norms pertaining to international legal regimes.

Intellectual Property Law, International Trade
Part I. The Final Act: Its Main Features and Contents:
1. An overview of the agreement: contents and features Frederick Abbott
2. ACTA initial provisions and general definitions Xavier Seuba
3. ACTA general obligations with respect to enforcement Xavier Seuba
4. Provisions on civil enforcement - section 2 of ACTA Anselm Kamperman Sanders
5. Legal framework for enforcement: border measures Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan
6. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and beyond: towards a differentiated approach to criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights at the global level Christopher Geiger
7. ACTA's digital chapter: remaining concerns and what can be done Rita Matulionyte
8. The ACTA committee Peter Yu

Part II. Domestic Legislative Challenges:
9. ACTA's constitutional problem in the United States Sean Flynn
10. Trick or treaty?: the Australian debate over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Matthew Rimmer
11. A Brazilian perspective: res inter alios ACTA Denis Borges Barbosa
12. Lessons to be drawn from the ACTA process: an African perspective Andrew Rens

Part III. Impact on Related Processes:
13. Three steps taken toward a reinterpreted three-step test: the impact of ACTA and SOPA on TPP Jonathan Band
14. ACTA and the future of access to knowledge in the digital environment: U.S. enforcement trends as a global predictor Annemarie Bridy
15. ACTA, East African enforcement legislation and generic medicines - a comparison Christoph Spennemann
16. The EU and its IP policies: ACTA and third countries Anselm Kampermann Sanders

Part IV. Views from Stakeholders: Lessons:
17. Lessons learned from the ACTA process: an industry perspective Candice Li
18. Lessons learned from the ACTA process: the view of creators Adriana Moscoso
19. ACTA, a view from the eye of the storm Marietje Schaake
20. ACTA, EU, and economic, social, and cultural rights in the digital environment Ante Wessels

Part V. What Lies behind ACTA:
21. Assessing the implications of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement for the European Union: legitimate aim but wrong means Christophe Geiger
22. ACTA: anatomy of a failed agreement Bryan Mercurio
23. What was left out of ACTA Kimberlee Weatherall
24. Slaying the ACTA myths Michael Geist
25. Developing countries and ACTA: the anatomy of contestation Ahmed Abdel Latif
26. ACTA: what lessons for future plurilateral agreements? Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz and Ahmed Abdel Latif.