New Study on Benefits of AntiCounterfeiting Trade Agreement

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) – an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce, part of USCIB’s global network – joined with the International Trademark Association in releasing a study that provides a practical analysis of the importance and benefits of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

The study aims to add clarity to the debate on ACTA in Europe by outlining how ACTA promotes EU trade and economic growth, as well as how it protects consumers and EU companies of all sizes against the negative impacts of counterfeiting and piracy.

It provides a detailed analysis of the provisions of ACTA and reaffirms the conclusion that ACTA is fully consistent with the laws of the EU and its member states, citing specific sections that expressly provide for protection of civil liberties, fair processes, privacy and other important fundamental rights and values of the EU.

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Staff Contact:   Michael Michener

VP, Product Policy and Innovation
Tel: 202.617.3159

Michael Michener is USCIB’s vice president of product policy and innovation, joining USCIB in early 2017. Michener is a former administrator of the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service who has also served as a U.S. trade diplomat and association executive. Michener most recently served in Brussels as director of multilateral relations for CropLife International, representing the association before a range of international organizations – including the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, the UN Environment Program and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – on issues related to crop protection products and agriculture biotechnology.
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