Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

USA, China, Famous Brands and WTO

The USA has has commenced formal consultations – the first steps in another WTO complaint – in the WTO against the People’s Republic of China, alleging China is providing illegal protection for famous Chinese brands. From the fact sheet: China appears to be providing numerous WTO-illegal subsidies at multiple levels  of government.  These include providing exporters:  • Cash grant rewards for exporting  • Preferential loans   • Research and development.. Read More

ACTA – December meeting

The Canadian and US governments carry short press releases on the latest (15 – 18 December) round of negotiations over the secretive ACTA. Australian (DFAT) homepage (not updated) here.

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