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WIPO and the ACTA Threat

Bannerman, Sara

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The new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been seen as a potentially existential threat to the existing World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)�as a new plurilateral instituti on that could replace the older multilateral organization. The ACTA threat to WIPO has a number of predecessors. WIPO�s centrality to international intellectual property norm-setting encountered its first major challenge in 1952 when the Universal ...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBannerman, Sara
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:58:53Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:58:53Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/218748
dc.description.abstractThe new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been seen as a potentially existential threat to the existing World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)�as a new plurilateral instituti on that could replace the older multilateral organization. The ACTA threat to WIPO has a number of predecessors. WIPO�s centrality to international intellectual property norm-setting encountered its first major challenge in 1952 when the Universal Copyright Convention was established under UNESCO. It encountered a second major challenge with the establishment of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (the TRIPs Agreement). The ACTA challenge thus potentially represents a third instance where a major competing norm-setting institution has challenged WIPO. In this paper I review past instances where WIPO has been challenged by an outside norm-setting institution a nd the responses taken to those challenges. Second, I outline the main proposals for an ACTA institution. Third, drawing on the past instances, I outline the various possible forms that an ACTA-WIPO relationship could take, and various strategies that WIPO could use to maintain its role in the international intellectual property system. Finally, I outline a number of public policy concerns that the institutional proposals for ACTA pose
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was commisioned by American University Washington College of Law
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican University Washington College of Law
dc.titleWIPO and the ACTA Threat
dc.typeReport
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor180115 - Intellectual Property Law
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3966797xPUB79
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBannerman, Sara, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.identifier.absseo940303 - International Organisations
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:22:42Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationUnited States
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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