The recently concluded US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement includes a clear challenge to the EU’s strategy of ‘globalising’ its protection of Geographical Indications by including their provisions within international free trade agreements. The new clauses, contained within the USMCA’s Section 20 on Intellectual Property, set out rigorous procedures to permit any new …
Today the EU launched legal proceedings in the against Chinese forced technology tranfsers. More from us soon.
The EU, the US and Japan agreed a joint action plan aimed at inducing China to cut back its industrial subsidies and to relinquish its restrictive investment and intellectual property policies.
The World Trade Organization’s General Council meeting on Wednesday highlighted the deepening rift between the US and other members over steel, intellectual property and Appellate Body nominations. There seems to be no way out of the crisis for now.