Workshop INTA on ACTA
European Parliament Brussels Paul-Henri Spaak Building Room P3C050
Thursday, 1 March 2012 From 15.00 to 18.30
15:00 : Welcome and introduction to the workshop by INTA Chairman Prof. Vital MOREIRA
15:15: A comprehensive assessment of the “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA) and the EU IPR protection and enforcement-related trade policies.
Speakers: Mr Karel DE GUCHT (EU Commissioner for Trade), Dr Michael GEIST (University of Ottawa), Prof. Christophe GEIGER (University of Strasbourg)
16.15: Presentation of the European Parliament’s External Study entitled “The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (Policy Department, 2011)
Speakers: Prof. Anselm Kamperman SANDERS (Maastricht University) Prof. Dalindyebo SHABALALA (Maastricht University)
The presentation will be followed by comments from the European Commission represented by Mr Pedro VELASCO MARTINS, Deputy Head of Unit, DG TRADE
17.15: Specific aspects of ACTA
The EU acquis and ACTA: Are civil liberties under threat? - What will be the likely impact of ACTA on EU Member States’ national legislation on IPR enforcement?
Speakers: Dr Olivier VRINS (ALTIUS Lawyers), Mr Rupert SCHLEGELMILCH (EC, Director, DG TRADE) or Mr Anders JESSEN (EC, Head of Unit, DG TRADE)
Is ACTA likely to restrict access to medicines in developing countries? Is ACTA a potential danger for trade in generic drugs? Speakers: Dr Meir PUGATCH (University of Haifa), Mr Rupert SCHLEGELMILCH (EC, Director, DG TRADE) or Mr Anders JESSEN (EC, Head of Unit, DG TRADE)
18.15 Concluding remarks by INTA rapporteur 18.25 Closure of the workshop by INTA Chairman Prof. Vital MOREIRA