In the beginning of this year, some academics issued an “Opinion of European Academics on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA). The European Commission has now published a document with detailed comments on ACTA, a new international agreement aimed to combat the trade of counterfeited and pirated goods.

As stated before, the European Commission concludes in this document that ‘ACTA is indeed fully in line with the relevant EU acquis. It will neither require changes to that acquis, nor lead to different interpretations or implementation of existing EU legislation.’