Harold Lovell 3:09p.m. EST February 1, 2013
The government of Antigua and Barbuda must protect and enforce its citizens’ rights.
On January 28, 2013, the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) authorized the small, Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua) to suspend its obligations regarding American intellectual property rights. As a result, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda will be able to authorize the sale of products of innocent holders of copyrights, trademarks and other important intellectual property rights, free of those legal protections. Unfortunately, the Office of the United States Trade Representative is already accusing us of being “pirates” and “thieves” of intellectual property and of acting contrary to International law.
This is not the case.
Read the whole article here USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/02/01/antigua-world-trade-organization/1881557/