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A15212_Annex1

A15212_Annex1

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EBPOnEYlCKV1nAPnAMEHTPARlAMENTOEUROPEOEVROPSKYPARLAMENTEUROPA-PARlAMENTETEUROPA1SCHESPARlAMENTEUROOPAPARlAMENTEYPonAi"KoKOINOBOYAlOEUROPEANPARLIAMENTPARLEMENTEUROPEENPARLAIMINTNAhEORPAPARLAMENTOEUROPEOEIROPASPARLAMENTSEUROPOSPARLAMENTASEUROPAIPARLAMENTIl-PARlAMENTEWROPEWEUROPEESPARLEMENTPARLAMENTEUROPEJSKIPARlAMENTOEUROPEUPARlAMENTUlEUROPEANEUROPSKYPARlAMENTEVROPSKIPARlAMENTEUROOPANPARlAMENTTIEUROPAPARlAMENTET
LegalService
Brussels,08-12-2011
ThisdocumentisaconfidentiallegalopinionwhichmaybeprotectedunderRegulation·
104912001
oftheEuropeanParliamentandoftheCouncilof30May2001regardingpublicaccesstoEurQpeanParliament,CouncilandCommissiondocuments.TheEuropeanParliamentreservesallitsrightsshouldthisbedisclosedwithoutitsauthorisation.
LEGALOPINIONRe:Anti-CounterfeitingTradeAgreement(ACTA)-ConformitywithEuropeanUnionlaw1.INTRODUCTION1.Byletterof4October2011(annexed),theChairmanoftheCommitteeonLegalAffairs(JURI)requestedtheopinionoftheLegalServiceonvariousquestionsconcerningtheAnti-CounterfeitingTradeAgreement(ACTA).2.Inparticular
JURI
raisesthequestion
"whetherACTA'sapplicationcanbeconsideredcompatiblewiththeTreaties,thegeneralprinciplesofUnionlawandtheUnionacquis,inparticularasregardsUnionactsintheareaofintellectualpropertyrightsandtheirenforcement(includingcivil,criminalandborderprotectionmeasuresandmeasuresrelatingtothedigitalenvironment)."
3.Moreover,JURIaskstheLegalServicetoassessthequestionof
II
theconformityofACTAwithexistinginternationalobligationsoftheEUanditsMemberStates,inparticularwithrespecttoTRIPSandtheDohaDeclarationonTRIPSandPublicHealth".
4.Inotherwords,JURIhasaskedingeneraltermsforanevaluationofthelegalityofACTA,withouthoweverraisinganyspecificlegalprobleminthisrespect.5.
It
isimportanttopointoutthatforthemostpart,JURI'srequesthasalreadybeenexhaustivelyaddressed
in
theLegalOpiniononACTAwhichtheLegalServiceprovidedon5October2011
(SJ-0501/11)
totheCommitteeonInternationalTrade(INTA)(hereinafter:the"previousLegalOpinion").
I
WithregardtothebackgroundofACTA,seethepreviousLegalOpinionand,in
particular,
paragraphs2to6thereof.
L-2929Luxembourg-Tel+352430022626-Fax+3524323078-10478ruxelles-Tel+3222842724-Fax+3222301233F-67070Strasbourg-Tel+33388174626-Fax+33388370236
4585EN
 
6.ThispreviousLegalOpinionisannexedtothepresentLegalOpinion.TheLegalServicewillbasethefollowinganalysisontheconclusionsofthepreviousLegalOpinionforINTAandwillreplytotheremainingadditionalaspectsraisedbyJURI.7.TheanalysisoftheLegalServiceisalsorequestedtotake.intoaccountthelegalframeworkconcerningtheprotectionoffundamentalrightsintheEuropeanUnionand,inparticular,theCharterofFundamentalRightsandtheEuropeanConventiononHumanRights.2/7
 
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