In Tokyo, the Moroccan ambassador in Japan, Samir Arrour signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) designed to promote intellectual property rights. The Moroccan delegation, composed of Mr. Arrour and the Director of the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Authority (OMPIC), Adil El Malki, took part in the ACTA signing ceremony, which was held in the presence of representatives from the eight signatory countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States. Also present at the ceremony were the European Union, Mexico and Switzerland who also participated in the negotiation process initiated in 2009 and are currently in the final stages of internal deliberations in advance of adding their signatures to the agreement. By signing this agreement, Morocco, who hosted the fifth round of negotiations in July 2009, can claim to be one of the founding countries of this landmark international legal instrument in defense of intellectual property rights.
Source : Infomédiare