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Ambassador István Major (Hungary)
European Union
M.i Dispute settlement
135. The representative of the European Communities referred to dispute IP/D/10 (WT/DS86) and said that his delegation had nearly reached an agreement with the United States in the context of the request of the United States for consultations concerning measures affecting the enforcement of intellectual property rights in Sweden. The parties were very close to reaching a mutually agreed solution because recently Sweden had adopted new legislation which provided judicial authorities the authority to grant provisional measures in civil proceedings involving intellectual property rights. He hoped that the parties could soon end the consultation procedure.