ACTA: Euro Commission asks court to rule on legality

Is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) compatible with the treaties governing the European Union, in particular the Charter of Fundamental Rights? That is the question before the Union’s highest court. John Clancy, the spokesperson for Trade Commissioner Karel De Guch, issued a press release dated May 11 confirming that the European Commission has referred the issue of ACTA’s legality to the European Court of Justice.