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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Professor Marketa Trimble Writes Guest Blog on Topic of Hosting and the "TiSA" Agreement

Marketa Trimble is a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Sept. 22, Professor Trimble was a guest blogger on the Technology & Marketing Law Blog and penned an article titled “Local Hosting and the Draft ‘Trade in Services Agreement.’

Professor Trimble’s article discussed a leaked draft of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) that is being negotiated by a number of countries. The agreement is aimed at promoting fair and open trade across a spectrum of service sectors, including telecommunications and technology.

While the draft has already attracted intense criticism, she cautions in her article, “It is difficult to make any conclusions about the content of an international treaty when the conclusions are based on particular language in a treaty proposal in the early stages of treaty negotiations; language tends to evolve throughout any treaty negotiations. It is even more difficult to draw conclusions based on an unofficial and dated leaked draft. We may assume, however, that the leaked TiSA draft does reveal some core themes that the negotiating parties are considering.”

In her research, Professor Trimble focuses on intellectual property and issues at the intersection of intellectual property and private international law/conflict of laws.