Hot topic: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty & intellectual property

12 November 2015

The Canadian government recently announced that the 12 Pacific Rim countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States) negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP) reached an agreement. According to our government, the TPP will set a “strong regional standard” for the protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) rights, and will give investors and businesses confidence that the same IP rules will be applied across the TPP region. Before coming into force, the agreement must be ratified by each country.

This seminar discusses the IP provisions of the TPP, and examines potential changes to the IP regimes that may arise following an implementation of the TPP in Canada.


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