Day: December 31, 2015

TPP and trade secrets: a wonderful ideaTPP and trade secrets: a wonderful idea

The intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is certainly misunderstood. An example is Article 18.78 which sets minimum standards for trade secret protection among TPP partners. Prof. Dan Breznitz, in a recent Op-Ed in the Globe and Mail, Trans-Pacific Partnership is a wonderful idea – for China, claims it will “seriously restrict entrepreneurship, diminish competition and limit the basic economic freedom of individuals”. He says that, as a result, the TPP is “The delight of Beijing”.

The majority of his article focuses on the perceived problems with Article 18.78 of the treaty which requires parties to provide certain types of protection for trade secrets.…

Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-12-30Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-12-30