Category: TPP

My appearance before the Trade Committee on the TPPMy appearance before the Trade Committee on the TPP



Here are my introductory remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade studying the TPP earlier today. I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to appear today to provide input on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. I am a senior partner with the law firm McCarthy Tétrault and ...

New Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says studyNew Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says study



Opponents of the TPP such as Michael Geist have claimed that extending the term of copyright by 20 years if Canada joins the TPP could cost Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars. These claims, which are inconsistent with a Canadian study conducted for Industry Canada by Prof.… ...

Clarifying what the TPP IP provisions mean in Canada for the Innovative Life Sciences SectorClarifying what the TPP IP provisions mean in Canada for the Innovative Life Sciences Sector



This is a guest blog post by Declan Hamill, Chief of Staff and Vice President, Legal Affairs, Innovative Medicines Canada. Innovative Medicines Canada is the association of leading innovative pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of Canadians through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines.… ...

Grasping at straws: the trouble with “The Trouble with the TPP”, a further reply to Michael GeistGrasping at straws: the trouble with “The Trouble with the TPP”, a further reply to Michael Geist



I recently had the privilege of speaking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the Fordham 24th Annual Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference, a stellar international IP conference. The other speakers on my panel were Probir Mehta (lead U.S. negotiator of the IP portion of the TPP), Pedro Velasco Martins ...

Intellectual property and the TPP: my Bloomberg TV interviewIntellectual property and the TPP: my Bloomberg TV interview



I was interviewed by Bloomberg TV yesterday on the topic of fears expressed over the intellectual property portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. My interview on the TPP can be accessed below. For more detail, you can see my ope-ed in the Financial Post Why Canada has nothing to fear over TPP ...

Why Canada has nothing to fear over TPP and Intellectual Property – my op-ed in the FPWhy Canada has nothing to fear over TPP and Intellectual Property – my op-ed in the FP



This is a copy of my op-ed published in the Financial Post. As the article notes, the views expressed are further elaborated on my blog. See, TPP and trade secrets: a wonderful idea and TPP, copyright, e-commerce and digital policy: a reply to Michael Geist.… ...

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 ...