Last week, the official text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was posted, including the chapter on Intellectual Property and various related side instruments. The new Liberal government has said it will review the agreement and have consultations.

The main chapter on intellectual property (Chapter 18). While most of the provisions already exist in Canadian law or were contemplated in CETA, some changes in Canada are likely needed. The chapter includes the details on the issues of trademarks, patents, pharmaceutical products, biologics, copyright, IP enforcement, border measures and ISPs.

Several of the side instruments also relate intellectual property including Geographic Indicators (Japan, Mexico, Chile, and Peru), Copyright (Japan), border enforcement (United States), Trademarks/Certification Marks (Vietnam).

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