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U.S. TPP Partial IPR Text Goes Beyond Old FTA Provisions On Copyrights

(Excerpt from Inside U.S. Trade)


February 17, 2011

The U.S. this week tabled legal text on intellectual property rights (IPR) at the fifth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that appears to signal strong protections for copyright holders but leaves placeholders for provisions in more controversial areas, such as patent provisions affecting access to medicines and the issue of secondary liability, sources said.

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