Round 14: Leesburg, VA, USA


September 6-15, 2012 


News from the Intellectual property table 

From September 6 to 15, negotiators from the nine TPP countries convened at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA for the 14th round of trade talks. The agenda for the intellectual property table was quite ambitious including general provisions, cooperation, trademarks, geographical indications, and copyright provision—limitations & exceptions, copyright presumption, internet retransmission, and internet satellite signals. Reportedly, the IP talks moved more slowly than expected. Read More

NEW ANALYSIS-Public Citizen's Global Access to Medicines Program introduced its new table,"Patent Linkage Provisions in U.S. Free Trade Agreements and the U.S. Intellectual Property Proposal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)" to IP negotiators at the stakeholder forum. Tables on data exclusivity and patent term adjustments coming soon.

Dr. Burcu Kilic presents chart to IP negotiator during the stakeholders forum, Sunday September, 9.

NEW Factsheets-   How TPP Endangers Acces to Medicines August 2012
                                     How TPP Endangers Access to Medicines in Vietnam August 2012
                           How TPP Endangers Access to Medicines in Malaysia August 2012

More than 700,000 sign AVAAZ petition against TPP

Presentations from the Leesburg Round Stakeholders' Forum (Sept. 9, 2012)



September 9, 2012-Public Forum sponsored by NGOs: TPP: Out of the Shadows! "Rally for Good Jobs, Affordable Medicine & a Healthy Environment" (link to Facebook page)
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September 9, 2012-Direct Stakeholder Engagement Event, Clubhouse A&B, Lansdowne Resort

September 9, 2012-Stakeholder Briefing Event, Lansdowne Resort

Stakeholder briefing, September 9.

Follow the Negotiations

Breaking news from Leesburg: OccupyDC just disrupt financial services session of the negotiations. Watch the video

Burcu Kilic @burcuno

Flush the #TPP! The protesters blocked the entrance of the venue

Peter Maybarduk ‏@Maybarduk

Friends of the Earth @ #TPP Leesburg: "Consultation is not the same as public disclosure." #StopTPP #NoTPP


Peter Maybarduk ‏@Maybarduk

So many unquiet civ soc questions @ #TPP briefing that they are cutting off discussion. #StopTPP

Burcu Kilic ‏@burcuno

#ACTA voted down in Europe. How do you justify the #TPP that goes beyond ACTA?


Peter Maybarduk ‏@Maybarduk

MSF @ #TPP briefing: US IP proposal endangers sustainability of treatment - how you will you protect public health? #StopTPP


Burcu Kilic ‏@burcuno

Chile chief: access to medicines is one of the most important issues in the #TPP


Andres Izquierdo ‏@andizquierdo

Again and again: USTR says "we are not ready to put out the text of the @ #tpp"


EFF Live Tweets ‏@EFFLive

Photo of the @USTradeRep's #TPP stakeholder briefing room: at least 200 people present here. #StopTPP #OpenTPP

Rally sponsored by NGOs outside negotiation venue, September, 9.

For more pictures and videos from the round check out this page by Global Trade Watch

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