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Canada Influences IP Chapter in New TPP

Last week, during negotiations of the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Canadian government played a key role in making significant changes to the intellectual property chapter of the proposed agreement.  Numerous provisions in this chapter have been suspended, including the proposed increase to the term of copyright.  Negotiations on the CPTPP are ongoing, so it remains to be seen whether these changes make it into the final version of the agreement.

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