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Lawyers down under slam US proposal for IP treaty

Erica Poon, Hong Kong

Lawyers in Australia and New Zealand have strongly criticised a leaked US draft of the IP chapter of a multilateral free-trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership

If signed in its current form, the treaty would compel both countries to change their IP laws.

"I’d be horrified if some of these suggested changes became part of our law without proper debate," said Sheana Wheeldon, a partner at...

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