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The ABC of the TPP

Peter Leung, Washington DC


After seven years of debate, and 19 formal rounds of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was agreed in October this year. Its IP provisions, which are among the most controversial, will have an impact on pharmaceutical protection, copyright, trade marks, geographical indications and enforcement, among other areas. Peter Leung provides a summary of the main points and over the following pages we look at the impact country-by-country

After years of debate and speculation, negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in October. The final Treaty has 30 chapters covering a range of topics from labour rights to tariffs on agricultural...


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