Foreign Affairs Launches IP Public Consultation

The Department of Foreign Affairs has launched a public consultation on Canadian views on intellectual property interests in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean Community.  Although the consultation is clearly aimed at the corporate sector and the protection of Canadian IP in those countries, there is the opportunity to comment more generally on IP issues in the developing world and to forcefully reject attempts to follow the U.S. approach by demanding the inclusion of substantive IP obligations within a free trade agreement. The consultation closes on June 28th.

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