Post Tagged with: "IP"

European Commission Conducts Survey on IP Enforcement

The European Commission is conducting a USTR Special 301-like survey on IP enforcement in non-EU countries.  The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2008.

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April 22, 2008 1 comment News

World Economic Forum Ranks Canada Ahead of U.S. on IP Protection

There is considerable discussion today about a new report from the World Economic Forum on "network readiness."  The U.S. ranks fourth worldwide, while Canada fares poorly overall, ranking 13th in the world (down from 11th last year).   Canada ranks toward the very top in a number of categories including personal […]

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April 9, 2008 8 comments News

Canada Expresses Concern With IP Clauses in UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Sara Bannerman notes that Canada's decision to vote against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has an intellectual property law component as the government has indicated that it has concerns with the declaration's IP provision that grants indigenous peoples "the right to maintain, control, protect and develop […]

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September 14, 2007 1 comment News

New Yorker on Exporting IP

The New Yorker's James Surowiecki places the spotlight on the USTR policy of exporting IP.

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May 7, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Blame Canada, China Edition

What happens when you get a steady stream of unfounded claims from the U.S. government and U.S. lobby groups on the state of Canadian copyright law?  What happens when Canadian lobby groups representing largely foreign interests try to convince Canadians that they are a "pirate nation"?  What happens when the […]

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April 17, 2007 6 comments News