11 Dec 2013

Secret TPP intellectual property agreement misses deadline

Author: MurielSpeight | Filed under: About

Negotiators on a secret trade treaty, which includes controversial intellectual property proposals, could not meet their year-end deadline for an agreement this week at Singapore. The 12 countries will now meet next month, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, being negotiated by 12 countries, apparently has controversial proposals that would increase the term of patents and copyright, reduce requirements for patentability and increase damages for infringements of patents and copyrights.

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