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Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP continues with another area of intellectual property that is subject to an overhaul due to largely to the trade agreement: trademark law.
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Michael Geist | The failure to sign CETA before TPP raises the possibility of problems with the Canadian provisions on geographical indications. Here's how this will impact Canada and its businesses.
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Michael Geist | Security and Internet experts have been sounding the alarm on the risks associated with exploited wifi routers and pointing to source code disclosures as potential solution.
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Michael Geist | Today's post examines the possibility that new policy innovations might also be stymied by the TPP, further limiting Canadian cultural policy.
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Michael Geist | Confusion about the scope of the provision and worries about what it might mean longer term are just two of the concerns with the source code rule in the TPP.
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Michael Geist | The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP.
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Michael Geist | In early TPP drafts, Canada opposed including the IP treaty obligations for much of the neogtiations. However, by the end, Canada caved, confirming that the TPP has already begun changing Canada.
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Michael Geist | Canadians must understand the costs and benefits of the TPP before they can provide useful feedback. And, unfortunately, the government is painting a misleading picture of the agreement.
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Michael Geist | Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, has stated that the government is committed to a robust Parliamentary and public review of the agreement.
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Michael Geist | Canada has recently passed new rules specifically designed to provide enhanced borer measure provisions for trademarks. If they TPP is raitfied, we'll have to change domestic law.
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Michael Geist | The U.S. is requiring Canada provide a report card every six months on its customs activities, meet on the issue whenever the U.S. demands, among other things.
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Michael Geist | Why did Canada fail to make digital inroads in TPP countries when most other countries did?