Proper mandatory licenses will be exempt from claims for expropriation under the China BIT model.
Many requirements of the original USMCA have already been met by recent changes in Canadian IP legislation, but more amendments will be required to implement the USMCA.
The hard part of the trade dispute will cover long-standing issues relating to intellectual property violations and forced technology transfer by China, as well as subsidization of Chinese industries.
Canada’s intellectual protection rights system was also slammed for being too clement.
India is making efforts to speed up free trade negotiations with the EFTA countries comprising Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Leichtenstein in parallel with its discussions with the European Union on a similar pact.
The phase two agreement is to be digitally focused and could include a US-China bilateral trade agreement.
A provision of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade that would have guaranteed 10 years of market exclusivity for biologic drugs was removed.
Generic versions of biologic drugs could come to market faster.
Confidential documents from trade negotiations between the UK government and the US detail the US position regarding IP provisions.
China said it will raise penalties on violations of intellectual property rights in an attempt to address one of the sticking points in trade talks with the US.
This is the first comprehensive, high-level bilateral agreement China has ever signed with foreign businesses to protect geographic indication.
A common set of rules on intellectual property (IP) and e-commerce and a new scope of trade for telecommunication services are among some of the expected benefits that will arise from the RCEP agreement when it is signed next year.
Trade ministers of the 16-nation RCEP grouping will meet in Bangkok on October 10-12, in what could be the last ministerial before a potential deal is sealed in November.
To sign the RCEP and start negotiations on a FTA with the US when the Indian economy is on the brink of economic downturn and needs strong domestic policies is a decision that is not in national or public interest.
The National Farmers Union says the new deal’s extended patent protection for new pharmaceuticals must be reduced so that less expensive generic versions of new drugs can be available to consumers sooner.
The government of Indonesian is aggressively increasing the negotiation of international trade agreements governing seed patents for corporations.
Farmers are fighting back calling the EU’s demands on geographical indicators ‘bad policy’.
Europe’s bid to stop Australian cheesemakers using the name feta has advanced but its claim on the sparkling wine prosecco is facing growing opposition amid ongoing trade talks.
KORUS grants a power to the customs authorities to suspend release of suspected counterfeit or pirated goods into free circulation when a right holder requests to do so with “adequate evidence”.
One of the main purposes of the US in bilateral negotiation is to level up the enforcement of IPRs, especially enhanced enforcement provisions that the US sought but failed in achieving at the TRIPS negotiation.