intellectual property rights
Intellectual Property Rights and the Promotion of Biologics, Medical Devices, and Trade in Pharmaceuticals
Chinese companies are increasingly laying claim to patents, even if they were not the first to develop the broader technology.
Canadas lagging intellectual property (IP) protections for pharmaceutical innovators are a key issue to be settled in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations with the European Union. They may also play a role in upcoming negotiations for the multi-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).