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Trading Up: The Evolution and Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights in U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Trading Up: The Evolution and Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights in U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Trading Up Cover 228x300Intellectual property (IP) is a critical driver of economic growth and the development of new ideas, technologies, and solutions globally. The increasing importance of IP in a global economy was recognized and advanced with the successful negotiation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Concluded almost 20 years ago, TRIPS established an important global baseline of IP protection and enforcement.

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NAFTA at 20: Unfinished Business

NAFTA at 20: Unfinished Business

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The 20th anniversary of NAFTA has put trade within the North American region back in the spotlight, highlighting the importance of free trade and ensuring the right, comprehensive rules in these agreements. Yesterday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) provided testimony on key intellectual property (IP) matters related to NAFTA and the North American region.

U.S. Chamber’s Elliot Testified on NAFTA and Intellectual Property Issues with Canada

U.S. Chamber’s Elliot Testified on NAFTA and Intellectual Property Issues with Canada

Today, Mark Elliot, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere at a hearing titled, “NAFTA at Twenty: Accomplishments, Challenges, and the Way Forward.” Elliot spoke about intellectual property matters related to NAFTA, particularly industry concerns with Canada’s current IP systems, and opportunities for improvement in 2014.