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IP Can Deliver in Partnership

IP Can Deliver in Partnership

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While officials from 12 countries recently met in Vietnam to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), U.S. negotiators are also hard at work on another trade agreement during World Trade Month: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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The Myth of Unfree Trade

The Myth of Unfree Trade

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In case you missed it, the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune have recently featured pieces on the myth of unfree trade, knocking at critics of two ambitious trade pacts the U.S. is currently pursuing. Unsurprisingly, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and the U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have recently become the object of anti-trade affections. However, when you cut through the hullabaloo and histrionics, you’re actually left with two well-positioned trade agreements destined to benefit U.S. jobs and the economy.

IP Delivers on Both Sides of the Pond

IP Delivers on Both Sides of the Pond

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Next week, the United States and the European Union will formally launch negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). An essential element of this agreement will be ensuring best-in-class standards for intellectual property protection.