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Knowledge Ecology International Leaks Provisions in TPP

Press Release – Knowledge Ecology International Washington, DC Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), a non-governmental organization that advocates for access to knowledge and access to affordable medicines through intellectual property reform, today, August 5, 2015, leaked the remaining sections …Knowledge Ecology International Leaks Copyright Provisions in Trans-Pacific Partnership Washington, DC — Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), a non-governmental organization that advocates for access to knowledge and access to affordable medicines through intellectual property reform, today, August 5, 2015, leaked the remaining sections of the May 11, 2015 version of the Intellectual Property Chapter for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The negotiating text reflects the state of negotiations directly prior to the recent ministerial conference in Maui, Hawaii, which ended Friday, July 31, 2015. Yesterday, KEI released sections of the text relating to pharmaceutical patents, enforcement of intellectual property rules, and cooperation. Today, KEI released the remaining provisions from the Intellectual Property Chapter, including the provisions on trademarks, copyright, geographical indications, and industrial designs. Collectively, they would create new copyright and trademark rules, and govern the granting of geographical indications rights. KEI also released Addendum XV, on Internet Service Providers, as well as section A of the Chapter, on “General Provisions.” The documents released on August 4 and 5 constitute the entire consolidated text of the intellectual property chapter for the TPP as of May 11, 2015, including all brackets, strikeouts,...

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Knowledge Ecology Leaks TPP Text on Intellectual Property

Press Release – Knowledge Ecology International Washington, DC Today, August 4, 2015, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) released text from three sections of the 95page secret negotiating text on the Intellectual Property Chapter being used in the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPP, sometimes …4 August 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knowledge Ecology International Leaks TPP Text on Intellectual Property Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 Washington, DC — Today, August 4, 2015, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) released text from three sections of the 95page secret negotiating text on the Intellectual Property Chapter being used in the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPP, sometimes referred to as TPPA) trade negotiations. The negotiating text is dated May 11, 2015, and reflects the state of the text right before the Maui rounds of the negotiation, which ended Friday, July 31, 2015. Released this morning is text from the following sections of the IP Chapter: All of Section B on Cooperation. (Pages 8 to 10 of the IP Chapter) All of Section E on “Patents / Undisclosed Test or Other Data / Traditional Knowledge.” (Pages 29 to 53 of the IP Chapter) Articles 1 through 11 from Section H on enforcement. (Pages 67 through 89 of the IP Chapter) We hope to release the remaining sections (A, C, D, F, G, and the rest of H) later today and Wednesday. The text will be placed on this web page: http://keionline.org/tpp/11may2015-ip-text...

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