Patent And Copyright Changes In The New NAFTA

Law360 (November 8, 2018, 1:45 PM EST) -- The United States, Mexico and Canada recently reached consensus on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is expected to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement in early 2019. Among the numerous topics covered under this modernized trade agreement are several that relate to intellectual property protection and policy.

Some of the more significant updates in the USMCA include provisions relating to copyright term, patent term adjustment, and protection of undisclosed testing or other data for agricultural chemical products, pharmaceutical products, and biologics. Key intellectual property provisions are discussed in more detail below as they impact each of the United States, Mexico...

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