IP Professors Slam Pacific Trade Talks As Overly Secretive

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT) -- A day after media trade groups and others called on President Barack Obama to ensure strong intellectual property protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, dozens of IP law professors from around the world criticized the TPP negotiations Wednesday, calling them overly secretive.

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the professors say they are particularly dismayed that Kirk has restricted public involvement from the 12th round of TPP negotiations, currently underway in Dallas, by eliminating the full-day stakeholder forums that have been hosted at other...
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