US Must Demand Strong IP Protection In TPP Talks, Sens. Say

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and ranking member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, continued to push the White House to take a hard line in negotiations over a trans-Pacific trade deal, saying Friday that any agreement must include comprehensive intellectual property protections.

In a letter to acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis dated March 22, Baucus and Hatch said participants in the Trans-Pacific Partnership must commit to enacting intellectual property protections that are equal to that afforded under U.S. law. The senators called IP the “lifeblood...
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