WikiLeaks Sparks Outcry With Release Of TPP Draft IP Text

Law360, New York (October 16, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT) -- WikiLeaks on Thursday published what it claims is a draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's intellectual property chapter, which advocacy groups swiftly blasted as curbing access to vital medicines, reigniting one of the deal's most contentious debates just as negotiators are racing to conclude the talks.

The anti-secrecy organization said that the 78-page document is a working version of the 12-nation trade pact's intellectual property chapter, complete with brackets and notes laying out the various countries' negotiating positions. The document was purportedly circulated at the 20th session of negotiations that took place in Vietnam in May.

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