Copyright Policy-making Moot

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to make intellectual property policy? Here’s your chance to experience law reform in action. A tiny group of selected students will participate in a moot unlike any other. Rather than preparing a factum, we’ll teach you the art of a different sort...

CETA Shows Canada’s Need for an IP Strategy

The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, is a done deal. Attention is now focussed on implementation, both in Canada and Europe. That doesn’t mean it is too soon to learn from the negotiation process. My testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade highlighted...

Best Practices for Intellectual Property in International Trade Deals

Intellectual property provisions in international agreements should not be negotiated secretly, but transparently. They should not serve special interests, but the public interest. And they should not be one-sided, but fair and balanced. This can be done by adhering to the Max Planck Principles for Intellectual Property Provisions in Bilateral...