TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter

When something this big is this secret, one can only assume that it does not benefit the common folk, but rather is another legal conundrum that is designed by those who feel a need to control, to make business even more profitable for themselves and to make life even more difficult for the people of the world. TPP… sounds like “trap”.

Today, 9 October, 2015 WikiLeaks releases the final negotiated text for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP encompasses 12 nations representing more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Despite a final agreement, the text is still being withheld from the public, notably until after the Canadian election on October 19.

The document is dated four days ago, October 5th, or last Monday, the same day it was announced in Atlanta, Georgia that the 12 member states to the treaty had reached an accord after five and a half years of negotiations.

The IP Chapter of the TPP has perhaps been the most controversial chapter due to its wide-ranging effects on internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents. “If TPP is ratified, people in the Pacific-Rim countries would have to live by the rules in this leaked text,” said Peter Maybarduk, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program Director. “The new monopoly rights for big pharmaceutical firms would compromise access to medicines in TPP countries. The TPP would cost lives.”

Read the full press release.

View the leaked “TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter, Consolidated Text” (PDFHTML).

Experts Analysis

Expert Analysis: “Ambiguity Leads to Fallacy: Biologics Exclusivity in the Trans-Pacific Partnership” (PDFHTML).

Expert Analysis: “Pharmaceutical Provisions in the TPP” (PDFHTML).

Expert Analysis: “TPP Transition Periods on Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rules” (PDFHTML).

Expert Analysis: “International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants 1991 (UPOV91)” (PDFHTML).

Expert Analysis: “Propiedad intelectual en el Tratado Transpacífico” (PDFHTML)

Expert Analysis: “Public Citizen – WikiLeaks Publication of Complete, Final TPP Intellectual Property” (PDFHTML)


For live links, go to WikiLeaks – TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter – 5 October 2015

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