European report warns Canada against looser IP rules in trade deal

Giving in to European Union demands to tighten the country's intellectual property regime could benefit Canada's pharmaceutical and publishing industries, but will "have significant adverse impacts" on some consumers, according to the new European Commission report.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan talk about the Canada-EU trade negotiations on Parliament Hill in December 2010.
Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 02/23/2011 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Sunday, 10/28/2012 4:07 pm EDT

Giving in to European Union demands to tighten the country's intellectual property regime could benefit Canada's pharmaceutical and publishing industries, but will "have significant adverse impacts" on some consumers, according to the new European Commission report.

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