Mercosur-EU Free Trade Agreement: a bad deal for the public domain

Like many other multilateral agreements that have been negotiated in recent years (TPP, TTIP, etc.), the Mercosur-EU FTA covers a large number of areas (not all strictly related to trade) ranging from the exchange of goods to capital movements, phytosanitary measures, electronic commerce and intellectual property (IP). The area of ​​negotiation related to IP is extremely broad, including patents, trademarks, geographical indications and copyright, among other topics.

Country: EU

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: secret negocitations, public domain, IPR, Mercosur-EU, trade agreements

Posted on Wednesday 3 January 2018

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