Lunch Discussion: Constitutional Restraints on IP in FTAs

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual property Invites you to a discussion on Constitutional Restraints on International Trade Agreements in Federal Systems: Lessons from Canada, with Professor Jeremy DeBeer, University of Ottawa 

Thursday, June 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Washington College of Law Room 627
4801 Mass Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 

Complimentary lunch provided to registered participants

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In the context of growing political debates in the U.S., Canada, European Union and elsewhere on whether and how disciplines on domestic intellectual property law should be included in international trade agreements, Professor Jeremy DeBeer from the University of Ottawa present his recent paper: “Implementing International Trade Agreements in Federal Systems.” The presentation will include discussions of intellectual property issues in the negotiation towards a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) as well as examples from the recently concluded negotiation on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Professor DeBeer will focus on three specific examples of current controversies related to the regulation of intellectual property in the fields of pharmaceutical data protection, digital rights management (DRM), and geographic indications. Questions can be directed to Stephanie Duchesneau at

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