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Wednesday 6 November 2013

Canada opts for "SPC-type" protection under CTEU

From our good friend Martijn de Lange at the Netherlands Patent Office comes news from afar. He tells us that there has been an interesting development in Canada, where "SPC-type" protection will be introduced there as a consequence of the CTEU, the recently-concluded free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. See here for some further information.

The full text of the CTEU does not yet seem to be available, but a bit more information on this pact can be found here.

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