CBC: WTO orders Canada to change patent laws
Oct 14, 2000, 19:39 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The WTO's dispute settlement body has upheld an American
complaint against Canada."
"The Americans disputed Canada's legislation that says
patents filed before October 1, 1989 have a 17-year term. The
Americans say that violates a WTO agreement called TRIPS, or
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property."
"The 1996 TRIPS provides patent protection for 20
years, something Canada has now been told it will have to