Tuesday 30 March 2010

Harmonization spreads westwards

You thought Europe consisted of 27 member states. It looks like we may soon be joined by another... Canada and the EU have been negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) to reduce barriers to trade. Michael Geist has obtained a (leaked) proposal and it looks like Canadian IP law may be on the way to becoming more European (rather than European law becoming more Canadian). Harmonization knows no bounds. Well, I guess there are more of us than of them. Why not go the whole hog and bring US law into line too?

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