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How reworking NAFTA will affect intellectual property in Canada

By Emily Haws      

Expect another tussle over whether to extend data exclusivity from eight years to 12.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters in Ottawa in August about NAFTA renegotiations, the third round of which is set to take place Sept. 23 to 27 in Canada's capital. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Whatever changes made to intellectual property policy through the ongoing reworking of NAFTA will certainly affect biotechnology companies. Some Canadian analysts say Canada should take an offensive approach to the IP chapter because it already complies with global standards.

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