August 18, 2014

Leaked CETA document raises concerns, questions

Andrew Skodyn was quoted in Canadian Lawyer Inhouse - Online on August 18, 2014 on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement excerpt that was leaked.

"Almost a year after Canada and the European Union announced an agreement in principle on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, a hefty excerpt of the deal was leaked last week raising red flags in the business community...

..IP lawyer Andrew Skodyn of Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP agrees it does appear some of the pharma patent changes that had been talked about are coming to pass.

'In particular, it appears that patent term restoration for time spent in the regulatory approval process is going to be put into place,' he says..."