Understanding the TPP: Intellectual Property Protection and Investment Protection

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Quartier de l’Innovation, Griffintown/Old Montreal, CEIM, 20 Queen Street, 3rd floor (south of Wellington), Montreal, Canada
Private Event: Workshop
Jan 29

Participation in this event is by invitation only

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of a series of major new trade agreements (CETA between Canada and the EU and the TTIP between the USA and the EU) which Canada may join or which may have an important impact on Canada. Two of the most controversial chapters of the TPP cover Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Foreign Investment.

With a view to promoting understanding of the TPP in the business, legal, and academic communities, the McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Law together with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is organizing a half-day symposium devoted to the analysis of these two chapters. Canada will be invited to ratify the TPP in 2016. It is important that Canadians understand the decision that must be taken by the federal and provincial governments.

Speakers include:

  • David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament, Government of Canada
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, Associate Professor of Intellectual Property at the Faculty of LawMcGill University
  • Thomas Cottier, Emeritus Professor of European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern and currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa
  • Armand de Mestral, Professor Emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration, McGill University and Senior Fellow, CIGI
  • Céline Lévesque, Dean and Full Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

And many more! For more information, please visit the symposium program.

Please register on Eventbrite or by e-mail to [email protected]. A request for CLE accreditation has been made to the Quebec Bar Association.


Comprendre la PTP/TPP: La Protection de la propriété intellectuelle et des investissements étrangers


Le Partenariat Trans-pacifique (PTP) fait partie d’une série de nouveaux accords commerciaux (AECG entre le Canada et l’UE et le TTIP entre les Etats-Unis et l’UE) auxquels le Canada est appelé à adhérer ou qui auront un impact important sur le Canada. Le deux chapitres les plus controversés du PTP couvrent les droits de propriété intellectuelle et la protection des investissements étrangers.

 Afin de mieux comprendre l’impact du PTP par le monde des affaires les juristes et les universitaires le Centre de la propriété intellectuelle de McGill de concert avec le Centre pour l’innovation dans la gouvernance internationale (CIGI) organise un colloque d’une demi-journée pour analyser ces deux chapitres. Le Canada sera bientôt appelé à ratifier le PTP en 2016. Il est important que les Canadiens comprennent la portée de la décision qui sera prise par le Gouvernement fédéral de concert avec les Provinces.

Une demande de reconnaissance de la formation continue a été soumise au Barreau du Québec.

Renseignements: [email protected]

Event Speakers

Armand de Mestral is a senior fellow at CIGI. He is an expert in international economic law, and professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University.