Innovation permeates CIGI’s research, leading to new approaches and new partnerships. Through economic, legal and political lenses, CIGI focuses on understanding, and helping to shape, the policies that foster innovation, promote diffusion of knowledge and know-how, and raise productivity and security, in partnership with international organizations, the Government of Canada and others. Research on innovation and trade also focuses on the interaction between international intellectual property architecture and mega trade arrangements.

CIGI is developing best practices and strategies to increase awareness of intellectual property rights and create an integrated innovation ecosystem that enables innovators to compete effectively in the domestic and global knowledge economy. CIGI contributes research on appropriate legal frameworks to address emerging intellectual property issues.

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Ton Zuijdwijk

CIGI Senior Fellow

Ton Zuijdwijk is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. The focus of his research is on international trade law, particularly as it relates to intellectual property. He also follows closely the repercussions of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, for Europe and for the Canada-UK relationship in the post-Brexit era.

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