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Intellectual Property Provisions of the USMCA, after NAFTA

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which will take effect after being passed into law and signed by each country, is intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, and includes a wide range of provisions. With respect to intellectual property, two notable provisions are Canada’s agreement to increase the term of protection for both copyrights and “biologics” — new pharmaceuticals derived from biological sources. 

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