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Send draft IP enforcement guidelines back to drawing board, says CATAAlliance

News | 06/28/2000 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is rallying against proposed new guidelines for intellectual property enforcement, warning that the Competition Bureau’s heavy-handed approach to enforcement will discourage innovation, particularly by smaller companies. The CATAAlliance highlighted its concerns in a June 15 letter to Industry Minister John Manley, saying that the bureau’s draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEG) threaten Canadian companies involved in patents, copyrights and trademarks.

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