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Cablegate: Government of Canada Shares Usg's Ipr Concerns

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FM AMEMBASSY OTTAWA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6761
INFO RUCNCAN/ALL CANADIAN POSTS COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 1256

UNCLAS OTTAWA 001962

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STATE FOR WHA/CAN AND EEB/TPP/MTA/IPC WALLACE AND BOGER
STATE PASS USTR FOR GARDE, SULLIVAN, AND MELLE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON KIPR CA
SUBJECT: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SHARES USG'S IPR CONCERNS
REGARDING WHO IGWG

REF: STATE 144926

(U) On October 23 Tanuja Garde, Director, Intellectual
Property and Innovation, USTR, and Econoff delivered points
in reftel to Julie Boisvert, Senior Trade Policy Analyst,
Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Trade
Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade. Boisvert confirmed that Canada will be sending trade
officials to the November IGWG meeting in Geneva. She
expressed agreement with the U.S. position regarding IPR and
suggested that the U.S. and Canada should coordinate in
advance with like-minded countries, such as Australia, as
much as possible.

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