Update on CUSMA/NAFTA and Bill C-4

Jan 30 2020

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Bill C-4 was introduced to implement the Canada - United States – Mexico Agreement Implementation Act (CUSMA).

The enactment of the CUSMA aims to, among others, replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and enhance IP protection in Canada.

With the implementation of CUSMA, amendments and enhancements to copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, and anti-counterfeiting are suggested to further assist rights’ holders. Many of these amendments follow those included in Bill C-100 which had its first reading on May 29, 2019.

For more detailed information on these amendments, read our take on CUSMA/NAFTA here.

Bill C-4 can be viewed here at the LEGISinfo website.

Additional details on CUSMA can be viewed here at the Government of Canada website.

Details and updates on the CUSMA will be added to our IP news section as they occur. For more information on CUSMA/ NAFTA and how it might affect your intellectual property, contact one of our professionals.

This article is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice.

Back to blog overview

Tags: Copyright, CUSMA, NAFTA, Trade Secrets, USMCA