Minutes before the September 30, 2018, midnight deadline, Canada reached a new free-trade agreement with Mexico and the United States. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which came into effect over 24 years ago.

The USMCA covers a wide range of topics, including intellectual property (IP) law. While Canada is already compliant with many of the requirements set out for the treatment of IP, there are some notable changes that Canadian businesses should be aware of.

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