With one exception, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations have been locked behind an iron curtain of secrecy. The curtain just got a bit less opaque.
The recent publication by Wikileaks of a leaked, recently dated, draft of the Intellectual Property chapter was a break-through in terms of public enlightenment. It also rang the IP industry alarm. Make no mistake: the TPPA, if agreed, will touch most things in domestic and professional life right down to better pain relief or selecting a wine by region.