Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Subject to Legal Review in English and French for Accuracy, Clarity and Consistency.
Subject to Authentication of English and French Versions.
Letter from Canada to Mexico
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of this date, which reads as follows:
“In connection with the signing on this date of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (hereinafter
referred to as “the Agreement”), I have the honor to confirm the following understanding reached by the
Governments of Canada (Canada) and the United Mexican States (Mexico) during the course of the negotiations
of the Agreement:
I have the further honour to confirm that my Government shares this understanding and that your letter and this
letter of reply, equally valid in English, French and Spanish, will constitute an understanding between our
Governments, which shall enter into force on the date on which the Agreement enters into force for both Governments.
The Parties recognize the friendly and productive cooperative partnership between Canada and Mexico with
respect to intellectual property, which has been facilitated by the Memorandum of Understanding on Industrial
Property Cooperation between the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property of the United Mexican States and
the Canadian Intellectual Property Office of Canada (“the MOU”).
Conscious of the value and importance of appropriate intellectual property rights in fostering the creation
of high quality, unique products in our two countries, the Parties resolve to develop a work plan of cooperation
activities, which will serve to improve the Parties’ understanding of how Appellations of Origin, Certification
Marks, Geographical Indications and other similar forms of intellectual property rights may be protected within
the framework of their respective intellectual property systems.
I have the further honor to propose that this letter and your letter of reply, equally valid in Spanish, French
and English, confirming that your Government shares this understanding, will constitute an understanding between
our Governments, which shall enter into force on the date on which the Agreement enters into force for both