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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (1994)

Daniel Gervais

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 December 2019

Subject(s):
Ordre public — Travaux préparatoires — Intellectual property — Most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN) — Goods — Developing countries

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, generally referred to as the TRIPS Agreement, is the most comprehensive multilateral agreement in the field of intellectual property (Intellectual Property, International Protection). Formally, the TRIPS Agreement is Annex 1C of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization ([adopted 15 April 1994, entered into force 1 January 1995] 1867 UNTS 154; World Trade Organization [WTO]). As such it forms part of the package negotiated during the Uruguay Round of Multilateral...
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