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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: 16 July 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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