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URUGUAY ROUND AGREEMENT: TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

The TRIPS Agreement is Annex 1C of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, signed in Marrakesh, Morocco on 15 April 1994.

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PREAMBLE to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights


PART I General Provisions and Basic Principles


PART II Standards Concerning the Availability, Scope and Use of Intellectual Property Rights

1. Copyright and Related Rights

2. Trademarks

3. Geographical Indications

4. Industrial Designs

5. Patents

6. Layout-Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits

7. Protection of Undisclosed Information

8. Control of Anti-Competitive Practices in Contractual Licences


PART III Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

1. General Obligations

2. Civil and Administrative Procedures and Remedies

3. Provisional Measures

4. Special Requirements Related to Border Measures

5. Criminal Procedures


PART IV Acquisition and Maintenance of Intellectual Property Rights and Related Inter-Partes Procedures


PART V Dispute Prevention and Settlement


PART VI Transitional Arrangements


PART VII Institutional Arrangements; Final Provisions

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