AMENDED TRIPS AGREEMENT
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
(as amended on 23 January 2017)
The TRIPS Agreement is Annex 1C of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, signed in Marrakesh, Morocco on 15 April 1994.
The TRIPS Agreement was amended through the Protocol of 6 December 2005 that entered into force on 23 January 2017. The amendment inserted a new Article 31bis into the Agreement as well as an Annex and Appendix. These provide the legal basis for WTO members to grant special compulsory licences exclusively for the production and export of affordable generic medicines to other members that cannot domestically produce the needed medicines in sufficient quantities for their patients.
PREAMBLE to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
PART IV Acquisition and Maintenance of Intellectual Property Rights and Related Inter-Partes Procedures
PART VI Transitional Arrangements
Annex and Appendix to the TRIPS Agreement
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