Trips Agreement Article 3

(a) arising from international agreements on mutual legal assistance or general criminal prosecutions and which are not particularly limited to the protection of intellectual property; The obligations under Articles 3 and 4 do not apply to procedures under WIPO-led multilateral agreements on the acquisition or maintenance of intellectual property rights. (d) international intellectual property protection agreements that came into force prior to the ENTRY into force of the WTO agreement, provided that these agreements are notified to the Travel Council and do not constitute arbitrary or unjustified discrimination against nationals of other members. 3. Members grant the treatment of other members to nationals of other members under this agreement. 1. With regard to relevant intellectual property law, nationals of other members are considered to be natural or legal persons who would meet the protection criteria provided by the Paris Convention (1967), the Bern Convention (1971), the Rome Convention and the Intellectual Property Treaty, taking into account the integrated channels, all WTO members. 2. Any member who makes use of the possibilities provided for in Article 5, paragraph 3, or Article 6, paragraph 2, of the Rome Convention, notifies the Council on Intellectual Property Rights relating to trade (The TRIPS Council). (c) with respect to the rights of performers, phonogram producers and broadcasters that are not covered by this agreement; 1. With respect to Parts II, III and IV of this agreement, members comply with Articles 1 to 12 and 19 of the Paris Convention (1967). (b) are granted in accordance with the provisions of the Bern Convention (1971) or the Rome Convention, which allows the treatment granted not to be treated in national treatment but in another country; 1.

Members are implementing the provisions of this agreement. Members may, but are not required to, implement in their legislation a broader protection than is provided by this agreement, unless that protection is contrary to the provisions of the agreement. Members are free to define the appropriate method for implementing the provisions of this agreement in their own legal and practical order. The protection and respect of intellectual property rights should contribute to the promotion of technological innovation and the transfer and dissemination of technologies, to the mutual interest of producers and users of technological knowledge and in a way that promotes social and economic well-being, and to the balance of rights and obligations. 2. Nothing in Parts I to IV of this Agreement departs from the obligations that exist between members under the Paris Convention, the Bern Convention, the Rome Convention and the Intellectual Property Treaty, taking into account the integrated circuits.