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International Negotiations; Exceptions

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The members agree to enter into negotiations aimed at increasing the protection of individual geographical indications. The provisions shall not be used by a member to refuse to conduct negotiations or to conclude bilateral or multilateral agreements. In the context of such negotiations, the members shall be willing to consider the continued applicability of these provisions to individual geographical indications whose use was the subject of such negotiations. The council for trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) shall keep under review the application of the provisions of this section. The first review shall take place within two years of the entry into force of the world trade organisation (WTO) agreement. The provisions of this section shall in no way prejudice the right of any person to use, in the course of trade.

Keywords: agreements; council; negotiations; prejudice



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