Trips Agreement Article 7

(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; (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. 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. (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. Each member treats the nationals of the other members no less favourable than that accorded to its own nationals in the area of intellectual property protection (3), subject to the exceptions already provided for by the Paris Convention (1967), the Bern Convention (1971), the Rome Convention or the Treaty on Intellectual Property with regard to integrated circuits. For performers, phonogram producers and broadcasters, this obligation applies only to the rights of this agreement. Any member who uses the possibilities of Article 6 of the Berne Convention (1971) or Article 16, paragraph 1, point b) of the Rome Convention notifies the Council for TRIPS. 1. When formulating or amending their legislation, members may take the necessary measures to protect public health and nutrition and promote the public interest in sectors essential to their socio-economic and technological development, provided that these measures are in line with the provisions of this agreement. (c) with respect to the rights of performers, phonogram producers and broadcasters that are not covered by this agreement; For the purposes of dispute resolution under this agreement, and subject to Articles 3 and 4, this agreement is not used to address the issue of the depletion of intellectual property rights. 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).

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