The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (the TRIPS Agreement), which constitutes Annex 1C of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO), is undoubtedly the most comprehensive international agreement on intellectual property protection ever established. This incomparable book, recognized since its first edition as the preeminent work on its subject, thoroughly and expertly examines the intricacies of the TRIPS provisions concerning trademarks and industrial designs.
It is organized as a paragraph-by-paragraph annotated text of the Agreement, with detailed commentary not only on the articles specifically dealing with industrial property but on every clause in the Agreement that could affect the protection of trademarks and/or designs.
Foreword Introductory note
The legal structure and the economic nature of intellectual property Preamble
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
Section 2: Trademarks Section 3: Geographical Indications Section 4: Industrial Designs Part IV Acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property rights and related inter partes procedures Part V Dispute prevention and settlement Part VI Transitional arrangements Annex
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property Index