Linking the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), To National Development Goals & Poverty Reduction


Linking the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), To National Development Goals & Poverty Reduction    |   File Size: 224.81 kB Downloads: 702   |   Post Date: 11 September 2007

The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement covers goods (The General Agreement in Trade and Tariff, GATT), services (The General Agreement on Trade in Services, GATS) and Intellectual Property (Trade Related Intellectual Property, TRIPS). These agreements map out the principles of liberalization and the permitted exceptions.


Debate on Patenting of Life Forms & Review of Article 27.3(B) OF WTO - TRIPs Agreement


Debate on Patenting of Life Forms & Review of Article 27.3(B) OF WTO - TRIPs Agreement    |   File Size: 319.53 kB Downloads: 2421   |   Post Date: 06 September 2007

The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) was established in 1994 as one of the pillars of the global trade regime which is enforced through the World Trade Organisation (WTO). TRIPs Agreement defines minimum standards of protection for Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in more than 171 WTO member states. Section Five of the Agreement is devoted to patents and states that inventions in all fields of technology should be patentable.


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