The TRIPS Agreement and Access to Patented Medicines
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (henceforth, TRIPS Agreement) is to date the broadest multilateral agreement on intellectual property (IP). In particular, the TRIPS Agreement is a result of the negotiations of the Uruguay Round (1986-1994), which finalized the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) by creating the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 1, 1995.
KeywordsWorld Trade Organization Patent Protection Dispute Settlement Compulsory License Trips Agreement
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