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This Document Contains TPP CONFIDENTIAL Information

TPP Negotiations, R18
IP Group
Intellectual Property [Rights] Chapter

health and protecting equal access to knowledge and food.]
[CL/NZ/VN/BN/MY/PE:11 3. [Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter,] Nothing
in this Chapter shall be construed as a limitation to the flexibilities, exceptions and
limitations set out on the TRIPS Agreement and any other multilateral agreement
relating to intellectual property to which they are party, especially with regards to
measures aimed at protecting equal access to knowledge, food and public health.]]
[US/AU propose; CL/NZ/MY/PE/BN/VN/CA/JP/MX12 oppose:13 4.
Each Party
shall ratify or accede to the following agreements by the date of entry into force of this




Patent Cooperation Treaty (1970), as amended in 1979;


Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1967);


Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1971);


Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals
Transmitted by Satellite (1974);


Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International
Registration of Marks (1989);


Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of
Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (1977), as amended in


International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants [MX
propose: (1961) as revised in 1972, 1978 or] (1991) (UPOV Convention);


Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (2006);


WIPO Copyright Treaty (1996); and


WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (1996).]

Negotiators' Note: Delegations are considering the relationship between this proposal and the general nonderogation provision in Article [ ]. Proponent delegations other than VN are prepared to consider addition of
the opening clause shown in brackets if it aids in forming a consensus.
Negotiators' Note: MX is flexible if the obligation is on a best endeavor basis.
Negotiators' Note: SG has no substantive objection to this paragraph and will follow consensus.