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trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPs)

(WTO) TRIPs refers to intellectual property rights objectives in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Uruguay Round and the successor World Trade Organization (WTO). These objectives include achieving a comprehensive agreement that would include: (1) substantive standards of protection for all areas of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.); (2) effective enforcement measures (both at the border and internally); and (3) effective dispute settlement provisions. See Uruguay Round, World Trade Organization.

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