A24. [Done at Washington, December 8, 17, 1992; at Ottawa, December 11, 17, 1992;
at Mexico City, December 14, 17, 1992]Part Six: Intellectual PropertyChapter Seventeen
NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT,
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS
NATURE AND SCOPE OF OBLIGATIONS
|1. ||Each Party shall provide in its territory to the nationals of another Party adequate
and effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, while
ensuring that measures to enforce intellectual property rights do not themselves
become barriers to legitimate trade.|
|2. ||To provide adequate and effective protection and enforcement of intellectual
property rights, each Party shall, at a minimum, give effect to this Chapter and
to the substantive provisions of:|
|a. ||the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms
Against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms, 1971 (Geneva
|b. ||the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1971
|c. ||the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1967 (Paris
|d. ||the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants,
1978 (UPOV Convention), or the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, 1991 (UPOV Convention). If a Party has
not acceded to the specified text of any such Conventions on or before the
date of entry into force of this Agreement, it shall make every effort to
|3. ||Annex 1701.3 applies to the Parties specified in that Annex.|
MORE EXTENSIVE PROTECTION
A Party may implement in its domestic law more extensive protection of intellectual property rights than is required under this Agreement, provided that such protection is not inconsistent with this Agreement.
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Book title: International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice.
Contributors: Paul Goldstein - Author.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: 518.
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