Trips Agreement Article 22

1. The holder of a protected professional design shall have the right to prevent third parties, without the consent of the holder, from producing, selling or importing objects bearing or embodying a design which is a copy or, in essence, a copy of the protected design where those acts are carried out for commercial purposes. 1. Members agree to enter into negotiations aimed at strengthening the protection of individual geographical indications referred to in Article 23. Paragraphs 4 to 8 may not be used by a Member to refuse to conduct negotiations or conclude bilateral or multilateral agreements. In the context of these negotiations, Members are prepared to consider the continued applicability of these provisions to individual geographical indications the use of which has been the subject of such negotiations. 9.

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