TRIPS agreement



  • (written as TRIPs Agreement)
    The agreement negotiated in the Uruguay Round that incorporated issues of intellectual property into the WTO. It provides a set of minimum standards for intellectual property protection to which all but the poorest member countries of the WTO must conform.

Media Studies

  • noun a paper released by the WTO in 1995 covering aspects of intellectual property protection across the world, such as what should be protected, how long for, how to resolve disputes etc.