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Trips Agreement Came Into Effect On

On the one hand, the so-called “non-backsliding” clause in Article 65.5, which concerns amendments made during the transitional period, and, on the other hand, the so-called “mailbox” provision in Article 70.8 for the filing of patent applications for pharmaceutical and agricultural and chemical products during the transitional period. However, the agreement leaves countries different periods to delay the implementation of its provisions. These delays define the transition from before the entry into force of the Agreement (before 1 January 1995) to its application in the Member States. The main transitional periods are as follows: if, on the entry into force of the TRIPS Agreement (1 January 1995), a developing country has not provided product protection in a given technological field, it has in particular a maximum period of ten years (until 1 January 2005) to introduce protection (Article 65(4)). The TRIPS Council comprises all WTO members. .