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Article 69 of the Agreement obliges Members to establish and notify within their administrations contact points in order to cooperate with each other in order to interrupt trade in in-breach goods. In addition, the Agreement gives Members the freedom to determine the appropriate method of implementing the provisions of the Agreement in their own legal and practical order. The agreement therefore takes into account the diversity of members` legal frameworks (e.g. B between customary law and civil traditions). Article 63.2 of the TRIPS Agreement requires Members to communicate the laws and regulations relating to the subject matter of the Agreement (availability, scope, acquisition, enforcement and prevention of abuse of intellectual property rights). In addition, Article 65(5) of the TRIPS Agreement provides that countries benefiting from the transitional period should not leave members that benefit from a transitional period (in accordance with Article 65(1), (2), (3) or (4)), in order to ensure that changes in their laws, rules and practices during the transitional period do not result in less compliance with the provisions of the Agreement. However, Members may choose to enact laws that provide broader protection than is necessary in the Agreement, as long as the additional protection is not contrary to the provisions of the Agreement. It may also clarify or interpret the provisions of the Agreement. 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: under Article 4(d), a Member may exclude from the most-favoured-nation obligation all advantages, advantages, privileges or immunities of that Member under international agreements for the protection of intellectual property which entered into force before the entry into force of the WTO Agreement, provided that such agreements are notified to the Ad Hoc Council and do not constitute arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination. wins nationals of other members. The general transitional periods apply to original WTO members, i.e. governments that were members on 1 January 1995. Since the WTO, a number of countries have acceded to it. It also means that the provisions of the Agreement are governed by the WTO Integrated Dispute Settlement Mechanism contained in the Dispute Settlement Agreement (the Agreement on Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures) .. . . .

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