(2002; 77 pages) [Spanish]
III. CONDITIONS OF PROTECTION UNDER TRIPS
The TRIPS Agreement establishes a minimum international standard for the protection of marketing approval data. WTO Member countries need to determine what is actually needed to fulfil their obligations under the Agreement. Understanding the obligations imposed by Article 39.3 requires a close reading of the text, an assessment of each of its components, as well as a review of the negotiating history and national practice. The remainder of this paper turns to these tasks.