World Trade Organization

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The WTO Agreement of 1994, a successor of GATT, contains in its TRIPS Agreement extensive provisions binding on WTO members relating to intellectual property rights. Breaches of this treaty can lead to trade sanctions. Implemented by Canada, effective 1 January 1996, by the World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 1994, c. 57.

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