TRIPS and Development Resource Book: A Useful and Practical Guide to the TRIPS Agreement This is a guide that provides general and technical information on the main topics discussed in TRIPS. It should be a practical tool for negotiators and policy makers to facilitate their informed participation in negotiations and decision-making processes. Agreement on Parts II, Sections 17, of the TRIPS Agreement. It deals in detail with all substantive rights covered by the TRIPS Agreement, in particular issues such as patents and related issues, such as access to medicines and the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and public health. Another patent issue concerns the ongoing negotiations, in accordance with Article 27(3)(b), on the patentability of life forms, which are the subject of an in-depth analysis of implementation options, as well as a summary of the respective views of members during the ongoing examination of this provision. The section on dispute settlement details the WTO dispute settlement system under the USD and provides an overview of the problems associated with the possible introduction of „non-violation complaints“ in TRIPS-related disputes. A new version of the Resource Book can be purchased by Cambridge University Press. 17: patents: subject matter and requirements of patentability 102 KB 20: patents: therapeutic, surgical and diagnostic methods 103KB 34: international and technical cooperation and technology transfer 86.2KB In accordance with the Preamble and Articles 1 8 of TRIPS: the characterisation of ad hoc rules as minimum standards; the discretion of members in the mode of enforcement; intellectual property rights that include trips; domestic treatment and most-favoured-nation clauses; controversial issues relating to exhaustion and the objectives and principles of TRIPS, in accordance with Articles 7, 8 and the Preamble. . .