Members required a patent applicant to disclose the invention in a manner sufficiently clear and complete that the invention could be executed by a tradesman and may require the applicant to indicate the best means of executing the invention known to the inventor on the filing date or, if the priority is claimed, on the priority date of the application (Article 29.1). The ON TRIPS agreement is a minimum model agreement that allows members to more broadly protect intellectual property protection on demand. Members are free to determine the appropriate method of transposing the provisions of the agreement into their own legal and practical order. Articles 3, 4 and 5 contain the basic rules on the treatment of foreigners by nationals and the most advantaged, which are common to all categories of intellectual property covered by the agreement. These obligations relate not only to standards of material protection, but also to issues relating to the availability, acquisition, scope, maintenance and application of intellectual property rights, as well as intellectual property issues that are explicitly mentioned in the agreement. While the national treatment clause prohibits discrimination between nationals of one member and nationals of other members, the most favoured nation clause prohibits discrimination between nationals of other members. With respect to the national treatment obligation, exemptions authorized by WIPO`s existing IP agreements are also permitted under TRIPS. If these exceptions allow for substantial reciprocity, a derogation from the resulting MFN treatment is also permitted (for example. (b) the comparison of copyright protection provisions exceeding the minimum duration provided for by the TRIPS agreement, in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 8, of the Bern Agreement, in accordance with the ON THE TRIPS agreement). Other limited exceptions to the MFN obligation are also provided. Article 25.1 of the ON TRIPS agreement requires members to provide for the protection of independently established industrial models, which are new or original.
Members may anticipate that the designs are not new or original if they are not significantly different from known designs or combinations of known features. Members may anticipate that this protection does not apply to specific constructions primarily for technical or functional reasons. In accordance with Article 14.3, broadcasters have the right to prohibit unauthorized fixing, reproduction of bindings and wireless broadcasting, as well as the public disclosure of their television programmes. However, it is not necessary to grant such rights to broadcasters where, subject to the provisions of the Berne Convention, copyright holders in the subject of the mailings have the opportunity to prevent such acts. Article 35 of the TRIPS agreement obliges Member States to protect the design of integrated circuits in accordance with the provisions of the IPIC Treaty (Intellectual Property Treaty, taking into account integrated circuits) negotiated in 1989 under the aegis of WIPO. These provisions include definitions of the integrated circuit and layout design (topography), protection requirements, exclusive rights and restrictions, and use, registration and disclosure. An integrated circuit refers to a product in its final form or an intermediate form in which the elements, of which at least one is an active element, and some or all connections are formed in full in and/or on a piece of material and must perform an electronic function. A layout design (topography) is defined as the three-dimensional layout, in terms or not, of elements of which at least one is an active element, and by some or all connections of an integrated circuit or a three-dimensional layout prepared for an integrated production circuit.