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H.R. 3811: TRIPP Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 11, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3811

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 11, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Hudson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To direct the President to oppose any waiver of obligations of members of the World Trade Organization under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights unless a statute is enacted expressly authorizing such a waiver.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Trade Related Intellectual Property Protection Act or TRIPP Act.

2.

Opposition to waiver of obligations of WTO members under the TRIPS Agreement

The President shall oppose any waiver of obligations of members of the World Trade Organization under the TRIPS Agreement unless a statute is enacted expressly authorizing such a waiver.

3.

TRIPS Agreement defined

In this Act, the term TRIPS Agreement means the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights referred to in section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(15)).