1. Members agree to enter into negotiations aimed at strengthening the protection of individual geographical indications referred to in Article 23. Paragraphs 4 to 8 may not be used by a Member to refuse to conduct negotiations or conclude bilateral or multilateral agreements. In the context of these negotiations, Members are prepared to consider the continued applicability of these provisions to individual geographical indications the use of which has been the subject of such negotiations. 3. A Member shall refuse or declare ex officio, if its law so permits, or, at the request of an interested party, the registration of a mark containing or consisting of a geographical indication in respect of goods which do not originate in the area indicated, where the use of the indication on the mark is appropriate for those goods in that Member: the public on the actual place of origin. The texts reproduced in this section do not have the legal status of the original documents entrusted to and kept by the WTO Secretariat in Geneva. 4. This Section shall not require a Member to prevent the continued and similar use of a specific geographical indication of another Member to identify wines or spirits related to goods or services by one of its nationals or domiciles who, in respect of the same related goods or services, either (a) or for at least ten years 15 years ago. continuously. April 1994 or (b) in good faith before that date. (b) before the geographical indication is protected in its country of origin; (a) the use of means in the designation or presentation of material indicating or suggesting that the object originates in a geographical area other than the actual place of origin, in a manner that misleads the public as to the geographical origin of the case; (5) If a trade mark has been registered or registered in good faith or if rights have been acquired in a trade mark by use in good faith: 6.

This Section does not require a Member to apply its provisions relating to a geographical indication of another Member in respect of goods or services for which the indication in question is identical to that used in the common language as a common name. for such goods or services in the territory of that Member. This Section shall not oblige a Member to apply its provisions relating to a geographical indication of another Member to grapevine products for which the corresponding indication is identical to the usual name of a grape variety existing in the territory of that Member on the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement. 2. Members may provide for limited derogations from the protection of industrial designs, provided that such derogations do not conflict inappropriately with the normal valuation of protected industrial designs and do not unduly affect the legitimate interests of the holder of the protected design, taking into account the legitimate interests of third parties. 1. The holder of a protected professional design has the right to prevent third parties who do not have the consent of the holder from producing, selling or importing objects bearing or embodying a design that is a copy or, essentially, a copy of the protected design, where such acts are committed for commercial purposes. Measures taken for the application of this Section shall not affect the qualification or validity of the registration of a trade mark or the right to use a trade mark if such a trade mark is identical or similar to a geographical indication.

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