The trade agreement database provided by THE ITC Market Access Card. Given that hundreds of free trade agreements are currently in force and are being negotiated (approximately 800 according to the rules of the intermediary of origin, including non-reciprocal trade agreements), it is important for businesses and policy makers to keep their status in mind. There are a number of free trade agreement custodians available at national, regional or international level. Among the most important are the database on Latin American free trade agreements, established by the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) [23], the database managed by the Asian Regional Integration Center (ARIC) with information agreements concluded by Asian countries[24] and the portal on free trade negotiations and agreements of the European Union. [25] The TRIPS agreement provides that “a sign or combination of signs that may distinguish a company`s goods or services from those of other companies may constitute a trademark.┬áThe TRIPS agreement also provides that, with certain exceptions 67, the trademark holder “has the exclusive right to prevent all third parties who do not have the consent of the owner from using identical or similar signs in commercial transactions for products or services identical or similar to those for which the trademark is registered where such use would result in a risk of confusion.” 68 well-known trademarks in a given country are entitled to additional protection69 While many observers have spoken of the benefits of free trade agreements with respect to U.S. intellectual property interests, others have expressed concerns about the impact or impact of these agreements. Some commentators have expressed concern that free trade agreements could lead to complications in efforts to reform U.S. law, even in circumstances where changes to national intellectual property rules would be desirable in the future.122 In particular, if Congress would like to make further changes to its laws incompatible with free trade agreements. , the United States should either renegotiate these agreements.

, or the possibility of violating their conditions. A possible example of this is the importation of patented medicines into the United States, a subject that Singapore, Australia and Morocco free trade agreements are addressing. For example, paragraph 4 of Article 15.9 of the Usa-Morocco Free Trade Agreement provides that Congress` interest in intellectual property laws, including patents, copyrights and trademarks, is reflected in recent free trade agreements to which the United States belonged. Congress stated in the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Act of 20021 that one of the general objectives of negotiating these agreements is to encourage our contracting parties to accept “a standard of intellectual property protection, which is the one that is in place in U.S. law.” 2 In accordance with this mandate, the United States has entered into numerous free trade agreements that have required its signatories to meet established standards for intellectual property protection3.