Trips Agreement Contracting Parties
In accordance with Article 39(2), protection is to apply to information which is secret, which has commercial value, because it is secret and has been subject to appropriate measures to keep it secret. U.S. free trade agreements with Australia, Morocco, and Bahrain have extended patentability by requiring patents to be available for new uses of known products.  The TRIPS Agreement allows for the issuance of compulsory licenses at the discretion of a country. . . .