Article 25.2 contains a specific provision that aims to take into account the short life cycle and the number of new designs in the textile sector: the requirements for the protection of these designs, particularly with regard to costs, testing or publication, should not disproportionately affect the possibility of seeking and obtaining such protection. Members are free to fulfill this obligation through commercial or copyright law. An agreement reached in 2003 relaxed domestic market requirements and allows developing countries to export to other countries with a public health problem as long as exported drugs are not part of a trade or industrial policy.  Drugs exported under such regulations may be packaged or coloured differently to prevent them from affecting the markets of industrialized countries. The TRIPS agreement contains, in reference to the provisions of the Berne Convention on the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Art. 9), with the exception of moral rights. It has also incorporated, referring to the material provisions of the Paris Convention on the Protection of Industrial Property (Article 2.1). The TRIPS agreement explicitly states that software and databases are copyrighted and subject to the originality requirement (Article 10). (a) arising from international agreements on mutual legal assistance or general criminal prosecutions and which are not particularly limited to the protection of intellectual property; The 2002 Doha Declaration confirmed that the TRIPS agreement should not prevent members from taking the necessary steps to protect public health. Despite this recognition, less developed countries have argued that flexible TRIPS provisions, such as mandatory licensing, are almost impossible to obtain. The least developed countries, in particular, have made their young domestic manufacturing and technological industries proof of the infallible policy. Article 10.2 specifies that databases and other compilations of data or other material other than them are protected by copyright, even though the databases contain data that, as such, is not protected by copyright.
Databases are protected by copyright as long as they are intellectual creations because of the choice or disposition of their contents. The provision also confirms that databases must be protected in any form, in whatever form, whether computer-readable or in any other form. In addition, the provision specifies that this protection does not extend to the data or material itself and does not affect copyrights on the data or materials themselves. (d) international intellectual property protection agreements that came into force prior to the ENTRY into force of the WTO agreement, provided that these agreements are notified to the Travel Council and do not constitute arbitrary or unjustified discrimination against nationals of other members.