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FAC Number: 2023-01
Effective Date: 12/30/2022

27.204-2 Use of patented technology under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

27.204-2 Use of patented technology under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

Article 31 of Annex 1 C, Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, to GATT (Uruguay Round) addresses situations where the law of a member country allows for use of a patent without authorization, including use by the Government. Article 20.40 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement preserves parties' rights under Article 31.

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