Otherwise known as the Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property, TRIPs is a new agreement within the GATT that addresses intellectual property concerns. TRIPs marks the first serious involvement of the GATT into intellectual property issues. Because of TRIPs, the Trademark Act(section 2(a) of the Lanham Act) was amended to include a prohibition against the registration of any geographical mark for wines or spirits not from the place indicated in the mark.