Subject to the provisions of Article 37(1), Members consider that the following acts are unlawful if carried out without the authorization of the right holder: (9) import, sale or other distribution for commercial purposes of a protected layout design, an integrated circuit in which a protected layout design is integrated or an article containing such an integrated circuit, only to the extent that: when it continues to contain an illegally reproduced layout design. (a) arising from international agreements on mutual legal assistance or application of a general nature which are not particularly limited to the protection of intellectual property; The obligations under Articles 3 and 4 shall not apply to procedures under multilateral agreements concluded under the auspices of WIPO concerning the acquisition or maintenance of intellectual property rights. 1. . .