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Law on the Protection of the Topographies of Microelectronic Semiconductor Products (Semiconductor Protection Law, as amended by the Law of March 7, 1990)

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Date of entry into force of original text:November 1, 1987
Date of Text (Enacted):October 22, 1987
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:The notification by Germany to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law contains provisions concerning the following subjects: right to protection, applications, term of protection, infringements and penal sanctions.'

Die WTO-Mitteilung hält fest:
'Das Gesetz enthält Vorschriften zu Recht auf Schutz, Anmeldung, Schutzdauer, Schutzverletzung und Strafvorschriften'.
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Law on the Protection of the Topographies of Microelectronic Semiconductor Products (Semiconductor Protection Law, as amended by the Law of March 7, 1990) Law on the Protection of the Topographies of Microelectronic Semiconductor Products (Semiconductor Protection Law, as amended by the Law of March 7, 1990), Complete document (pdf) [158 KB] Law on the Protection of the Topographies of Microelectronic Semiconductor Products (Semiconductor Protection Law, as amended by the Law of March 7, 1990), Complete document (htm) [21 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi sur la protection des topographies de produits semi-conducteurs microélectroniques (loi sur la protection des semi-conducteurs, modifiée par la loi du 7 mars 1990) Loi sur la protection des topographies de produits semi-conducteurs microélectroniques (loi sur la protection des semi-conducteurs, modifiée par la loi du 7 mars 1990), Complete document (pdf) [156 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:DE040

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