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Protection of Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act



Year of current version:2012
Date of entry into force of original text:March 16, 1999
Date of Text (Enacted):November 25, 1998
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
The WTO notification states:
'The Act prohibits disclosure of information without the consent of the applicant for microcircuits topography in certain circumstances.'
'The laws on industrial property (the Trademarks Act, the Patents Act, the Utility Models Act and the Industrial Designs Act, all with the subsequent amendments, and the Layout-Design of Integrated Circuits Protection Act) contain provisions on the protection and enforcement of industrial property rights. The above laws set forth pre-court dispute resolution procedures by the Industrial Property Board of Appeal in specified cases.
Further, the laws on industrial property contain provisions on certain additional remedies (injunctions) applicable in cases of infringements of industrial property rights.'

Date of entry into force: See Section 69 for further details.
Available Texts: 

Protection of Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act Protection of Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act, Complete document (pdf) [76 KB]


Mikrolülituse topoloogia kaitse seadus Mikrolülituse topoloogia kaitse seadus, Complete document (pdf) [67 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:EE121

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