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Estonia

Protection of Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act, 1998

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Estonia

Year of current version:1998
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)
Notes:
For date of entry into force: See Section 69 for further details.

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."
Available Texts: 
English

Protection of Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act, 1998 Protection of Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act, 1998, Complete document (pdf) [292 KB]

French

Loi sur la protection des schémas de configuration de circuits intégrés, 1998 Loi sur la protection des schémas de configuration de circuits intégrés, 1998, Complete document (pdf) [319 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:EE008

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