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Layout-Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits Act 2000, No. 3 of 2000

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Year of current version:2000
Date of entry into force of original text:May 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):March 27, 2000
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
Notes:
The WTO notification states:
"This Act protects layout-designs of integrated circuits against reproduction, importation, selling and other distribution and provides protection for layout-designs of integrated circuits. The right to protection belongs to the creator and this right may be assigned or transferred. The term of protection is 10 years either from the filing date or from the date of first commercial exploitation.
The Act provides for registration of layout-designs without examination of the originality of the design, the applicant's entitlement to protection or the correctness of the facts stated in the application."
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:LC007

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