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Ordinance of April 26, 1993 on the Protection of Topographies of Semi-Conductor Products(status as of July 1, 2008)

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Year of current version:2008
Date of entry into force of original text:July 1, 1993
Date of Text (Issued):April 26, 1993
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Registration of topographies, maintenance of topographies register, Customs measures.
Most recent amendments:
Articles 2a, 2b, 5 and 11: adopted on 3 December 2004, entered into effect on 1 January 2005(RO 2004 5037).
Provisions regarding:
- Signature of documents (Article 2a),
- electronic communication with the Federal Intellectual Property Institute (Articles 2b, 5.4, 11.3 and 11.4),
- certain fee arrangements (Article 12.1 to 12.3 and 12.5), and
- the Italian version of the text (Articles 14, 18.1 and 19).
Articles 12 and 14: adopted on 18 October 2006, entered into effect on 1 January 2007 (RO 2006 4477)
Amendments to and removal of entries in the register; copies of entries in the register.
Article 16: adopted on 1 November 2006, entered into effect on 1 May 2007 (RO 2007 1469)Adjustment pursuant to the amendment to the Customs Ordinance (RS 631.01): functions of the Customs Administration.
Articles 16 to 18, 18a to 18c and 19: adopted on 21 May 2008, entered into effect on 1 July 2008 (RO 2008 2543)
Adjustment pursuant to amendments to the Law on Topographies in the framework of the review of the Law on Patents (national measures aimed at combating piracy in the field of intellectual property, in particular intervention by the Customs Administration, see above).

Article 9: safeguarding of industrial and business secrets in topography application files and the topographies register.'
Available Texts: 
French

Ordonnance du 26 avril 1993 sur la protection des topographies de produits semi-conducteurs (état le 1er juillet 2008) Ordonnance du 26 avril 1993 sur la protection des topographies de produits semi-conducteurs (état le 1er juillet 2008), Complete document (pdf) [514 KB] Ordonnance du 26 avril 1993 sur la protection des topographies de produits semi-conducteurs (état le 1er juillet 2008), Complete document (htm) [58 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Italian

Ordinanza del 26 aprile 1993 sulla protezione delle topografie di prodotti a semiconduttori
(stato 1° luglio 2008) Ordinanza del 26 aprile 1993 sulla protezione delle topografie di prodotti a semiconduttori<br/>(stato 1° luglio 2008), Complete document (pdf) [506 KB]

Related Legislation:
Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:CH173

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