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Protection of Layout Designs (Topography) of Integrated Circuits Act, 2002

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Year of current version:2002
Date of entry into force of original text:September 3, 2002
Date of Text (Enacted):2002
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Notes:
The notification by Tonga to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'It is an Act, which puts forward the basic principle, namely, that protection may only be obtained for layout-designs or topography of integrated circuits, which are original.
This was drafted along the lines of the Washington Treaty and the TRIPS Agreement to ensure Tonga's compliance therewith.
Draft regulations to the Act are currently with Crown Law, its status being that the regulations need to be redrafted according to drafting protocols and drafting instructions.'
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English

Protection of Layout Designs (Topography) of Integrated Circuits Act, 2002 Protection of Layout Designs (Topography) of Integrated Circuits Act, 2002, Complete document (pdf) [68 KB]

Tongan

Lao Ki Hono Malu‘I ‘O E Ngaahi Tisaini ‘O E Fokotu‘Utu‘U (Ngaahi Topokalafi) ‘O E Ngaahi Tefito‘I Seketi 2002 Lao Ki Hono Malu‘I ‘O E Ngaahi Tisaini ‘O E Fokotu‘Utu‘U (Ngaahi Topokalafi) ‘O E Ngaahi Tefito‘I Seketi 2002, Complete document (pdf) [87 KB]

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