Integrated Circuits (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. 15 of 2001)



Integrated Circuits (Amendment) Act, 2001-15



Short Title 1

Amendment of Section 3 of Act 1998-21 2

Insertion of New Sections 19A and 19B in Act 1998-21 3

I assent

C. Straughn Husbands


26th July, 2001.


An Act to amend the Integrated Circuits Act.


(6th August, 2001).

Enacted by the Parliament of Barbados as follows:

Short Title

1. This Act may be cited as the Integrated Circuits (Amendment) Act, 2001.

Amendment of Section 3 of Act 1998-21

2. The Integrated Circuits Act, in this Act referred to as the principal Act, is amended by deleting subsection (1) of section (3) and substituting the following:

"3.-(1) Subject to this Act, a layout-design may be protected under this Act,

(a) where and to the extent that it is original within the meaning of section 4;

(b) if the layout-design has not been commercially exploited at the date of receipt of the application by the Director; or

(c) where the layout-design has been commercially exploited by the right holder, if such exploitation anywhere in the world has been for not more than 2 years prior to the date of receipt of the application by the Director."

Insertion of New Sections 19A and 19B in Act 1998-21

3. The principal Act is amended by inserting the following new sections immediately after section 19:


19A.-(1) A person aggrieved by any determination of the Director regarding the registration of, or refusal to register a layout-design under this Act, may appeal to the High Court from that determination, within 14 days after the determination is made known to him.

(2) After hearing the appeal, the court may rescind or confirm the determination of the Director.

(3) The Registrar of the Supreme Court shall transmit a certified copy of the court's decision to the Director who shall record the decision in the Register and publish a notice of it in the Gazette.

(4) The Director may be heard in person or by his attorney on an appeal under this section.


19B. The Minister may make regulations generally to give effect to this Act."