Ukraine: Law of Ukraine No. 111-IX of September 19, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving Protection of Rights to Topographies of Semiconductor Products

September 26, 2019

Ukraine: The Law of Ukraine No. 111-IX of September 19, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving Protection of Rights to Topographies of Semiconductor Products entered into force on September 26, 2019.

The Law amends the Law of Ukraine No. 621/97-VR of November 5, 1997, on the Protection of Rights to Topographies of Integrated Circuits, Decree No. 7-93 of January 21, 1993, of the Cabinet of Ministers on State Duty, and the Civil Code.

The amendments are as follows:

(i) providing new definitions of the terms "topographies of semiconductor products" (hereinafter "topographies") and "semiconductor product";

(ii) specifying the conditions for granting legal protection for topographies;

(iii) determining the requirements for the application for registration of topographies and improving the procedure for examination of such applications; and

(iv) establishing the scope of the rights and obligations arising from the registration of topographies.