Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design

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The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design Act 2000 provides for protection of Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Government of India has established Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design Registry (SICLDR) as the office for filings of application for Semiconductor IC Layout Design Registration.

1. What is the aim of the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design (SICLD) Act, 2000?
The aim of the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act 2000 is to provide protection of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) in the area of Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Designs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
2. What is the present status of the SICLD Act 2000?
The SICLD Act 2000 was Gazetted on the 4 th September 2000 (Part II-Section I, No. 46 ). The rules under the Act have been Gazetted on December 11, 2001 ( Part II. Section 3 , No 615) . The Act is being implemented in stages. Sections 3 and 5 of the Act have been brought to force w.e.f. 1.5.2004. Setting up of a Registry with jurisdiction all over India for registering the IPR applications in Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout-Designs is in progress at the following address:
Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry (SICLDR)
Room No. 3014-3015
Electronics Niketan
Department of Information Technology
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
6 CGO Complex,
Lodi Road New
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