Layout-design of semiconductor integrated circuit (below referred to as layout-design) means a three-dimensional disposition of circuit elements and their interconnections in a semiconductor integrated circuit.
|2. Criteria for layout-designs eligible for protection
A layout-design shall be protected when it satisfies the following conditions:
i) Being original;
ii) Being commercially novel.3. Who have right to register layout-designs
i) Authors who have created layout-designs with their own efforts and expenses; or
ii) Organizations or individuals who have supplied funds and material facilities to authors in the form of job assignment or hiring unless otherwise agreed by the involved parties whose agreements; oriii) A person/Organization has the registration right from assignment of other organizations/individuals.
4. Subject matters not protected as layout-designs
5. Validity Term of protection