Lay-Out Design of I.C.

Integrated Circuit shall mean a finished or half-finished product that contains various elements, at least one of which is active, which are partly or entirely interconnected and integratedly formed in a semiconductor to produce electronic functions.

Layout Design shall mean a creation in the form of a three dimensional layout design formed by various elements,  at least one of which is active, of which parts of or all of the interconnections in an integrated circuit and the three dimensional layout is meant for the preparation of making an Integrated Circuit.

Consultant of Intellectual Property Rights shall mean a person who has expertise in the field of intellectual property rights and specifically provides services in filing and handling applications of patents, marks, Layout Design of Integrated Circuits and other fields of intellectual property rights and shall be registered at the Directorate General.

Right to Layout Design of Integrated Circuit shall be granted to a Layout Design of Integrated Circuit that is original.

A Layout Design of Integrated Circuit shall be deemed original if such design is the independent creation of the Designer, and while such Layout Design of Integrated Circuit was created, it was not a common thing for Designers.