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Layout-Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits Act, 2004 🇬🇭

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Republic of Ghana

The six hundred and sixty-seventh


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Layout-Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits Act, 2004

  • Published by Government Gazette on 2 April 2004
  • Assented to on 25 March 2004
  • Commenced on 2 April 2004
AN ACT to provide for the protection of layout‐designs (topographies) of integrated circuits and for related matters.

1. Protection

(1)Protection under this Act may be obtained for layout‐designs of integrated circuits if and to the extent that they are original within the meaning of section 2.
(2)Registration may only be applied for if the layout‐design has not been commercially exploited or has been commercially exploited for not more than two years, anywhere in the world.

2. Originality

(1)A layout‐design shall be considered to be original if it is the result of its creator’s own intellectual effort and is not commonplace among creators of layout‐designs and manufacturers of integrated circuits at the time of its creation.

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