The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act `2000

An Act to provide for the protection of semiconductor integrated circuits layout-designs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
2000
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Short title, extent and commencement
  3. 2
     Definitions
  4. 3
     Registrar of Semiconductor Integrated Circuits layout-design
  5. 4
     Power of Registrar to transfer pending matters
  6. 5
     Registry
  7. 6
     Register of Layout-Designs
  8. 7
     Prohibition of registration of certain layout-designs
  9. 8
     Application for registration
  10. 9
     Withdrawal of acceptance
  11. 10
     Advertisement of application
  12. 11
     Opposition to registration
  13. 12
     Correction and amendment
  14. 13
     Registration
  15. 14
     Jointly owned layout-design
  16. 15
     Duration of registration
  17. 16
     No action of infringement of unregistered layout-design
  18. 17
     Rights conferred by registration
  19. 18
     Infringement of layout-design
  20. 19
     Registration to be prima facie evidence of validity
  21. 20
     Power of Registered Proprietor to assign and give receipts
  22. 21
     Assignability and transmissibility of registered layout-design
  23. 22
     Conditions for assignment otherwise than in connection with the goodwill of a business
  24. 23
     Registration of assignments and transmissions
  25. 24
     Registered users
  26. 25
     Registration as registered user
  27. 26
     Power of Registrar for cancellation of registration as registered user
  28. 27
     Power of Registrar to call for information relating to agreement in respect of registered users
  29. 28
     Right of registered user to take proceedings against infringement
  30. 29
     Registered user not to have right of assignment or transmission
  31. 30
     Power to rectify the register
  32. 31
     Correction of register
  33. 32
     Establishment of Layout-Design Appellate Board
  34. 33
     Composition of Appellate Board
  35. 34
     Qualifications for appointment as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, or other Members
  36. 35
     Term of office of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Members
  37. 36
     Vice-Chairperson or senior-most Member to act as Chairperson or discharge his function in certain circumstances
  38. 37
     Salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and other Members
  39. 38
     Resignation and removal
  40. 39
     Staff of Appellate Board
  41. 40
     Application to the Appellate Board to determine royalty
  42. 41
     Power of the Board to cancel registration
  43. 42
     Appeal to Appellate Board
  44. 43
     Procedure and powers of Appellate Board
  45. 44
     Bar of jurisdiction of courts, etc
  46. 45
     Bar to appear before Appellate Board
  47. 46
     Conditions as to making of interim order
  48. 47
     Power of Chairperson to transfer cases from one Bench to another
  49. 48
     Procedure for application for rectification, etc., before Appellate Board
  50. 49
     Appearance of Registrar in legal proceedings
  51. 50
     Registrar to refer certain disputes to the Board
  52. 51
     Power of the Board to permit certain uses
  53. 52
     Costs of Registrar in proceedings before Appellate Board
  54. 53
     Appeal
  55. 54
     Powers of High Courts to make rules
  56. 55
     Transitional provisions
  57. 56
     Penalty for infringement of layout-design
  58. 57
     Penalty for falsely representing a layout-design as registered
  59. 58
     Penalty for improperly describing a place of business as connected with the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry
  60. 59
     Penalty for falsification of entries in the register
  61. 60
     Forfeiture of goods
  62. 61
     Exemption of certain persons employed in ordinary course of business
  63. 62
     Procedure where invalidity of registration is pleaded by the accused
  64. 63
     Offences by companies
  65. 64
     Cognizance of certain offences
  66. 65
     Costs of defence or prosecution
  67. 66
     Information as to commission of offence
  68. 67
     Punishment of abetment in India of acts done out of India
  69. 68
     Protection of security of India
  70. 69
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  71. 70
     Certain persons to be public servants
  72. 71
     Implied warranty on sale of layout-design, etc
  73. 72
     Powers of Registrar
  74. 73
     Exercise of discretionary power by Registrar
  75. 74
     Evidence before Registrar
  76. 75
     Death of party to a proceeding
  77. 76
     Extention of time
  78. 77
     Abandonment
  79. 78
     Preliminary advice by the Registrar
  80. 79
     Registered user to be impleaded in certain proceedings
  81. 80
     Evidence of entries in register, etc., and things done by the Registrar
  82. 81
     Registrar and other officers not compellable to produce register, etc
  83. 82
     Certificate of validity
  84. 83
     Address for service
  85. 84
     Agents
  86. 85
     Layout-design registered by an agent or representative without authority
  87. 86
     Indexes
  88. 87
     Documents open to public inspection
  89. 88
     Reports of Registrar to be placed before Parliament
  90. 89
     Fees and surcharge
  91. 90
     Savings in respect of Chapter IX
  92. 91
     Declaration as to ownership of layout-design not registerable under the Registration Act, 1908
  93. 92
     Government to be bound
  94. 93
     Convention countries
  95. 94
     Provision as to reciprocity
  96. 95
     Power of Central Government to remove difficulties
  97. 96
     Power to make rules