Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000
17. Rights conferred by registration.
Subject to the other provisions of this Act, the registration of a layout-design shall, if valid, give to the registered proprietor of layout-design the exclusive right to the use of the layout-design and to obtain relief in respect of infringement in the manner provided by this Act.
Explanation.— For removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that the rights conferred by the registration of a layout-design shall be available to the registered proprietor of that layout design irrespective of the fact as to whether the layout-design is incorporated in an article or not.