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Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000


2. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

a.     “Appellate Board” means the Appellate Board established under section 32;

b.    “assignment” means an assignment in writing by act of the parties concerned;

c.     “Bench” means a Bench of the Appellate Board;

d.    “Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Appellate Board;

e.     “commercial exploitation”, in relation to Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design, means to sell, lease, offer or exhibit for sale or otherwise distribute such semiconductor integrated circuit for any commercial purpose;

f.     “convention country” means a country notified as such under section 93;

g.    “Judicial Member” means a Member of the Appellate Board appointed as such under this Act, and includes the Chairperson or such Vice-Chairperson who possesses any of the qualifications specified in sub-section (3) of section 34;

h.     “layout-design” means a layout of transistors and other circuitry elements and includes lead wires connecting such elements and expressed in any manner in a semiconductor integrated circuit;

i.      “Member” means a Judicial Member or a Technical Member of the Appellate Board and includes the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson;

j.      “notify” means to notify in the Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Journal published by the Registrar;

k.     “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

l.      “register” means the Register of Layout-Designs referred to in section 6;

m.   “registered” (with its grammatical variations) means registered under this Act;

n.     “registered layout-design” means a layout-design which is actually on the register;

o.    “registered proprietor”, in relation to a layout-design, means the person for the time being entered in the register as proprietor of the layout-design;

p.    “registered user” means a person who is for the time being registered as such under section 25;

q.    “Registrar” means the Registrar of Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design referred to in section 3;

r.      “semiconductor integrated circuit” means a product having transistors and other circuitry elements which are inseparably formed on a semiconductor material or an insulating material or inside the semiconductor material and designed to perform an electronic circuitry function;



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