Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuit

A layout-design is a created layout or a picture displayed by all means and forms in order to exhibit an arrangement that create an integrated circuit. From the definition, it is evident that an electrical circuit that was designed or called the layout design and the mask work, which is the template to build an integrated circuit, are also covered under the definition to received protection under the law.

Protection of a layout-design of integrated circuits is similar to that of a patent in that it uses a registration system, which requires the examination of correct documentation and the qualifications of the applicant. The person who is interested in receiving a protection of layout-design of an integrated circuit has to submit an application to the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce, or the Provincial Offices of Commercial Affairs.