The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout –Design Act, 2000


The aim of the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act 2000 is to provide protection of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) in the area of Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Designs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The SICLD Act 2000 is applicable for IC Layout-Design IPR applications filed at the Registry in India. The SICLD Act 200 was notified on the 4th September 2000 (Part II-Section I, No. 46 ).

The statute is administered by the:

Department of Information Technology
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
6 CGO Complex,
Lodi Road New Delhi-110 003

An application for Layout-Designs of integrated circuits is filed at:
Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry (SICLDR).
The Registry is located at:

Room no. 3014-3015, Electronics Niketan,
Department of Information Technology
6 CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003

By definition, the layout-design of a semiconductor integrated circuit is defined as a layout of transistors and other circuitry elements including lead wires that connects such elements and expressed in any manner in semiconductor integrated circuits.

The main objective of SICLD Act is to provide for routes and mechanism for protection of IPR in Chip Layout Designs created.

SICLD Act is a sui-generis system for protecting IPR relating to Layout-Design (Topographies) of Semiconductor Integrated Circuit.

Our service includes:

  1. Preparing and filing integrated circuit layout design protection applications.
  2. Prosecution till registration.
  3. Drafting of assignments, licensing agreements, etc.
  4. Litigation

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