The Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act 2016, 2016

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Short title: 
The Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act 2016
Long title: 
An Act to establish a register for layout-designs or topographies of integrated circuits; to provide for a transparent legal framework for the protection, registration, rights over, infringement or use of, and access to, layout-designs or topographies of integrated circuits; to recognise, protect and support the inalienable rights and duties of qualified owners over their layout-designs or topographies of integrated circuits; to provide for the authorisation of exclusive assignments or licences by a qualified owner or prospective qualified owner of layout design rights to an assignee or a licensee; to establish streamlined procedures for obtaining a compulsory licence, licence to remedy anti-competitive practices and use of layout-designs or topographies of integrated circuits for public or non-commercial purposes; to give effect to the provisions of the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, and any other relevant international treaty or convention to which Zambia is a State Party; and to provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.
Year of Act: 
2016
Number of Act: 
6
Date of assent: 
5 April 2016
Date of promulgation: 
6 April 2016
Date of commencement: 
6 April 2016
In force: 
SI
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