Integrated circuit layout design registration

1. The legal basis:

– Intellectual Property Law (No. 50/2005/QH11 of November 29, 2005); supplemented and amended under Law No. 36/2009/QH12 of June 19, 2009;

– The Government’s Decree No. 103/2006/ND-CP of September 22, 2006, detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the 2005 Vietnam IP Law on industrial property; supplemented and amended under Decree No. 122/ND-CP dated December 31, 2010;

– Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN of February 14, 2007 guiding the implementation of the Government’s Decree No. 103/2006/ND-CP; supplemented and mended on Circular No. 13/2010/TT-BKHCN of July 30, 2010 and Circular No. 18/2011/TT-BKHCN of July 22, 2011;

– Circular No. 263/2016/TT-BTC of November 14, 2016 stipulating the rates, collection, remittance, management and use of intellectual property charges and fees.

2. Requisite documents:

– Declaration;

– Photos or drawings of the integrated circuit layout designs (04 sets);

– Samples of integrated circuit manufactured under the layout design (04 samples);

– Description of the integrated circuit;

– Power of Attorney (following our form).

Number of records: 01 (set).

3. Time frame:

– Formality examination: 01 month;

– The publication date: 02 months from filing date;

– Registration certificate Integrated circuit layout design: 03 months from publication date

4. Services

– Providing advices on protection of integrated circuit layout design;

– Completing the dossier for filing application;

– Filing application for registration;

– Handling disputes relating to integrated circuit layout design.