Integrated Circuit Topographies

The current regulation in Turkey is based on the Act No. 5147 in force as from April 30, 2004 and on its Implementing Regulation pertaining to the protection of the integrated circuit topographies.

The object of said Act is to protect the integrated circuit topographies in with the aim to ensure a situation of competition and industrial development in this field.

Protection of integrated circuit topographies starts with the application on condition that the application is filed within two years from the date when the integrated circuit topography has been firstly put on the market with the aim of commerce in Turkey or abroad by the right owner or the third person with his consent in situations that mentioned date when it is put on the market or it is not put on the market as commercial and the protection is finished with the expiration of 10th year as of the filing date.

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