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Section 2 – The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design Act,2000

The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design Act,2000

Section 2. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, –

(a) ”Appellate Board” means the Appellate Board established under section 32;

(b) ”Assignment” means an assignment in writing by act of the parties concerned;

(c) ‘Bench” means a Bench of the Appellate Board;

(d) ”Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Appellate Board;

(e) ”Commercial exploitation”, in relation to Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design, means to sell, lease, offer or exhibit for sale or otherwise distribute such semiconductor integrated circuit for any commercial purpose;

(f) ”Convention country” means a country notified as such under section 93;

(g) ”Judicial Member” means a Member of the Appellate Board appointed as such under this Act, and includes the Chairperson or such Vice-Chairperson who possesses any of the qualifications specified in sub-section (3) of section 34;

(h) ”Layout-design” means a layout of transistors and other circuitry elements and includes lead wires connecting such elements and expressed in any manner in a semiconductor integrated circuit;

(i) ”Member” means a Judicial Member or a Technical Member of the Appellate Board and includes the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson;

(j) ”Notify” means to notify in the Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Journal published by the Registrar;

(k) ”Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(l) ”Register” means the Register of Layout-Designs referred to in section 6;

(m) ”Registered” (with its grammatical variations) means registered under this Act;

(n) ”Registered layout-design” means a layout-design which is actually on the register;

(o) ”Registered proprietor”, in relation to a layout-design, means the person for the time being entered in the register as proprietor of the layout-design;

(p) ”Registered user” means a person who is for the time being registered as such under section 25;

(q) ”Registrar” means the Registrar of Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design referred to in section 3;

(r) ”Semiconductor integrated circuit” means a product having transistors and other circuitry elements which are inseparably formed on a semiconductor material or an insulating material or inside the semiconductor material and designed to perform an electronic circuitry function;

(s) ”Technical Member” means a Member of the Appellate Board who is not a Judicial Member and includes the Chairperson or such Vice-Chairperson who possesses any of the qualifications specified in sub-section (4) of section 34;

(t) ”Transmission” means transmission by operation of law, devolution on the personal representation of a deceased person or any other mode of transfer not being assignment;

(u) ”Vice-Chairperson” means the Vice-Chairperson of the Appellate Board;

(v) Any reference to the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry shall be construed as including a reference to any office of the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry

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