Circuits Layout

– Same as for “Patents of Invention“.

Membership in International Conventions

– Washington Convention.
– WTO’s TRIPS Agreement, since January 1, 1995.


Object of registration: the original diagrams, incorporated or not to an integrated circuit, will be registered whenever it has not been exploited or marketed in any part of the world or before a term of two years counting from its first exploitation.

Validity: the registration will have a validity of ten years.

Extension: not available.

Registration requirements: the date and place of the first exploitation or a declaration stating that it has not been used; a description; an indication of the electronic function carried out by the integrated circuit to which the layout is incorporated; a graphic or photographic reproduction of the layout.