29 Jan 2021

What are the steps involved in registering an ICT in Canada?

To receive a registered ICT, a request, along with copies and a description of the function and nature of the circuit is filed with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). CIPO does not perform an in-depth examination of the request, but may reject the request if the applicant does not satisfy the admissibility requirements, or if the object of the registration was commercially exploited more than two years before the filing date. If all requirements are met, the applicant will receive an official certificate.

What countries are covered by an ICT registration?

As protection for integrated circuit topographies is done at a national level, you must register in every country in which you see...

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