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Copyright (c) 1995 Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal
Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal

ARTICLE: TREATY ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN RESPECT OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (THE WASHINGTON CONVENTION)

1995

15 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 367

Excerpt

Article 1

Establishment of a Union

The Contracting Parties constitute themselves into a Union for the purposes of this Treaty.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Treaty: 


(i) "integrated circuit" means a product, in its final form or an intermediate form, in which the elements, at least one of which is an active element, and some or all of the interconnections are integrally formed in and/or on a piece of material and which is intended to perform an electronic function,

(ii) "layout-design (topography)" means the three-dimensional disposition, however expressed, of the elements, at least one of which is an active element, and of some or all of the interconnections of an integrated circuit, or such a three-dimensional disposition prepared for an integrated circuit intended for manufacture,

(iii) "holder of the right" means the natural person who, or the legal entity which, according to the applicable law, is to be regarded as the beneficiary of the protection referred to in Article 6,

(iv) "protected layout-design (topography)" means a layout-design (topography) in respect of which the conditions of protection referred to in this Treaty are fulfilled,

(v) "Contracting Party" means a State, or an Intergovernmental Organization meeting the requirements of item (x), party to this Treaty,

(vi) "territory of a Contracting Party" means, where the Contracting Party is a State, the territory of that State and, where the Contracting Party is an Intergovernmental Organization, the territory in ...

 
 
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