Since 1987, legislation has been in place throughout the European Union offering the producers of semiconductor topographies ten-year protection against imitation. In some European countries, a timely registration of the semiconductor topographies and/or a mask filing is also required for this protection. Furthermore, thanks to the IPIC Treaty and the TRIPS agreement, you can also claim rights in many non-European countries.
If you are active in the semiconductor sector, Arnold +Siedsma specialists will be pleased to analyse your requirements and provide appropriate assistance with the various national registration procedures. In the event of suspected infringement, we can guide you to the most appropriate procedures for enforcing your rights. In this way, you can reap the economic benefits of the substantial investments required for the development of your chip.