A semiconductor IC layout design means a layout of transistors and other circuitry elements and includes lead wires connecting such elements and expressed in any manner in semiconductor integrated circuits. Any Integrated Circuit Layout Design satisfying the criteria as original, distinctive, and capable of distinguishing from any other layout design can be registered. A period of 10 years counted from the date of filing an application for registration or from the date of first commercial exploited.

• Filing of application –Layout Design
• Prosecution
• Registration of IC Layout Design
• Opposition
• Filing of Counter- Statement
• Attending Hearing
• Appeal Proceeding