Integrated Circuit Topography Regulations (SOR/93-212)

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Integrated Circuit Topography Regulations

SOR/93-212

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TOPOGRAPHY ACT

Registration 1993-04-27

Regulations Respecting the Protection of Integrated Circuit Topographies

P.C. 1993-831  1993-04-27

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and the Treasury Board, pursuant to sections 16, 18, 19, 21 and 27 of the Integrated Circuit Topography ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting the protection of integrated circuit topographies, effective May 1, 1993.

SHORT TITLE

 These Regulations may be cited as the Integrated Circuit Topography Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 In these Regulations,

“Act”

“Act” means the Integrated Circuit Topography Act; (Loi)

“agent”

“agent” means a person or firm appointed by an applicant pursuant to section 10; (mandataire)

“applicant”

“applicant” means the creator of a topography or, where the topography has been transferred, the successor in title thereto who applies for registration of a topography pursuant to section 16 of the Act; (demandeur)

“application”

“application” means an application for registration of a topography made pursuant to section 16 of the Act; (demande)

“drawing”

“drawing” includes a plot; (dessin)

“Office”

“Office” means the Office of the Registrar of Topographies; (Bureau)

“representative for service”

“representative for service” means a person or firm in Canada appointed by an applicant or the owner of a registered topography pursuant to section 11. (représentant aux fins de signification)

COMMUNICATIONS

  •  (1) Correspondence intended for the Registrar or the Office shall be addressed to the “Registrar of Topographies”.

  • (2) Correspondence addressed to the Registrar may be physically delivered to the Office during ordinary business hours of the Office and is considered to be received by the Registrar on the day of the delivery.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), if the correspondence is physically delivered to the Office outside of its ordinary business hours, it is considered to have been delivered to the Office during ordinary business hours on the day when the Office is next open for business.

  • (4) Correspondence addressed to the Registrar may be physically delivered to an establishment that is designated by the Registrar in the Canadian Patent Office Record as an establishment to which correspondence addressed to the Registrar may be delivered, during ordinary business hours of that establishment, and

    • (a) if the delivery is made to the establishment on a day that the Office is open for business, the correspondence is considered to be received by the Registrar on that day; and

    • (b) if the delivery is made to the establishment on a day that the Office is closed for business, the correspondence is considered to be received by the Registrar on the day when the Office is next open for business.

  • (5) For the purposes of subsection (4), if the correspondence is physically delivered to an establishment outside of ordinary business hours of the establishment, it is considered to have been delivered to that establishment during ordinary business hours on the day when the establishment is next open for business.

  • (6) Correspondence addressed to the Registrar may be sent at any time by electronic or other means of transmission specified by the Registrar in the Canadian Patent Office Record.

  • (7) For the purposes of subsection (6), if, according to the local time of the place where the Office is located, the correspondence is delivered on a day when the Office is open for business, it is considered to be received by the Registrar on that day.

  • (8) For the purposes of subsection (6), if, according to the local time of the place where the Office is located, the correspondence is delivered on a day when the Office is closed for business, it is considered to be received by the Registrar on the day when the Office is next open for business.

  • SOR/2007-94, s. 1.