LAW NO. 9957 ON AMENDMENTS OF LAW No. 8488 DATE 13.05.1999 “ON THE PROTECTION OF TOPOGRAPHIES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS” (2008)

In reliance on article 78 and 83 (1) of the Constitution, on the proposal of the Council of Ministers,

THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA

DECIDED

The Law No. 8488 date 13.05.1999 “On the Protection of topographies of integrated circuits” shall be amended as below:

Article 1

The appellation “Directorate of Patents and Trademarks” wherever is used in the law, shall be replaced with “General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks”

Article 2

In article 6 of the law “Board of apeal” shall be replaced with “Bord of apealing”

Article 3

Article 18 shall be amended as below:

The provisions of representation of foreigners, invalidity of unpublished publications, receipt of application, data entry and changes in the register, invalidation of rights, time limits for infringement action, measures against infringement of rights, transfer of rights, license and all the procedural rules provided for in Law No 9947 date 07.07.2008 “On Industrial Property” shall apply on this law as well.

Article 4

This law shall enter into force 3 months after its publication in the Official Gazette.

Proclamed by the decree No.5835, dated 29.07.2008 of the President of the Republic of Albania, Bamir Topi