The registration of the ICT gives its owners the exclusive rights to exclude others from Reproducing the protected topography or any substantial part of it, Manufacturing an integrated circuit product incorporating the topography or a substantial part of it, Importing or selling or, offering for sale or distributing a topography or a substantial part of it, or of an integrated circuit product that embodies a protected topography or a substantial part of it.

What is Integrated Circuit Topography?

Integrated circuit topography refers to what is commonly known as a chip or semiconductor chip, or mask work It is defined as a final or intermediate product comprised of two or more circuit elements formed on or in a piece of material and which is intended to perform an electronic function.

Integrated circuit topographies are innovative and used in all field of industry.

How to protect your IC Topography in Algeria?

By Filing

         - a national ICT application to the Algerian National Institute of industrial property (INAPI).

Procedure for Registration

           -  Conducting  ICT  search :  Integrated circuit search is requested before applying for registration in order to better determine whether your topography is new and original.

         Drafting and filing Application :   The application must be made in the form prescribed it must include:

            a) - a title that identify the topography

            b) - a description that identify the features and the structure of the topography.

   c) - a Representation of the topography.

   d) - a complete set of overlay sheets, drawings or photographs of the topography.

   e) - a declaration of first commercial exploitation of the ICT : If the ICT is commercially exploited the application must be filed within two years from the date of the first commercial exploitation.

            f) - payment of the fees

The application must be accompanied by the payment of the prescribed fees.

               g) - a power of attorney


Duration and Maintenance of  ICT       

Each registration shall remain in force for 10 years from the date of filing application or from the date of first commercial exploitation anywhere in the world.


Our Services

We provide a full range of services according to ICT:

Comprehensive ICT searches as to the registrability and the state of the art

        a)- Registrability of the ICT:  We provide a law study in order to determine whether the ICT qualifies for registration and it is not excluded from registration according our national law.

        b) ICT searches: We conduct full ICT searches

-  a national ICT search with the INAPI national ICT database.

-  a foreign ICT search with the INAPI foreign ICT database.

In order to determine whether there are any identical or similar registered ICT or applications which could present an obstacle to the registration.


      Legal opinion and summary of the search report

      Application preparation and management

      Prosecutions and opposition


      Recording Assignments and license agreements


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                         -  English into French

                         -  English into French

                         -  French into Arabic





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