LAYOUT-DESIGN (TOPOGRAPHY) OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS ORDINANCE
22 of 1999
Government use of protected layout-designs (topographies)
Amendments retroactively made - see 22 of 1999 s. 3
(1) During a period of declared extreme urgency a public officer authorized in writing by the Chief Executive may without the consent of a qualified owner- (Amended 22 of 1999 s. 3)
(a) do anything for the purpose of acquiring protected layout-designs (topographies) for the non-exclusive use of the Government for use in Hong Kong; or
(b) dispose of protected layout-designs (topographies).
(2) A person who acquires from a public officer a protected layout-design (topography) disposed of under subsection (1) may deal with it in the same manner as if the Government were the owner of the protected layout-design (topography).