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Sui generis is a Latin phrase describing a law that is “of its own kind or class."

Intellectual property Edit

The term sui generis

is used in intellectual property law to describe a regime designed to protect rights that fall outside the traditional copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret doctrines.[1]

Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 Edit

The Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984[2] is a sui generis law for the protection of mask works; it is not part of either patent or copyright laws.

References Edit

  1. Black's Law Dictionary (8th ed. 2004).
  2. Pub. L. No. 98-620.

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