Legal protection of a topology in the Republic of Tajikistan shall be effected on the basis of its registration in accordance with the procedure established by this Law or shall arise from its usage.

A topology may be registered in the name of a natural person or of a legal entity.

The right in a topology is protected by the Law and shall be attested by a certificate

A certificate shall attest the authorship, the priority of the topology, and the exclusive right to exploit it.

The scope of the legal protection afforded to the topology shall be determined by a combination of elements and the interconnections as shown on the deposit of identifying materials.