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This article is directed to a discussion of what the suitable system for the protection of intellectual property rights in layout-designs of integrated circuits is, comparing sui generis form of intellectual property right, adopted by TRIPs Agreement 1994, to patent. For the purpose of accession to the WTO, Iran should enact national laws to honor the international obligations particularly under the TRIPs Agreement. The possibility of choosing patent system for the establishment of a suitable form of protection and its increased role in protecting IC related inventions in practice, have made sui generis system weak, which gives Iran the option to choose between them. This decision is one of the most vital policies which needs a close attention because of the economic and industry situation in Iran.