Intellectual Property Contracts

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Intellectual Property Contracts

As we all know, there has been a radical, exciting and rapid change in business in the last 20 years created by the tech revolution. This has created many opportunities but also risks. Ensure you protect and leverage your intellectual property assets and rights by having the right solicitors and the right contracts.

When talking about intellectual property contracts, in essence there are 2 kinds of purely IP agreement

  • Selling your IP
  • Licensing your IP

However, there are now many types of contracts where intellectual property is important and appropriate consideration, knowledge and careful drafting are required to reflect the position. These may include, but without limitation:-

  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Employment contracts need to include IP aspects
  • Database rights
  • Website law and website contracts whether terms and conditions or otherwise
  • Contracts with web designers and/or programmers
  • Contracts with online marketeers (SEO)
  • Joint venture agreements – who owns the IP and other issues
  • Contracts with IT contractors
  • Contracts for the sale and purchase of a business or assets
  • E-commerce contracts
  • Contracts with a potentially international element – doing business over the internet may create unforeseen international jurisdictional issues which are not always apparent

In many situations we advise clients who have been presented with a contract or terms and conditions which include complex intellectual property aspects and we advise on the implications of contract clauses. In short, this is an area where you need to have experience and to understand intellectual property and the legal implications, and a cost-effective legal opinion can save a lot of money and problems later on.

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