Five Tips for Preparing Effective Intellectual Property Assignments

Third Quarter 2013Articles Association of Corporate Counsel Focus

Intellectual property assignment agreements are commonly used to transfer ownership of intellectual property, registered or unregistered, from one party to another. Whether an assignment is executed as part of an employment or consulting arrangement, a sale or acquisition, or another transaction, the following five tips will help ensure that the assignment documents the parties’ intent regarding the nature of the assignment, and provides adequate notice of the transfer to third parties.

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