Joint ownership often occurs in connection with collaborative innovation and is of particular relevance to EU-funded programmes, joint ventures and, more generally, to any research project involving co-development of intellectual property (IP). By ensuring that ownership, protection and defence of the generated IP are correctly allocated, collaborative projects have a better chance to be efficiently implemented and possible lawsuits between partners can be avoided.
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Protecting your ideas
This fact sheet aims to highlight the most essential intellectual property (IP) issues to be addressed contractually, when handling jointly owned assets.