Successful trade marks, patents, designs, and copyrights are valuable assets that can be traded at any time. They can be sold (transferred) or permission for use can be given to others (e.g., for a licensing fee or for free).
We advise you to have licensing agreements, and, above all, rights transfers, entered into the register. This is particularly beneficial in case of a conflict because anyone of good faith may assume that the register is correct.
Licensing agreements must be carefully negotiated and fixed. An attorney specializing in licensing contracts can help you.
- Transferring and licensing trade mark rights. The page also has a link to the form you need to submit.
- www.wipo.int: A comprehensive guide to licensing can be purchased through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva: Exchanging Value. Negotiating Technology Licensing Agreements.
Pilot project for a collaboration of the five largest patent offices with search and examination of Patent Cooperation Treaty applications
06.07.2018 | IPI
The founding of the sic! Foundation for intellectual property, information and competition law.
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
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