The person who created the work owns the copyright to that work. This is also the case within companies – the copyright to works created while carrying out a profession such as texts, diagrams or drawings belongs to the employee. If the employer wants to claim the rights, they must have the employee assign them. It is recommended to arrange this assignment of rights within the employment contract, but it can also be implicit.
The law provides an exception for computer programs. The employer is the only one permitted to use programs developed by the workers during a period of employment.
Daren Tang appointed as next WIPO Director General
26.05.2020 | Partners and initiatives
Tailor-made IP strategies – SEF4KMU virtual networking lunch on 4 June 2020
20.05.2020 | Law and policy
The USA welcomes the partial revision of the Swiss Copyright Act
28.04.2020 | Partners and initiatives
Young researchers convince experts with their projects
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions