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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Intellectual property clause
    Intellectual property clauseAn intellectual property clause is particularly useful where, for example, employees design software programs, perform development work in laboratories, invent things or write articles, books, plays, etc. However, you are unlikely to need an intellectual property clause for all your staff.Belongs to the companyOur Intellectual Property Clause effectively restates the law on intellectual property rights. In most cases, whether there is a contractual clause or not, intellectual property...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Assignment of intellectual property
     Assignment of intellectual property (IP)Different IP rights often subsist in a single work. For example, a list of personal data may be protected by copyright and database rights simultaneously, and a logo may be protected as both a trade mark and a copyright work. It is good practice to draft an assignment of IP rights relating to a particular work as widely as possible in order to ensure that all conceivable rights are included. The assignment is drafted on this basis. What is an IP assignment?  An IP...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Designs and how to protect them
    Designs and how to protect themThere are four different types of design rights that you need to be aware of. This checklist will guide you in the right direction and offer protection if you're looking beyond the UK. 
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - IP, employees and third parties
    IP, employees and third partiesYou need to be clear who owns the IP rights - you or your employees. Use this checklist to ensure there are no costly and protracted disputes over ownership. 
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - What can be copyrighted
    What can be copyrighted? Copyright applies to written and musical works etc. But make sure that whatever you have in mind for copyright protection is an original.  
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Copyright licence agreement
    Copyright licence agreementYou're always being asked whether other businesses can copy some of your material. In the past you've agreed without ever formalising the arrangement or charging a fee. Our model copyright licence agreement shows what you should be using in future. Why bother?It's a good question. There's more than enough red tape in business already so why make matters worse? And besides you'd rather keep things informal with your business colleagues. That's fine. But in today's highly litigious world...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - How to protect a trade mark
    How to protect a trade markThere are various hoops you have to pass through to ensure your trade mark (TM) is properly protected. Use this checklist to avoid any problems.  
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Database rights and protection
    Database rights and protectionWhen you create a new database a protective right arises automatically. Keep careful records of when the database is made; protection lasts for 15 years.  
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Passing off letter
    Passing off letterWhat can you do if you discover that another business is using either the same or a similar name to your own? In order to protect your name, use our letter to send as an opening shot, in the hope that litigation can be provided.AdviceIf another business tries to pinch your name, this is known as "passing off", i.e. a third party is trying to pass themselves off as being your business with the aim of trying to take advantage of your goodwill. Something in commonIn order to get anywhere with...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - What can be trade marked
    What can be trade marked? Make sure you know what protection is available before you embark on what might be an expensive and time consuming exercise. 
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