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Guide to Using Contracts to Protect your Intellectual Property

There are many ways in which intellectual property (IP) owners should protect their valuable assets.


Fecha de publicación
6 noviembre 2014
Dirección General de Mercado Interior, Industria, Emprendimiento y Pymes


Perhaps the most apparent ways are to register the IP in relevant jurisdictions and then enforce that IP right against infringing third parties. There is, however, a very practical and pre-emptive way of protecting your IP on a commercial level by covering it in IP agreements. A large proportion of the value of your business is derived from IP due to its presence in your everyday business. This guide provides you with an overview of the different types of contracts when licensing your IP and take-away messages for the various ASEAN countries.