What is an assignment of intellectual property?

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Assignment of Intellectual Property It is a transfer of ownership of intellectual property rights from one entity to another, often required to be written and signed. Assignable intellectual property rights include, among other things: copyright, patent or trademark registration or a pending patent or trademark application, unpatented inventions and designs, unregistered trademarks, trade secrets, certain asexually created plants, semiconductor mask works, commercial publicity rights of a person's name or likeness, and the rights to pursue protection or enforcement of any of those rights domestically or in other jurisdictions. The United States Patent and Trademark Office recommends recording assignments of patent or trademark rights with the USPTO Assignment Services Division to maintain clear title to pending applications and registrations. The Copyright Office maintains a service for recording transfers or exclusive licenses of copyrights. There are important legal technicalities that go along with certain types of assignments and a qualified attorney should be consulted. For example, an assignment of a trademark without the associated "business goodwill" can be fatal to further enforcement of the trademark. Similarly, imperfect assignment of inventions by all involved inventors may undermine future rights to enforce a patent.
It should also be noted that such transfers may take more time then imagined. Attorneys and even court procedures may have an impact.
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What is intellectual property?

Intellectual property is the ideas, inventions, or processes that come from one's mind or intellect. It extends the rights given a written work, or a physical device, and gra

Who governs intellectual property in the US?

Enforcement of intellectual property rights is the responsibility of the owner of those rights, unless the violation is also a criminal offense, in which case the relevant law

How does intellectual property benefit people?

Creators benefit from IP laws because they have a chance to ascribe value to and potentially make a living from their imagination and hard work. Society benefits from IP laws

What is intellectual property and how does it affect the workplace?

Intellectual property is a blanket term for several types of invention, design, and artistic expression, ranging from fine art to hybrid plants. Its impact on business depends