Transfers of IP Ownership
Our experience with recording changes of ownership ranges from the simple (filing documents to update IP ownership with the appropriate government IP office) to the complex (drafting and negotiating IP purchase and sale agreements). We use our IP expertise to help our clients achieve their goals and minimize their risk.
The federal Competition Bureau may challenge a transaction whereby an intellectual property owner licenses, transfers or sells the intellectual property to an actual or potential competitors and the arrangement creates, enhances or maintains market power. For example, an assignment of intellectual property may be challenged if it has the effect of preventing or unduly lessening competition.
Taking collateral or security in intellectual property is governed by the appropriate provincial legislation and some federal legislation. As such, we also help our clients record security interests not only in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office but also under the appropriate general security provisions in the place of the debtor's principal business.
Our IP ownership transfer services include:
- Drafting and negotiating agreements governing the assignment of all forms of intellectual property.
- Recording assignments and other changes of ownership, either directly or through foreign counsel.
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