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What is an Assignment of Intellectual Property?
Assignments of Intellectual Property are used to transfer (is assign) ownership of intellectual property rights (IPRs) (eg trade marks or copyrights) from one party to another. An Assignment of Intellectual Property agreement facilitates an outright transfer of the owner's rights, titles and interests in the particular intellectual property (IP).
When should I use an Assignment of Intellectual Property?
Use this Assignment of Intellectual Property:
to transfer ownership of intellectual property from the current owner (ie the 'assignor') to a new party (ie the 'assignee')
to transfer intellectual property rights, including trade marks, copyrights, design rights, and patents
for IP that is registered in the UK or unregistered IP that’s used in the UK
for transfers between parties based in the UK only