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Assignment of intellectual property checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that you’ve provided all of the necessary information about your IP transaction. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can Ask a lawyer for advice.

If you refer to any attached materials in the schedules (eg drawings specifying or demonstrating unregistered designs), remember to attach these materials to the document before it’s signed.

The assignor and assignee must both sign the document. If either party is a company or an LLP, its representative (ie signatory) must sign. 

The date of the agreement is the date on which the parties sign, if that is the same day. If they sign on different days, the date of the agreement is the day on which the last person signs.

You can sign your Assignment of Intellectual Property by either:

  • signing in print. Print a copy for both parties. Both parties should then sign and date both copies by hand.

  • signing online using RocketSign

Each party should keep their own original signed Assignment agreement.

A copy of your Assignment of Intellectual Property will also be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

If you’re transferring any registered IP rights, your transfers will need to be registered with the appropriate authorities (eg the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)). Ask a lawyer if you need assistance with this.

For more information, read Reaching an agreement - intellectual property infringement.

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