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Intellectual Property Licensing

SIMPLY IP - Concise notes on Intellectual Property issues for business
ICC Publication No. 760E, 2014 Edition
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ICC Tools For Intellectual Property

Licensing can help businesses to gain revenue from their intellectual property (IP) assets and to collaborate with other businesses. However, what do businesses exactly need to take into account when licensing their IP?

This booklet identifies and explains common issues that they may face in connection with intellectual property right (IPR) licensing. It covers vital points such as:

  • General considerations like governing law, scope of rights, representations and warranties. 
  • Patent-specific considerations from registration to cross-licensing. 
  • Trademark-specific considerations such as quality control or policing and enforcement. 
  • Copyright-specific considerations i.e. writing requirement, ownership and royalty sharing. 
  • And more

This handy tool will help trademark and technology owners, IP lawyers and businesses determine whether an IPR license is appropriate and necessary, and ensure that any such license is properly documented and implemented.

This paper was developed under the auspices of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property, the voice of business worldwide on intellectual property issues at the cutting edge of international policy-making. The commission works to promote efficient intellectual property systems that support international trade, encourage investment in creation and innovation, and facilitate sustainable economic development.

Download the ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap “Current and Emerging Issues for Business and Policymakers”. The roadmap provides businesses and policymakers with a comprehensive and concise overview of key intellectual property policy issues today.

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