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Joint Ownership


ISBN: 978-92-9469-054-8, DOI: 10.2826/99217, Catalogue number: EA-06-22-047-EN-N
Publication date
1 May 2013 (Last updated on: 1 January 2022)
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • Factsheet


Joint ownership often arises in connection with collaborative innovation and is of particular relevance to EU-funded programmes, joint ventures and more generally to any research project entailing the co-development of intellectual property (IP). The present fact sheet aims to highlight the most essential IP issues to be addressed when handling jointly owned assets in contractual arrangements, in order to avoid common pitfalls, and help collaborative research teams to smoothly implement their projects and successfully exploit joint IP.


1 MAY 2013
Joint Ownership