Own your Intellectual Property
Last updated: 2021-05-31 (originally published on 2017-06-20) — by Alex Tanglao
Protecting your intellectual property is a vital step in protecting your business. When managed properly, a trade mark has the potential to become one of your most valuable commercial assets. Zegal has helped hundreds of businesses register their trade marks. We ask you a few questions and guide you through the process. We do the paperwork and manage the application for you. It’s fast and easy.
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Once you have registered your trade mark, you might need a Trade Mark Licence Agreement. This is a document through which the owner of a trade mark (the licensor) gives approval to another person (the licensee) to use the trade mark, normally for a licence fee. This document helps parties to clarify important questions, such as how the trade mark can be used, the duration and territory of the licence, and the responsibilities of both licensor and licensee.
If you decide to sell or transfer a trade mark, you will need a Trade Mark Assignment. This can help to ensure that the rights that are being transferred are correctly identified and assigned, the fee for assignment is established, and both parties are clear on their rights and remedies.
Before entering any commercial relationship, start with a Confidentiality Agreement, also known as a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA). This ensures that other businesses do not misuse any commercial information you exchange during negotiations. Use a one-way Confidentiality Agreement (unilateral NDA) if only one business is sharing information or a standard two-way Confidentiality Agreement (mutual NDA) if both parties reveal sensitive information to each other.