IP advice and strategy

On the path to market, legal surprises are absolutely not welcome. Whereas an infringement on the rights of another party may cause major delays, high costs or even an early end of a beautiful business case may occur. Timely research and continuous management of IP rights, licenses and contracts may help to secure the ‘time to market’.

Whether you are a start-up, scale-up or established organization, you will come across intellectual property rights. This can work for or against you.

Be prepared and be informed by legal experts on the best strategy.

Have you allocated your rights to the right company?

For legal (and fiscal) reasons, it is wise to consider the re-allocation of registered and unregistered rights.

In most cases it is advisable to transfer the rights in a company separate from the operating company (i.e. holding company or a separate IP company). Always something can go wrong which causes the operating company to fail. It would be a shame if all IP rights would also fall in the hands of the liquidator. That makes a restart more difficult as well.

It is wise to consult an expert lawyer and a tax expert about the solution that is best for you, preferably at an early stage.

See also Intellectual Asset Management on this website.