Disposition of rights

An (exclusive) right to use an object of intellectual property may be transferred under an agreement (contract) on: exclusive right alienation, license, commercial concession (franchising), pledge, etc. 

Sometimes a right may be transferred without an agreement, for example, in the cases of inheritance, merger of enterprises, etc. A properly drawn-up agreement or other instrument on transfer of rights allows to protect interests of the parties as much as possible and avoid disputes during its execution.


In some cases, disposal of rights for intellectual property is valid only under the requirement of its state registration with a patent office.

Registration is mandatory for objects whose legal protection is subject to state registration (inventions, utility models, industrial models, trademarks), as well as objects for which state registration of right was voluntary, at the request of the copyright holder (programs for Computers, databases).



Agreement (Contract)

Drafting and/or verification of an agreement, participation in negotiations of the parties.


Preparation and filing of a set of documents, correspondence with the Patent Office until receiving a notice of registration of the disposition of right.