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Thank you for your update on the situation. I would like to have an answer to my question today, if possible.
JoC, a barrister, promised a reply within 15 minutes, half an hour ago. But she has since disappeared from my screen ! Please clarify the situation.
JoC has said several times today, " Reply within 15 minutes". No reply received so far. The question was posted on 13 June. Please arrange a reply.
The lead you have provided will be very helpful. I will look at it shortly.
I do have two further questions;
1. Two of the parties are married, and they live in Guernsey. I live in Surrey. Can one witness sign, when the first two sign in Guernsey, and then another witness sign, when I do so at a later date ? Some days have to be allowed, for the document to go through the post.
2. I am trying to specify exactly what is being assigned. The two in Guernsey were partly responsible, for the components of Mk 1, which still exist in Mk 2 - the wing and the rear fuselage. All three parties were the joint owners of Mk 1 in 1961. Is it the case, that all three parties are also joint owners of Mk 2 today ? If so, then the assignment will need to apply to the present ownership interest of the two in Guernsey.
I am somewhat confused, by your statement, that each party signs a separate document. The aim is presumably to get three witnessed signatures, on the same document, in two stages.
I looked at the web site you recommended. It deals with the assignment of an invention. In my case, the assignment needs to cover;
1. The ownership interest, of two of the joint owners, to the third one.
2. The copyright subsisting in the documents produced by two of the designers/constructors, to the third one.
Is it sufficient to say " all their rights ", or does one have to spell out that in this instance, the assignment is of physical property rights, plus the transfer of copyright ?