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I have a Director's agreement. The IP was assigned to the first company that changed it's name. The only IP agreement I have dates back to 1999 when I & my NZ company assigned the IP to newly incorporated UK company...in 2006, investment funding was placed in a NEWCO and I am unsure if the NEWCO IP agreement is the same as the NZ 1999 IP agreement....think I need a corporate lawyer to handle this dilemma?
The ownership by the 2006 NEWCO is conditional (in the 1999 IP agreement) upon NEWCO funding the patent portfolio and successfully marketing the patented products - failure to do which (in the 1999 IP) will result in the reversion of the IP to myself and NZ company. My problem is ....I need to know IF the 1999 IP agreement still stands? ...my request to see the current, NEWCO IP agreement has been refused by the Secretary - will/should this document have been lodged with our company lawyers or secured in company's house?
Secretary stated that I need to divulge the name of the new potential investor before he would allow me to see a copy of NEWCO IP agreement -
I am the Founder/Director/CSO in the NZ co and NEWCO (UK) co
I have the copy between NZ co and the 1st UK co = 1999 IP doc...
I want to see if the 2006 NEWCO co IP doc is identical to my 1999 IP copy....because....NEWCO co has not changed the A of A derived by the NZ co and the 1st UK co investment agreement....simply seem to have just changed the name to NEWCO Ltd!
same company number!
so can I just state to this Director that he has to furbish me with the NEWCO IP agreement as I am a Director which under company ? corporate law regulations? allows me access to any confidential company documents.....txs! for your excellent attention to detail. Doug