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9. Intellectual Property 9.1 you hereby assign to ***** all

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9. Intellectual Property
9.1 you hereby assign to ***** all existing and future intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, patents, copyright and related rights) and inventions arising from the services. you agree to promptly execute all documents and do all acts as may, in the opinion of ****, be necessary to give effect to this clause 9.
9.2 more so you here by irrevocably waive all moral rights under the copyright, designs and patents act 1988 (and all similar rights in other jurisdictions) which the individual has or will have in any existing or future works.
this is in a contract i have been asked to sign. dose this mean i give up ip created working for this company or give up all ip i own and ip from when im not working with this company.
and if the second, how can i reword it to be just ip created when on the clock with that company.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.Does the contract define what 'services' are?Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it states my duties. This company wants to contract my company (which i have not created yet) aka me as a privet investigator
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
nothing about my services for this company include me creating any IP (they wont ask me to design something for example)
Ok - then anything whilst not providing services to the company is your own ip.But whilst you are providing the services, they own the ip.The wording is clear ' inventions arising from the services ' - so if it does not arise from the 'services' this means you own the ip.Does that clarify?Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
when i asked them, they said "for example it would be used if i created a database for them, i couldn't sell or use it for someone else. that would be fine. what i don't want is to invent something off the clock and sell it, then get sued reference the contract.
That would be correct assuming that was a 'service' that you supplied to them.But depends on what is in your duties, if it is to create a database then they are right, you can't sell it would of course be able to produce something else that did the same thing, as long as it was not too similar.
Can I clarify anything for you?Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
sort of, if i could be "providing services" for years, but i get payed on a day rate. if i make something in a day off for example. will the ip be mine?
Yes, if it did not form part of your duties.
Basically anything which forms part of your work for them then you cant sell it and they own the IP
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok wonderfull, how do i close this question down (pay)
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