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Intellectual Property for Cambridge Geeks

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Patrick Farrant & Drew Winlaw from Taylor Vinters, in Cambridge, presented on Intellectual Property at Cambridge Geek Night 2 on 29th July

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Intellectual Property for Cambridge Geeks

  1. 1. Intellectual Property for Cambridge Geeks LAWYERS WITH A CAMBRIDGE ATTITUDE Business | Individual | Not for Profit www.taylorvinters.com
  2. 2. Flexibility and Options LAWYERS WITH A CAMBRIDGE ATTITUDE Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2963461192/ www.taylorvinters.com
  3. 3. Being sure you own your IP Have agreements with subcontractors to assign rights in software and content written for you If you write for others, consider your own position Think carefully about when to use creative commons licenses Early choices affect later choices LAWYERS WITH A CAMBRIDGE ATTITUDE www.taylorvinters.com
  4. 4. Avoidable Traps Inadvertently giving away your IP Creating unnecessary tax liabilities by delaying transfer of IP to your company If a company, not regularising relations with your fellow shareholders and directors Spending too much on professional advisers LAWYERS WITH A CAMBRIDGE ATTITUDE www.taylorvinters.com
  5. 5. Consider Your End Game Just for fun OR potentially a commercial venture? Are you likely to need investment from others? Well organised intellectual property has a value Beware of using other people’s IP assets QUESTIONS? LAWYERS WITH A CAMBRIDGE ATTITUDE www.taylorvinters.com
  6. 6. Patrick Farrant patrick.farrant@taylorvinters.com 01223 225181 Drew Winlaw drew.winlaw@taylorvinters.com 01223 225126 Taylor Vinters Merlin Place Milton Road Cambridge CB4 0DP 01223 423444 www.taylorvinters.com This firm is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for investment business. www.taylorvinters.com

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