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Patent or Trade Mark Assignment

Patent or Trade Mark Assignment

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Date: May 25, 2018
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Author's Note

The Patent or Trade Mark Assignment is a Swiss-law governed standard agreement for the... Read more

The Patent or Trade Mark Assignment is a Swiss-law governed standard agreement for the assignment of Swiss patents (including related know-how) and/or trade marks (including domain names).  

The assigned rights may consist of granted patents, applications for grant, related know-how, registered or unregistered trade marks or domain names. It is possible to insert the details of these rights via the user interview, or to create a schedule which can be populated manually. 

This template assumes that the assignee will purchase the intellectual property for value, although under Swiss law, consideration is not a requirement.  

Formalities for assignment: Patents and trade marks must be assigned in writing and signed by the assignor. Notarization is not required.  

Intellectual property can be validly transferred without recording a change of ownership in the relevant register, and therefore the purchaser is advised to obtain a warranty from the seller as to title.  It is strongly recommended that all changes in ownership be registered. 

Terms which are configurable to the user’s needs include:

  • Background to the assignment (recitals); 
  • Effective date of transfer;
  • Details of the intellectual property rights to be assigned;
  • Purchase price;
  • Payment of filing and registration fees for the transfer of registered rights; 
  • Delivery of certificates and other tangible materials;
  • Warranties as to non-infringement;
  • Liability;
  • Provisions relating to notices; and
  • Jurisdiction and arbitration.

Circumstances of Use

This template is intended to document the transfer of Swiss patents (including know-how) and/or trade marks (including domain names) between unrelated parties. 

The Patent or Trade Mark Assignment may be used for cross-border transactions where the parties have agreed to use Swiss law. 

Terms of Use

The purchase of this Product is subject to PartnerVine Terms. 

You (the registered user through whose account the purchase is made) may:

  • Access the document-generation interview for 90 days from date of purchase;
  • Export and download an unlimited number of copies of the document(s) in Word or pdf format;
  • Share and use the document copies in connection with the circumstances described in this Author’s Note and only for the ordinary business purposes of the group of companies to which you belong.

Exclusions and Limitations

This template does not include any provisions relating to formalities that may be required to validly transfer patents or trade marks that are registered in jurisdictions other than Switzerland.

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