• Own valuable intellectual property (IP) such as patents or trademarks?
  • Developed valuable systems or software?
  • Have valuable business “know how” or trade secrets?

These can be substantial business assets. Often, more valuable than the tangible assets of a business. Commercialising your IP or systems, programs or know how involves dealing with third parties such as agents, distributors or customers. When doing so, they must be protected from unlawful or unauthorised use.

Expectations and key risks are often addressed in IP licences or other similar agreements.

For assistance with such agreements, call Joe Kafrouni on (07) 3354 8888 to discuss your opportunity and how our business lawyers can help.

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