Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

IMI 2 Joint Undertaking Model Consortium Agreement

  • IP ownership & licensing | Ownership of results

§8.1.9: Unless otherwise specified herein, each Beneficiary remains the exclusive owner of its Sideground. Beneficiaries are not required to grant any Access Rights to Sideground.] [“Sideground” means tangible or intangible output generated by a beneficiary under the action, such as data, knowledge and information whatever their form or nature, whether or not they can be protected, but which are outside of the action objectives as defined in this Agreement and which therefore are not needed for implementing the action or for research use of results. (IMI 2 Model Grant Agreement §26.1)

§7.1 Ownership of Results

Results are owned by the Beneficiary who generates them.

Option 1: Beneficiaries may agree here that ownership of certain Results, once said Results have been generated, shall be transferred from the initial owner to another Beneficiary.

Option 2: Beneficiaries may agree here that where Results have been generated by one Beneficiary as a result of a cash contribution from another Beneficiary, these Results would be transferred to that second Beneficiary.

§7.2 Joint Ownership

Similar wording to §26.2 of IMI 2 Model Grant Agreement.

Unless otherwise agreed in the joint ownership agreement pursuant to Clause 7.2.2, in the case of joint ownership of Results, each Co-Owner is granted a non-exclusive, world-wide, fully paid up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable licence to use the jointly owned Results for Research Use, including the right to grant non-exclusive sub-licences to its Affiliated Entities and to Third Parties without the need to inform the other Co-Owners. Each Co-Owner and its Affiliated Entities shall have a license to use for Direct Exploitation the jointly owned Results, including the right to grant non-exclusive licences subject to the following conditions [different terms can be inserted].