Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

IMI 2 Model Grant Agreement

  • IP ownership & licensing | Protection of results

§27: Protection of Results

Each beneficiary must examine the possibility of protecting its results and must adequately protect them — for an appropriate period and with appropriate territorial coverage — if: (a) the results can reasonably be expected to be commercially or industrially exploited and (b) protecting them is possible, reasonable and justified (given the circumstances).

If a beneficiary intends not to protect its results, to stop protecting them or not seek an extension of protection, the Joint Undertaking may — under certain conditions (see Article 26.4) — assume ownership to ensure their (continued) protection.

When deciding on protection, the beneficiary must consider its own legitimate interests and the legitimate interests (especially commercial) of the other beneficiaries.