Ownership of Intellectual Property at Work

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 23 November 2021
Jane O'Grady
LK Shields
Issues covered: Intellectual Property; Remote Working; Employee Contracts

Co-author: Jennifer O'Neil & Jane O'Grady

The way in which we work is always evolving but the changes required over the last two years have resulted in traditional ideas about the “workplace” being reimagined. With the increase in remote working, the question arises as to how this affects a business’s rights to exercise control over its intellectual property (“IP”)? In this article, Consultant with LK Shields Solicitors LLP Jennifer O'Neil & Senior Associate Jane O'Grady set out the situations where an employer owns the business IP, where a worker retains IP ownership and the need to pay close attention to how IP rights and obligations are dealt with in workers’ contracts.


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Jane O'Grady
LK Shields

The main content of this article was provided by Jane O'Grady. Email jogrady@lkshields.ie

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