Intellectual property (IP)


Many of the major issues concerning IP relate to the inventor's and/or owner's legal rights to exploit this property.

1.1. Ownership

Intellectual Property Rights in all Project Material vests or will vest in the Recipient.

1.2. Licence of project material

The Recipient grants to the AIC a permanent, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence (including a right of sub-licence) to use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, communicate and exploit any Project Material for any purpose.

1.3. Specified Acts relating to moral rights

The following 'Specified Acts' means any of the following classes or types of acts or omissions by or on behalf of the AIC:

  • using, reproducing, adapting or exploiting all or any part of the Project Material, with or without attribution of authorship
  • supplementing the Project Material with any other material;
  • using the Project Material in a different context to that originally envisaged.

This does not include false attribution of authorship.

1.4. Consent to Specified Acts

Where the applicant is the author of the Project Material, they must consent to the performance of the Specified Acts by the AIC