Securing Copyright Ownership: A Question Of Timing

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- For most companies today, intellectual property rights are a critical part of the value of the total assets of the company. If a company is about to be sold or a third party is weighing a potential investment in the company, the failure of the company to have secured title to the intellectual property rights to its key assets can stall or even thwart a sale, merger or investment transaction.

Many companies outsource the development of copyrightable works such as computer software, creative or entertainment content...
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