IP issues to consider in asset purchase contracts
IP issues to consider in asset purchase contracts

The following IP practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • IP issues to consider in asset purchase contracts
  • Asset purchase or share purchase?
  • Liabilities
  • Key contracts/licences
  • Key stages in an asset purchase
  • Due diligence
  • Shared IP
  • Warranties, indemnities and disclosure
  • Warranties
  • Indemnities
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

This Practice Note focuses on the intellectual property (IP) rights aspects of asset purchase transactions, alongside some more general issues that commonly arise in the context of an asset purchase. This has been approached mainly from the buyer's perspective, but also flags some concerns for the seller where relevant. For a detailed checklist of issues, see: Asset purchase transactions—IP issues—checklist.

This Practice Note raises issues that are pertinent to the purchase of assets in a business that has some valuable IP assets, rather than the acquisition of a technology, software or web-based business (for which IP is at the core of its business, and would require a more comprehensive series of IP-specific enquiries and protections). . For specific guidance on buying a software business, see Practice Note: Buying a software business—key considerations and for further discussion of the issues relevant to

Related documents:

Popular documents