Assignment of Copyright Agreement

What is an Assignment of Copyright Agreement?

An Assignment of Copyright Agreement is also sometimes called a Sale of Copyright Agreement and is used to sell the intellectual property (specifically the copyright in this case) to another person. The term “assignment” refers to the transfer of legal rights and obligations.
When do I need this?
Copyright is an Intellectual Property Right recognised in terms of our law. There are various type of Intellectual Property rights recognised by the Copyright Act -
  • literary work
  • musical work
  • artistic work
  • cinematograph film
  • sound recording
  • broadcast
  • programme-carrying signal
  • published edition
  • computer program
When you sell any one of the above contemplated copyrighted work to another person and Assignment of Copyright Agreement must be used.
Do I need a legal expert to assist?
Intellectual Property Law is a specialised field. If you are not experienced with these types of transactions, we recommend that you engage one of our Contract Specialists to ensure that all the relevant considerations have been taken into account.
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