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Intellectual Property Rights

The CSA Oceans project concluded that one of the major barriers for innovation, both at national and EU level, was the management of intellectual property rights (IPR).

These barriers can be overcome by implementing effective measures and plans for the management of the IPR and the exploitation of research results and data. It was concluded that is necessary to develop a framework to provide access to and share data and protect IPR.Therefore, this toolkit aims to facilitate the management of IPR and related issues in the development and implementation of JPI Oceans joint actions, by providing links to online sources of information, guides, manuals, resources and tools on IPR and connected issues, including different types of agreements.



    • Checklist for a Consortium Agreement for FP7 projects:
    • Checklist for a Coordination Agreement for Coordinated Calls
    • DESCA
    • How to deal with IP related clauses within Consortium Agreements:
    • How to draw up a consortium agreements for H2020 projects:
    • Ideal-Ist :
    • Lambert toolkit:
    • Links to several different websites that contain different types of consortium agreement models or templates (e.g. MCARD-2000, EUCAR, DESCA 2020):
    • Responses and recommendations on key questions related to consortiums agreements:
    • Toolkit that provides different model collaboration and consortium agreements:
    • “Non-Disclosure Agreement: a business tool”:



    • Background paper on Open Access:
    • Commercialising Intellectual Property: assignment agreements:
    • Commercialising Intellectual Property: internal product development:
    • Commercialising Intellectual Property: knowledge transfer tools:
    • Commercialising Intellectual Property: license agreements:
    • Exploitations channels for public research results:
    • Fact Sheet Open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    • Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020:
    • Information on Open Access in H2020, services and support for projects can be found at:
    • Information on Open access OpenAIRE:
    • Legal aspects on marine environmental data (Final Report Contract No. FISH/2006/09 – LOT2)
    • Data Transfer Agreement 
    • Publishing v. patenting:
    • Quick guide for dissemination of the JPI research project results. JPI HDHL:
    • Rules for participation and dissemination in "Horizon 2020:
    • Strategic Guide to Successful Use and Dissemination of the Results of Research and Development Projects
    • Use and Diffuse - Guide to the Successful Use & Dissemination of Research Results:



    • COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations.
    • Catalogue of online tools for business about IPR:
    • European Commission:
    • European IPR Helpdesk
    • European Patent Office (EPO)
    • European Union:
    • How to deal with IP-related issues in transnational negotiations
    • IP joint ownership:
    • IP management in Horizon 2020: grant preparation:
    • IP management in Horizon 2020: project implementation and conclusion:
    • Intellectual Property Rights of EU countries
    • Intellectual property management in open innovation:
    • Introduction to IP rules in FP7 Projects:
    • MARTEC’s “IPR Guide, Managing the research results”
    • Non-Disclosure Agreement: a business tool:
    • The European Patent Office (EPO) has published a guide for applicants on how to get a European patent:
    • WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook
    • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)



    • IP Management in Horizon 2020: project proposal:



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