At the latest in connection with signing the shareholder agreement, partners undertake to transfer to the company their know-how and intellectual property rights pertaining to the company’s sector (including transfer deeds), without separate compensation, and to attest that they have not retained any intellectual property rights pertaining to the company’s sector.

The shareholder agreement also specifies that should any material, such as trademarks, patents, utility models, receiving copyright protection or other intellectual property rights arise later on in the company’s business, all such rights shall belong to the company, even if they had arisen as a result of the shareholders’ activities.

Endeavours are made to protect the intellectual property rights of the company in general in the best way possible, but at a moderate cost, also in respect of employees and other co-operation partner. Statutory compensation for inventions made during an employment relationship are always paid to an employee in an employment relationship.