Assign a copyright from one party (the assignor) to another party (the assignee) with this template Copyright Assignment under the laws of the United Kingdom.
- The assignor agrees to sign all other documents required to effect the assignment, and if he/she fails to do so, the assignee has power of attorney to sign on behalf of the assignor.
- If the assignor has a Value Added Tax registration number, VAT will be payable on the remuneration paid by the assignee, upon receipt of the assignor's VAT invoice.
- The assignor warrants that s/he is the sole owner of the copyright in the work, and was at all material times a "qualifying person" within the meaning of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
- The assignor waives all rights, including moral rights, with respect to the copyright to which s/he may be entitled under any legislation anywhere in the world.This UK Copyright Assignment template is provided in MS Word format.
COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT THIS ASSIGNMENT is made the _____ day of ______________, _______. BETWEEN: [NAME OF COPYRIGHT HOLDER] [address] (“Assignor”) and [NAME OF ASSIGNEE] whose registered office is at [address] (“Assignee”) WHEREAS the Assignor holds the copyright in a work entitled “____________________________” (the “Work”); AND WHEREAS the parties desire to _____________________________ [describe the reasons for the copyright to be assigned] NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES that in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by the parties, the parties hereby agree as follows: ARTICLE I - ASSIGNMENT 1.1 The Assignor assigns to the Assignee the entire copyright, whether vested, contingent or future, in the Work and all rights of action and all other rights of whatever nature in and to the Work, whether now known or in the future created, to which the Assignor is now or may at any time after the date of this Agreement be entitled by virtue of or pursuant to any of the laws in force in any part of the world, TO HOLD the same to the Assignee, its successors and assignees absolutely for the whole period of such rights for the time being capable of being assigned by the Assignor, together with any and all renewals, revivals, reversions and extensions throughout the world. 1.2 The Assignor undertakes to do any and all acts and execute any and all documents in such manner and at such locations as may be required by the Assignee, in its sole discretion, in order to protect, perfect or enforce any of the rights granted or confirmed to the Assignee pursuant to this Agreement. As security for the performance of the Assignor’s obligations under this Agreement, if the Assignor shall have failed within _______ days notice from the Assignee to execute any document or perform any act required pursuant to this Agreement, the Assignee shall have the right to do so in the place and stead of the Assignor as the lawfully appointed attorney of the Assignor and the Assignor undertakes and warrants that the Assignor shall confirm and ratify and be bound by any and all of the actions of the Assignee pursuant to this Clause, and such authority and appointment shall take effect as an irrevocable appointment pursuant to the Powers of Attorney Act 1971, Section 42. ARTICLE II - REMUNERATION 2.1 The Assignee undertakes to pay to the Assignor the following sums subject to and conditional upon the full, complete and timely performance and observance by the Assignor of all the Assignor’s undertakings and warranties under this Agreement: [Set out what payments are to be made, and when.] -2- 2.2 Value Added Tax shall, to the extent applicable, be payable in addition to the sums payable to the Assignor under this Agreement, subject to the production and delivery by the Assignor to the Assignee of a full, accurate and correct Value Added Tax invoice bearing the Assignor’s Value Added Tax registration number and country prefix accompanied by such backup documentation as the Assignee may request. ARTICLE III - WARRANTIES The Assignor warrants, undertakes and agrees with the Assignee as follows: 3.1 The Assignor is the sole author of the Work and was at all material times throughout the writing of the Work a “qualifying person” within the meaning of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. 3.2 The Assignor is the sole, absolute and unencumbered legal and beneficial owner of all rights of copyright and all other rights whatever in and to the Work throughout the world and has not assigned or licensed any rights in the Work to any person. 3.3 There is no present or prospective claim proceeding or litigation in respect of the Work or any rights in the Work or the title to the Work or the working title or final title of the Work or the ownership of copyright in the Work which may in any way impair, limit, inhibit, diminish or infringe upon any of the rights in the Work, and the rights in the Work are not subject to potential reversion to or recapture by the Assignor. 3.4 The Work is original to the Assignor and does not and shall not infringe any right of copyright, moral right, or right of privacy or right of publicity or personality, or any other right whatever of any other person. 3.5 The Assignor warrants that the Assignor has irrevocably and unconditionally waived all rights in respect of the Work to which the Assignor is now or may in future be entitled pursuant to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Sections 77, 80, 84 and 85 and any other moral rights to which the Assignor may be entitled under any legislation now existing or in future enacted in any part of the world, and that the Assignor has been paid in full all equitable remuneration to which the Assignor is now or may in the future be entitled in relation to the exploitation of the Rental Rights in the Work. 3.6 The Assignee shall have the right to use the name and likeness and biography of the Assignor in connection with the exploitation by the Assignee of the rights assigned pursuant to this Agreement. 3.7 Copyright in the Work is valid and subsisting pursuant to the laws of the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the provisions of the Berne Convention and Universal Copyright Convention. 3.8 All published copies of the Work have borne a copyright notice in such form as shall secure protection for the Work pursuant to the provisions of the Universal Copyright Conventi
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