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Opeoluwa Iyi-Kuyoro

I worked for a company as a full time staff for some months, and during my time with them, I built some applications for them that have been really useful to them till date and has made them what they are now. Can I claim intellectual property on the applications?

Intellectual PropertyAsked - Jul 7 2017, 05:12 PM

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Reply by Sandra Olojede (Lawyer)

Usually companies that work with IT applications always have an intellectual Property (which includes trademark & patent) clause in the contract of employment, which bars its employees from claiming ownership of applications built in the course of working in their organization. Therefore you cannot claim ownership of the applications built. It is always better to negotiate terms before creating such applications or signing any agreements in the future.

Posted - Jul 10 2017, 09:00 AM

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