Contract in legal regulation of intellectual property relations

The relevance was the study is conditioned by the strengthening role of contractual regulation of intellectual property relations in the information society and the transition to an innovative development of the national economy. The purpose of this study is to identify the features of the contract as a legal tool in the mechanism of legal regulation of intellectual property relations at different stages. In the context of the analysis of the contract as a means of regulating relations in intellectual property, emphasis is placed on the expediency of distinguishing two groups of legal relations: those that mediate statics, i.e. ownership of rights to intellectual property, and those that mediate the dynamics, i.e. transfer of rights to intellectual property from one subject to another. It is noted that the contract is perhaps the most important legal means of commercialisation of rights to intellectual property, ensuring the effective implementation of creative activities in production and other areas of public life to meet the private interests of their creators, those who invested in their creation, and public interests. A rising tendency is noted to use the contract as a remedy at the stage of protection of rights to intellectual property. The parties may stipulate ways to protect their rights in the contract on the disposal of rights to intellectual property, which are not stipulated by law, regulate the procedure for resolving disputes, etc. Thus, the contract is an effective remedy at all stages of governing intellectual property relations – in the legal regulation of these relations, the acquisition of rights to intellectual property, the exercise of these rights, as well as their protection. The results of the analysis conducted in this study can be used in further research on contractual regulation of intellectual property relations, as well as in law-making to improve national legislation on intellectual property, which is especially important in the context of recodification of civil legislation of Ukraine

Doi: 10.37635/jnalsu.27(2).2020.64-76