Overview of know-how and technical assistance

The overview summarises the main considerations relating to the protection and ownership of know-how, both in the UK and internationally, and the management of know-how. Key commercial and legal considerations relating to the exploitation of know-how and the provision of technical assistance are considered, including the licensing and sale of know-how, the basis on which technical assistance may be provided, confidentiality, the use of heads of agreement, local law issues, formalities, taxation, and the application of EU and UK competition law.

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