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BS 8538:2011 Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights

BS 8538:2011

Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights

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Standard number:BS 8538:2011
Pages:24
Released:2011-02-28
ISBN:978 0 580 70010 1
Status:Standard
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BS 8538:2011


This standard BS 8538:2011 Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 03.140 Patents. Intellectual property

This British Standard specifies requirements for the provision of services to the originators of intellectual property with a view to their commercialization.

It specifies principles for the ethical behaviour of the service provider relating to:

  1. integrity and competence;

  2. transparency regarding fees, costs and finances;

  3. confidentiality and the disclosure of information;

  4. the declaration of interests and conflicts; and

  5. complaints handling.

It also specifies a process for service provision, covering:

  1. initial engagement with the originator;

  2. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs);

  3. evaluation of the originator’s idea; and

  4. commercial agreements for the provision of advice and/or services.