FREE UK Copyright Assignment

This free Copyright Assignment for the United Kingdom is used to assign the copyright to certain work from one party to another.

Disclaimer:This was not drafted by an attorney & should not be used as a legal document.


This Copyright Assignment is made on [Date] by and between:

[Name], having his permanent residence at [Address], hereinafter referred as the Author;


[Name], having his permanent residence at [Address], hereinafter referred as the Assignee.


The Author owns the copyright in the [Description of the Work] (“Work”) and wishes to assign ownership of the copyright in the Works to the Assignee.


Assignment: The Author assigns the copyright in the Works to the Assignee.

Warranties: The Author warrants that:

(a) the Work are original, have been written by the Author, have not been published elsewhere and are not encumbered or subject to any existing license;

(b) the Work are not under consideration by any other publisher;

(c) the Work do not infringe the rights of any third person;

(d) to the best of the Author’s knowledge the Work contain no defamatory or other unlawful statements;

(e) the Author has obtained all the necessary permission (in writing) for the reproduction of Work, including any text or image;

Moral Rights: The Assignee must ensure that the Work is not subjected to any treatment, which will infringe the moral rights of the Author.

General Terms of Publication: The parties acknowledge that the Author retains all Patent and trade mark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the Works.

The Assignee grants to the Author a perpetual, royalty free license:

(a) to include the Work in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation;

(b) to photocopy or make electronic copies of the Work for personal use, including for their own classroom use, or for the personal or academic use of colleagues;

(c) to prepare derivative works,

provided that acknowledgement is made of the Assignee as publisher.

Applicable Law: The laws of the United Kingdom shall govern this Deed, and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of [City] jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be governed as per UK Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

For the Company Assignee

__________________________ ________________________________

Date: Date:

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