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Definition of IP Assignment

An IP assignment, short for Intellectual Property assignment, is a legal agreement where one party (the assignor) transfers their ownership rights and interests in intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets, to another party (the assignee). This transfer ensures that the assignee becomes the rightful owner of the intellectual property and gains the associated rights and benefits, while the assignor relinquishes their ownership and any future claims to the intellectual property.

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