Intellectual property rights in R&D contracts with the European Space Agency

Contracts with the European Space Agency are governed by the General Clauses and Conditions containing all elements normally foreseen in a research and development contract.

The core of the contract is even limited to a reference to these General Clauses and Conditions and only indicates which modifications have been made.

Part II of this document is specifically dealing with the intellectual property rights for research and development contracts and this part will be discussed hereafter.