Further regulation of IP related matters is not obligatory but strictly recommended for the consortium partners. The following IP related issues may be considered in the Consortium Agreement:

(i) Confidentiality – mechanisms for marking information as confidential, use of confidential information, penalties for a breach of confidentiality provisions, etc;

(ii) Background selection- a list of background to be brought to the project (and/or exclusion of assets which will not be brought to the project);

(iii) Ownership/Joint ownership of results – management of the ownership of the results developed in the project, including possible joint ownership and transfer of ownership;

(iv) Protection of results – mechanisms; costs sharing; etc.

(v) Exploitation and/or dissemination of results

(vi) Access rights – scope, conditions, time limits, etc.