DLA Piper is pleased to announce the release of a special report titled "The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Insolvency Proceedings." The firm prepared the report on behalf of INSOL International, a global federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who focus on turnaround and insolvency.
Richard Chesley, global co-chair of DLA Piper's Restructuring practice, prepared the report with associates Oksana Koltko Rosaluk (Chicago) and Joe Riches (London) and contributions from DLA Piper lawyers around the world. By analyzing 12 separate jurisdictions, the report found that with the exception of the US, Canada and Japan, none of the countries in this report have detailed insolvency provisions dealing specifically with the effect of insolvency proceedings on intellectual property rights.
The report went on to recommend that more should be done to address the protection of intellectual property rights in insolvency proceedings. A full version can be viewed here.