Policy for the protection and exploitation of intellectual property

Policy for the protection and exploitation of intellectual property

  1. A) Copyright rights of T.S.C.C. and its staff
  2. a) All copyright relevant to any creation, patent, files and documentation created by the Employee at the time of their employment with the Employer (T.S.C.C.) as part of performing their duties, will remain the property of the T.S.C.C..

(b) All copyright for work or preprints which have been drafted, published or created by the Employee as scholarly work (books, chapters in books, articles, and announcements for conferences) for the purpose of their professional development in their own time and at their own expense, belong exclusively to the Employee.

(B) Copyright rights of students

The T.S.C.C. recognizes students’ copyright for work or research they have drafted or have developed further, to the extent that the work or research is not part of a parallel role as an employee of T.S.C.C., which would be subject to the above policy, or it is the result of work performed as part of a grant or practicum for gaining professional experience by the T.S.C.C.. All students should respect the Principle of Confidentiality when, in order to perform work or research they have access to confidential information on the premises of the T.S.C.C.

(C) Scholarly Materials

The intellectual rights from writing books, chapters in books, articles, and making announcements in conferences, as well as the intellectual property rights for patents created in the context of personal work for the academic’s progression and development, belong to the academic staff (authors-researchers). The copyright for the types of work described above belongs to the T.S.C.C. in the case that (a) their creation and development required the use of infrastructure of T.S.C.C. at an extent beyond their typical use, (b) the T.S.C.C. has funded the research and included a relevant provision in the contract with the researchers, or (c) the publication of a scientific article, book, and/or the promotion of a patent is likely to harm the reputation of the School.