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PhD Student at the Department of Civil Law
of the Law Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University,
LL.M. (Russian School of Private Law)

DOI: 10.24031/1992-2043-2019-19-1-75-113

Co-ownership relations have always been a problematic sphere of private law. Increasing
number of joint IP ownership is a special challenge in this sense so long as it requires
elaboration of adequate default rules concerning intangible nature of assets at issue. Can
each co-owner independently exploit the common asset without consent of others? Is the
successful co-owner obligated to compensate other co-owners for any profits derived from
the exploitation? These and other questions are dealt with in regards to patent rights.

Keywords: joint IP ownership; co-ownership of patents; individual exploitation without
consent; obligation to compensate for individually derived profits.


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Spiridonova N.B. (Moscow, Russia) – PhD Student at the Department of Civil
Law of the Law Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, LL .M. (Russian
School of Private Law) (119991, GSP-1, Moscow, Leninskie Gory, 1, Bldg. 13-14
(4th education building); e-mail:

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