Security Rights in Intellectual Property in Scotland

  • Patrick MasiyakurimaEmail author
Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 45)


Scottish law permits the taking of security over intellectual property rights. Such security takes several forms including assignation. According to Scottish Law, an assignation creates a personal right. A real right can only be created if the assignation is intimated. Apart from this, trade marks and patents can be charged. It is also possible for a trust over intellectual property rights to be created. However, there are problems with such security rights in relation to their creation, priorities and certainty.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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