Employment relationships 2.0: Protection of IP. programs, systems and documents

Employment & Immigration Law

How does a company address its need to protect its ownership and confidentiality of intellectual property in the context of different rules in each jurisdiction? What is the impact of the use of independent contractors, and how is intellectual property protected when service providers are not treated as employees? Using the latest means of connectivity, employees and contractors work across borders, from formal offices or their homes. Sometimes, the intellectual product or service delivered to a company is subcontracted by “Uber type” platforms. This session will address the components of a good program to protect intellectual property and work-product in a world where each jurisdiction has its own rules and the way companies buy services and intellectual products is more and more often miles away from the classic employer/employee-working-in-the-same-jurisdiction relationship.


  • Frederique David, Lex2b


  • Kathryn Beck, New Zealand Law Society
  • Roland Falder, Emplawyers Partmbb
  • Siva Kumar Kanagasabai, SKRINE
  • Carolyn Knox, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.c.
  • Ajay Raghavan, Trilegal


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NZ Law Society

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100% Pure New Zealand

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