Intellectual property: Intellectual property is an important asset for designers and must be managed with care. Copyright (and all other intellectual property rights) in the design of the ship should be clearly addressed in the agreement. Any license for the owner must be clearly defined. While the commitment may lead to the creation of new intellectual property (by both parties), it is important that the agreement explicitly covers this issue. Confidentiality: Unfortunately, there are only limited copyrights on industrial designs (usually 16 years). It is therefore important to note that all copyrights and other intellectual property rights are confidential and cannot be used in the long term without a licence. Most shipyards here have their own standard construction conditions, which vary in length and complexity and are reasonably fair, but given the amount of money involved, these contracts should only be seen as an opening to contract negotiations, as they often lack crucial aspects. When the buyer makes available the plans of a shipyard for his superyacht, the following golden rules must be respected. These ensure a smooth construction and protect the intellectual property of buyers.
“Intellectual property rights”: all design rights, utility models, patents, inventions, logos, company names, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, moral rights, database rights, source codes, reports, drawings, specifications, know-how, business secrets, software rights, communication rights in the nature of unfair competition, and any other rights equivalent to or similar to any of the rights of the jurisdiction in question. Whether it is registered or not; News: The yacht that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, designed for himself before dying this time with the interior of French designer Philippe Starck last year, is now complete and was unveiled at the Dutch shipyard where it was built. Plus Once you have chosen to charter a yacht, your broker will establish a contract that will detail the chosen charter yacht, cruise dates, destinations and costs. “design,” the design of the yacht that the company makes available to the customer in accordance with the contract; With regard to the second aspect, the main characteristics of the yacht, the owner will naturally make available to the designer his own ideas of the yacht he wants to build so that the designer can meet the expectations and requirements of the owner. This is a rather delicate aspect, as the owner`s ideas are clearer, and the more they are able to communicate them, the more likely it is that the designer will be able to create a satisfactory design in a reasonable time. It is therefore a good idea to include in the design agreement or to add in an appendix an order created by the owner that provides the designer with the necessary contributions in terms of dimensions, volume, surfaces, appearance and use.