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Assignment (Copyright)

Smith Hopen Intellectual Property Term Glossary Definition for Assignment (Copyright)
Transfer of ownership in a copyright must generally be done in writing.  However, there is an exception when the transfer occurs "by operation of law" which may include transfers occurring as a result of a merger.  Universal Furniture International, Inc. v. Collezione Europa USA, Inc., 618 F.3d 417 (4th Cir. 2010).

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