New understanding of a nonexclusive licence

Some diverse changes have been proposed to Part VII of the Civil Code. Many of these changes are very important and are being widely discussed. I would like to talk about one such change. It is, not the most obvious one, but, as practice shows, it is an essential change – an amendment to Article 1296 of the Civil Code on software and databases developed according to a contract.

Nikolay Stepanov

Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners
+7 495 783-74-50
n.stepanov@rospravo.ru

Currently, the person placing an order must choose to obtain either exclusive rights on the software or a simple (nonexclusive) license ‘for its own needs’. The latter is not very common but it can reduce the investments needed to deve