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Chapter 1004
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F.S. 1004.726
1004.726 Trademarks, copyrights, or patents.Each 1community college board of trustees may develop and produce work products relating to educational endeavors that are subject to trademark, copyright, or patent statutes. To this end, the board of trustees shall consider the relative contribution by the personnel employed in the development of such work products and shall enter into binding agreements with such personnel, organizations, corporations, or government entities, which agreements shall establish the percentage of ownership of such trademarks, copyrights, or patents. Any other law to the contrary notwithstanding, the board of trustees may in its own name:
(1) Perform all things necessary to secure letters of patent, copyrights, and trademarks on any such work products and enforce its rights therein.
(2) License, lease, assign, or otherwise give written consent to any person, firm, or corporation for the manufacture or use of its work products on a royalty basis or for such other consideration as the board of trustees deems proper.
(3) Take any action necessary, including legal action, to protect its work products against improper or unlawful use of infringement.
(4) Enforce the collection of any sums due the board of trustees for the manufacture or use of its work products by any other party.
(5) Sell any of its work products and execute all instruments necessary to consummate any such sale.
(6) Do all other acts necessary and proper for the execution of powers and duties provided by this section.
History.s. 222, ch. 2002-387.
1Note.Section 21, ch. 2010-70, directs the Division of Statutory Revision to prepare a reviser’s bill to substitute the term “Florida College System institution” for the terms “Florida college,” “community college,” and “junior college” where those terms appear in the Florida K-20 Education Code.

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