Why does the collaboration agreement sould be drafted by a profesionnal?
A collaboration contract that is not very precise could be requalified as a service contract or an employment contract with the consequences that are attached to it.
The 2022 Finance Act introduced a tax credit for collaborative research for collaboration agreements between a company and a research and knowledge dissemination organization (e.g. a university) concluded between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2025. This tax credit will represent 40% of the expenses invoiced to companies by research organizations (50% for SMEs) with a ceiling of 6 million euros per year. In order to claim this tax credit, the research collaboration contracts must provide for a distribution of work, expenses and results, including intellectual property rights attached to the results between the company and the research organization.
A rigorous collaboration contract will serve the best interests of each collaborator. At YesMyPatent, we accompany our clients in their collaboration projects and draft their contracts.