Eléments Antérieurs

English translation: elements originally (contributed by)

23:12 Oct 16, 2004
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / fixed price contracts - software
French term or phrase: Eléments Antérieurs
Sub-heading under main Heading: Intellectual Property -
the clause is in a fixed price contract between a software design company and its client. I am wondering whether it is to do with what is known as 'prior work' carried out by a company, resulting in knowledge/expertise which is then classified as intellectual property. Here is the clause (X is the software company proposing to provide professional design services):

Pour réaliser les éléments définis dans la PEF (i.e. the proposal), X peut être amené à utiliser et notamment modifier des Eléments Antérieurs apportés par X et dont les droits lui appartiennent. Cela concerne particulièrement les cas ou il y a une réalisation de maquette ou de prototype de faisabilité.

Improvements on the following would be appreciated:

In order to carry out the activities outlined in the proposal, X may need to use and in particular modify 'Eléments Antérieurs' contributed by X and to which it owns the rights. This is particularly relevant in cases where a feasibility model or prototype is developed.

Have I understood this correctly? Thanks
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English translation:elements originally (contributed by)
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Trada inc.
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Eléments Antérieurs
elements originally (contributed by)


Trada inc.
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Eléments Antérieurs
prior / previous elements

any help?

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