We help clients in their efforts to enhance self-reporting contractual relationships with third parties.
Relationships between business partners are frequently regulated by complex contracts where key terms may not be clearly defined, responsibilities and obligations may be overlooked, or where contractual compliance is not a high priority. Relying on these third parties to self-report creates a significant risk of non-compliance.
How we can help
Our Intellectual Property & Contract Governance (IPCG) team helps clients govern self-reporting aspects of contractual relationships. Our involvement can be frequently triggered by a 'right to audit' clause. As an impartial, objective party, we seek relevant facts in a non-adversarial manner to bring measurable value to our clients whilst maintaining a healthy relationship with the business partner concerned.
Using our established methodology and independent approach, we help clients enhance self-reporting contractual relationships with third parties, such as royalties arising from patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets or any other self-reporting arrangements.
Our services include:
Our approach is aimed at preserving the underlying business relationship, easing third party concerns about fair treatment and the confidentiality of its information.
Our clients can benefit from:
We understand the dynamics of business partner relationships and associated complexities. We have helped business partners across a range of industries to understand and manage the terms of their agreements, and to establish compliance reviews as a routine control measure.