"Do you know of any UK insolvency practitioners who are familiar with the issues relating to intellectual property in the event of insolvency?Presumably for perfectly justifiable reasons but to the complete surprise of the IP Finance blog team, not a single response was received. Accordingly the IPKat is asking readers of this blog: If you are, or know of, a UK insolvency practitioner who has genuine experience of dealing with IP rights (i.e. genuine and positively constructive experience of IP rights) can you please email the IPKat here and he will publish the list for all to see. Please head the email IP Insolvency so that the Kat can easily spot it.
... We have put together some advice on what might happen to the IP and the potential risks in the event of the various forms of insolvency procedures etc. We have also given thought to ways of structuring the transaction, and drafting terms which may make the client less vulnerable.
We are now considering factoring in the views and experience of an insolvency practitioner, particularly in relation to the finer details of the insolvency law. Given how topical this is, it is surprisingly difficult to identify someone with the right skills set. Do you have any suggestions?"