Know-how

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Summary of Know How

Technical expertise that a firm has acquired through its operations and to which it has proprietary rights, whether the knowledge is patented or not. This expertise may consist of blueprints, plans, and manuals, as well as technical assistance.

(Main Author: William J. Miller)

Know-how in International Trade

Meaning of Know-how, according to the Dictionary of International Trade (Global Negotiator): Knowledge of how to do something, expertise. In international trade, Know-how can be defined as confidentially in the form of unpatented inventions, designs, drawings, procedures and methods, together with accumulated skills and experience in the hands of a licensor firm’s professional personnel which could assist a transferee/licensee of the object product in its manufacture and use and bring to it a competitive advantage. It can be further supported with privately maintained expert knowledge on the operation, maintenance, use/application of the object product and of its sale, usage or disposition. Know-how is transmitted form one company to others through technology transfer agreements. Model of International Technology Transfer Agreement.

Hierarchical Display of Know-how

Production, Technology And Research > Technology and technical regulations > Technology
Industry > Industrial structures and policy > Technical profession
Employment And Working Conditions > Labour market > Socioprofessional category > Blue-collar worker > Skilled worker
Production, Technology And Research > Research and intellectual property > Intellectual property > Industrial property
International Relations > Cooperation policy > Cooperation policy > Industrial cooperation
International Relations > International affairs > National independence > Technological independence

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Production, Technology And Research > Technology and technical regulations > Technology > Know-how
Industry > Industrial structures and policy > Technical profession > Know-how
Employment And Working Conditions > Labour market > Socioprofessional category > Blue-collar worker > Skilled worker > Know-how
Production, Technology And Research > Research and intellectual property > Intellectual property > Industrial property > Know-how
International Relations > Cooperation policy > Cooperation policy > Industrial cooperation > Know-how
International Relations > International affairs > National independence > Technological independence > Know-how

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