Copyright Policy and Procedures
Charisma University has a strict policy regarding copyrights and patents. Any student who makes a research project which involves significant use of facilities, equipment, funds, or materials of the University, or one that is subject to terms and conditions of a sponsored project or other contract between the University and another party shall assign this project as well as all its patents and applications to the University, unless the project has been released to the researcher in accordance with the patent policy provisions.
When a student completes a research project that does not involve significant use of facilities, equipment, funds, or materials of this University, and one that is not under the terms of a sponsored research project or other contract between the University and another party, the University will waive its rights and the research project will be the exclusive property of the student, provided that his or her rights in the project are not changed by the terms of financial aid received, such as scholarships, external sponsorship, traineeships, fellowships, or any other financial aid, whether or not the project is administered by the University.
The Dean of Students Affairs and Counseling Affairs or his or her designee is the one responsible for administering intellectual property matters that are related to patents, inventions, trademarks, publications, and copyrights. The Dean of Students Affairs and Counseling Affairs shall represent the University in any matter regarding intellectual property that may substantially affect the institution’s relationships with the public, government, and industry. It is the responsibility of the Patent Committee to advise and make recommendations to the Dean of Students Affairs and Counseling Affairs relating to intellectual property matters that arise from the activities of the students, conducting research, the determination of rights between the researchers and the University, as well as the disposition of patent rights that the institution does not wish to exercise.