All intellectual property created during the course of work for Albemarle, or otherwise based on Albemarle’s information, belongs to Albemarle. Such intellectual property is a Company asset and must be used, protected and disclosed appropriately. We must similarly respect the intellectual property of others.
- We collaborate with transparency to develop intellectual property for the Company and take appropriate steps to protect it.
- We monitor for the unauthorized use of our intellectual property by others.
- We respect the intellectual property of others, and only use it when authorized to do so and in accordance with such authorization.
- We only disclose non-public Albemarle intellectual property to third parties, or to other Albemarle employees, if authorized to do so.
- We use Albemarle’s intellectual property only for the benefit of Albemarle.
- We use Albemarle’s trademark or brand only as authorized.
Our Code Principles in Action
- Discuss any new concepts, inventions or other innovations with the Legal Department at an early stage.
- Keep accurate records of innovative activities, including the date on which the activities are performed, the persons involved in performing the activities and their position or role.
- Keep all intellectual property materials secure in accordance with this Code (Creating, Managing & Disclosing Albemarle Business Information).
- Follow the Code (Managing a Conflict of Interest) if intellectual property developed by, or otherwise known to, you may interfere with your ability to perform work for Albemarle.
- Consult with the Legal Department before using a contractor or other vendor that will or might develop intellectual property on our behalf.
- Classify Albemarle intellectual property in accordance with the Global Information Management Policy, and manage such intellectual property in accordance with the Document Retention Policy.
- Follow the Code (Speaking on Behalf of Albemarle) before using Albemarle trademark or branding in public communications.
- Obtain authorization in accordance with the Global Information Security Policy before transmitting crown jewel information (which includes intellectual property) to third parties.