Kyoto Startup Summer School Japan Participation Agreement

1   PURPOSE

In participating in the Kyoto Startup Summer School event (hereinafter referred to as the "Event") operated by KYOTO Design Lab (hereinafter referred to as the “Promoter”), I, as a participant in the Event, hereby agree to the following matters. 

2   INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO DELIVERABLES

Copyrights, patents, utility model rights, design rights and trademark rights and other intellectual property rights to any texts, sketches, drawings, 3D data, CG data, photos, voices, motion pictures, software and other deliverables, other than ideas (including designs and concepts), that are created by the participant in the Event (hereinafter referred to as the “Deliverables”) (including rights to obtain patents and rights to file trademark applications; hereinafter referred to as the “Intellectual Property Rights to Deliverables”) shall be vested in the participant who made such creation. The Intellectual Property Rights to Deliverables jointly made by multiple participants shall be the intellectual property rights jointly owned by such participants. 

3   HANDLING OF IDEAS, ETC. 

Except where the participant/s who has/have provided any idea in the Event notifies the intention to acquire intellectual property rights to such idea within ten (10) days of the end of the Event, the Promoter, etc. shall manage the Deliverables with the standard of care expected of a prudent manager; provided, however, that if any intellectual property rights possessed by the participant from before his/her participation in the Event (hereinafter referred to as the “Existing Intellectual Property Rights”) are included in the Deliverables, the participant shall provide the information about the Existing Intellectual Property Rights to the Promoter, etc. and the Promoter shall take appropriate measures in the utilization, etc. of the Deliverables, taking such information into account. 

4   PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

(1) The participant acknowledges that the coverage by the press, etc. may be performed during the Event and that photographs, etc. containing the portrait of the participant may be taken because of such coverage, etc. and they may be made public as the information about the Event including portraits.

(2) The Promoter, co-organizers, guests and lecturers, etc. of the Event (hereinafter referred to as the “Promoter, etc.”) may publicly disclose any records during the Event and the Deliverables, by publishing them on websites (including SNS) and publications, for publicity or research; provided, however, that the participant/s make/s a request not to publicly disclose any information pertaining to the ideas and the Deliverables within ten (10) days of the end of the Event, the Promoter, etc. shall take appropriate measures such as the postponement of the public disclosure of the ideas and the Deliverables. 

5   CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION OF THE PARTICIPANT

As for the handling of the information that the participant desires to keep confidential (hereinafter referred to as the “Confidential Information”), the participant shall decide to provide or otherwise the Confidential Information, with sufficient understanding about the handling of ideas and the Deliverables at the Event as prescribed in Article 3. If the participant desires to provide the Confidential Information to the Event, the participant shall so notify the Promoter in advance and consult with the Promoter about the handling thereof; provided, however, that the Promoter, etc. shall not be liable or otherwise responsible for any information provided without being identified as the Confidential Information. 

6   NO INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND OTHER RIGHTS

The participant shall not breach laws and regulations and public order and morals and shall not infringe any intellectual property rights and other rights of any third party, in connection with the activities at the Event. If the participant commits an infringement of rights as referred to above, the participant shall be responsible for resolving the same. 

7   COMPLIANCE OF RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS, ETC. 

In using the equipment, machinery, apparatus and tools, etc. in the facilities where the Event is held (hereinafter referred to as the “Facilities”) and otherwise using the Facilities, the participant shall follow the rules and instructions, etc. of the manager of the Facilities and the Promoter. 

8   WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER

(1) If the participant suffers life, bodily or property damage due to an accident while participating at the Event, the damage shall be covered within the scope of the insurance coverage of the Promoter; however, the damage outside the coverage shall be borne by the participant; provided, however, that this shall not apply if the Promoter has committed willful misconduct or gross negligence pertaining to the occurrence of such damage. 

(2) If the participant damages the equipment, machinery, apparatus and tools, etc. in the Facilities through willful misconduct or negligence, the participant shall bear the repair or replacement costs, etc. 

9   RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTICIPANT

If the participant breaches the provisions of this Agreement and causes damage to the Promoter, etc. or any third party, the participant shall resolve them on his/her own responsibility and at his/her own expense and shall not claim damages, etc. from the Promoter. 

10   CONSULTATION

If any doubts arise between the Promoter, etc. and the participant during or after the Event, they shall resolve them through discussion and consultation.