Is it possible to foresee that certain foreground, although being the result of the common work of several beneficiaries, is solely owned and exclusively exploited by one of them?

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In FP7 there is a general rule establishing that the foreground generated jointly by the participants will be jointly owned. This is stated both in the Rules for Participation (RfP) and in the Grant Agreement (GA). In case of joint ownership, the joint owners shall establish an agreement regarding the allocation and terms of exercise of that joint ownership. Joint owners may do it by incorporating appropriate provisions in their CA regarding joint ownership or entering into an additional joint ownership agreement. In absence of such an agreement, a default joint ownership regime applies. The joint owners may also agree not to continue with joint ownership but decide on an alternative regime, e.g. appoint a single owner and simultaneously establish more favourable access rights for the remaining beneficiaries that transferred their ownership share or any other fair counterpart.