Food and Agriculture should ensure that it has developed intellectual property terms and conditions that are appropriate for the types of agreements into which its contracts office enters.
Food and Agriculture issued intellectual property policy and guidelines in July 2012. The policy specifies responsibility for developing and registering Food and Agriculture's intellectual property including language in contracts that is appropriate and necessary. (See 2013-406, p. 36)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.