27.2 The Parties shall use their best endeavours to ensure nothing is done which might prejudice the subsistence or Commercialisation of Background Intellectual Property or Centre Intellectual Property, and in particular the Parties shall not publish or disclose any such Intellectual Property to any third person so as to preclude the grant of a Patent or cause the loss of Intellectual Property in any Confidential Information.
27.3 Notwithstanding clause 27.2, the Parties acknowledge that the dissemination of knowledge is an important function of the Centre and that publication of books, papers, theses and other forms of dissemination of information is encouraged.
27.4 Prior to any publication the Party wishing to publish material ("the Requesting Party") must forward a request in writing to the Director seeking permission to publish the material.
27.5 The Director must within fourteen days of receipt of any such request notify the Requesting Party whether permission has been granted or delayed.
27.6 If the Director determines in his/her absolute discretion that the benefits of publication outweigh the potential loss of commercially valuable Intellectual Property rights, then he will inform the Requesting Party that permission to publish has been granted.
27.7 All material to which clause 27.6 applies shall be published in the name of the Centre or in the joint names of the Centre and the Party which developed the Intellectual Property, as agreed between the Director and the Party.
27.8 No material which involves Background Intellectual Property shall be published without the written consent of the Party to whom that Intellectual Property belongs.
27.9 If the Director determines in his/her absolute discretion that the benefits of publication do not outweigh the potential loss of commercially valuable Intellectual Property rights then he/she will either:
(b) if altering the publication is impractical, delay publication for a stipulated period not exceeding twelve months from the date of the request.
27.11 A Party must not make any public announcement in relation to the Centre or the contents of this Agreement without obtaining the prior approval of the Board.