If you're self-employed and you succeed in developing or inventing a new program or an innovative solution to a problem, you can protect your product or solution through copyright or patent rights.
You should note in particular whether there are any conditions in your contract under which all intellectual property rights associated with your work are transferred to the customer, or stating that the customer is entitled to develop or sell these rights.
If the contract does not specify your right to compensation for inventions, intellectual property rights, computer programs, etc., making a subsequent claim can be extremely difficult.
In particular, note that if you take on an assignment for a customer and you supply a specially developed business concept, invention, design, system, prototype etc., there is a risk that this will be considered the customer's property.
In this case, when your engagement with the customer ends, you will lose the right to the work you have provided. It is recommended that, before signing a contract, you take a closer look at your rights.
AWA offers IDA's members an IP Audit - i.e. review of the company's products, services and any rights with a view to drawing up a plan for optimized protection of the company's assets.