These are some of the most common provisions contained in a trademark licensing agreement, if you need a lawyer for more detailed questions, please contact our office for a courtesy consultation with one of our brand lawyers. A trademark licensing agreement is a legal contract between a trademark holder and another party who have agreed to use the trademark under pre-approved and established conditions between the contracting parties. One of the most important concepts is quality control to protect the goodwill of trademark rights; (C) Not exclusively – rights may be granted to other third-party licensees, and the licensee may also use the trademark in trade. Brand licensing agreements are very different in length and subtleties. Although many licenses have a similar structure, each license contains different details and clauses based on the products or services granted. While it is more common to license brands as service marks, licensing agreements may include products or services. In addition, licensing agreements are often federally registered trademarks, but unregistered trademarks may also be licenses. As far as registration is concerned, some countries retain the legal obligation to cover licensing agreements. The United States does not require a trademark license from the United States Patent trademark Office. Parties – Intellectual Property – Identify the parties to the agreement and the intellectual property (brands) that are granted (these issues can be delineated in the subsidy clause). The Law recognizes a number of ways to make businesses and individuals responsible for induction or contribution to counterfeiting of an online trademark other than branded debt. Goods or services, Duration and Territory – Identify the type of products or services that the licensee will offer under the brand, duration of contract and geographic area in which the marks are granted.
In addition to identifying goods or services, licensed uses are often indicated. The agreement may indicate, for example. B, that the following uses are permitted: manufacturing, sale, promotion, distribution and/or advertising. In addition, the licensee may restrict or authorize the following distribution channels, stationary trade, Internet sales, wholesale or retail trade or sales, limited to certain stores or consumer categories.