Trademark & copyright licences

Our set of trademark and copyright licences includes several general agreements and some more specific licences for particular intellectual property such as an image.

    Templates

    Intellectual property rights security agreement: contractor

    This is an agreement for high level protection of your intellectual property against theft or misuse by a contractor who works for you or with you in any capacity.

    Intellectual property rights security agreement: employee

    This agreement is a supplement to a contract of employment. Use it to protect intellectual property or other secrets in a high security environment. It will be signed by select staff employed on a special project or incorporated into the contract of employment for many staff working in a high security business.

    Copyright licence agreement, any purpose

    This is a simple copyright licence agreement whereby the owner of the copyright work grants a licence for a specified sum of money, for some other person to exploit his work. You can use this agreement for any sort of created work, for a specific time period or in perpetuity.

    Invention licence agreement

    This is a heavyweight licence agreement for rights in an invention. The product could be an innovative new product for sale or a device to improve an existing product. It could be a device for dogs to get their own meals or a steering system for supersonic drones. The licence is flexible, but drawn in present form as a licence in perpetuity for a particular industry. It assumes a single fee and/or a royalty. It is also assumed that the licensee will require a licence to use supporting systems, in common with licensees in other industries.

    IP rights sale agreement: in invention or process: for cash and shares

    This is an agreement for the sale of rights in an invention or improvement, or in any software or technical product. It may be an innovative new product for sale or a device to improve an existing product. The product could be a software game or designs for a railway bridge or any other invention. We assume the buyer requires full control so that he can brand and market it as his own. Option for seller to licence supporting intellectual property, like trade marks or patents. Payment in cash and shares. Other options too.

    Licence photos or videos for cash, simple agreement

    This is a straight forward licence of a set of photos or videos or both. Provides for sub-licence. Perfect for amateur or professional photographer to licence his work in any medium.

    Licence to use specialist simple system

    This is a licence agreement for your piece of software and layout to be incorporated in one or more other software systems or applications. It may facilitate use of a record-keeping process or facilitate compliance with statutory requirements. The range of possibilities is without limit. You license for single use only, not for re-sale or for use in a product for mass sale. Initial payment, with option for annual payment for support.

    IP rights sale agreement: in chemical compound

    This is an agreement for the restricted sale of rights in a chemical compound. It may be any compound for any purpose. Your buyer will have a particular purpose in mind. You will want to limit the sale by reference to place, end product, industry type or any other. Payment by up front cash plus royalty. Provides for ongoing mutual co-operation in R&D or other.

    IP licence agreement: of technical product in a single industry or market

    This is a heavyweight licence agreement for rights in an invention. It could be any technical IP. This agreement is for an invention or improvement which could be used in more than one industry. The owner/inventor will licence it widely, but to only one licensee per industry or sector. The Licence is perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free and worldwide. The licensee is therefore entirely free to incorporate it into any product he makes, provided it is in his industry only. Includes more limited licence for supporting IP - maybe a patent or trade mark or the right to some system or device. It is also assumed that the licensee will require a licence to use supporting systems, in common with other licensees.

    IP licence agreement: to use name or trademark for merchandising in a different field or industry

    This is a heavyweight licence agreement for merchandising rights in any product or work of intellectual property. The key element is the exploitation of a creative work in a different application or market. It is most likely to be connected with children's entertainment, as for example creating toys from a popular television advertisement. However, this licence agreement also could be used in the same industry, for example to sell shampoo under a name well known for cosmetics.

    Book or music publishing agreement, royalties

    This is a straight forward but comprehensive publishing agreement for use by either an author/composer or a publisher. It is a flexible agreement, providing an ideal framework for publishing any created work.

    Copywriting contract: article, book, manual

    This is a basic copy writing contract with strong intellectual property protection for you, the client. You can use to instruct for writing a series of articles, a book, or a manual. It is intended to make sure you, the client, get what you have paid for. It does not include a specification of work. That is assumed to be set out in detail in a schedule.

    IP licence agreement: educational or training system

    This is a heavyweight licence agreement for a "How to" product; for example an educational or training system, or a system for psychometric testing. Your product is likely to be provided as a CD or DVD, maybe with hard copy or hard product support. The licence is flexible. It assumes a single fee and/or a royalty. It includes many options, for example that the licensee will require a licence to use supporting systems, in common with your other licensees.

    Product development contract

    This is a product development contract providing a high level of security for you, the Client. Use as is or add paragraphs from to some other agreement. It goes one step further than strict terms in a supply contract, by providing that the contractor transfers all rights he has or might in future have, to you, the client.

    Software development contract

    This is a basic contract for a client to have software written with strong intellectual property protection for you, the client. It is intended to make sure you, the client, get what you have paid for. It does not include a specification of work. That is assumed to be set out in detail in a schedule. Suitable for any type of work.

    Graphic design contract: logo or other artwork

    This is a basic contract for design of logo or other graphics with strong intellectual property protection for you, the client. It is intended to make sure you, the client, get what you have paid for. It does not include a specification of work. That is assumed to be set out in detail in a schedule. Suitable for any type of work.

    Architectural, fashion or industrial design contract

    This is a basic contract for architectural, fashion or industrial design with strong intellectual property protection for you, the client. It is intended to make sure you, the client, get what you have paid for. It does not include a specification of work. That is assumed to be set out in detail in a schedule. Suitable for any type of work.

    IP sub-licence agreement: copyright work

    This is a flexible sub-licence of any copyright material or created work. It assumes that the sub-licensor has all the rights needed to enable him to exploit the licence he has bought, by sub licensing. Many options for limiting the extent of the sub-licence.

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