Licensing your Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents can help your business grow. Find out how the Bold Team can help you acquire a License Agreement.
Licensing Services Offered by Bold Patents
Copyright Licensing Agreements:
Copyrights license agreements are among the most common licenses in intellectual property, covering most types of creative work, such as books and movies; fine art like paintings or sculpture; and software.
If you own a copyright or hope to obtain copyrights from someone, you may need to create a copyright licensing agreement to transfer those rights. With a copyright licensing agreement, you may choose to transfer all of your rights or specific uses to your works. Our copyright licensing lawyer can help you develop a copyright licensing agreement that meets your needs as well as protects your rights.
Copyright licensing agreements are contracts that should be developed with specific legal information in mind. They should contain the following:
- Complete description of the work
- Grant of license detailing rights being transferred
- Limitations of license
- Rights and obligations of copyright owner and licensee
- Details of payment of royalties
Any or all of these rights can be licensed to third parties. A common example of a copyright license agreement is found accompanying nearly all software products; this type of licensing agreement usually requires the user to click “agree” immediately prior to installation and gives the licensee the right to make a limited number of copies (reproductions) of the software (such as for installing to one or more computers). Another example of a copyright license agreement is a publishing agreement in which an author grants a license to market and distribute a book to a publisher. Yet another type of common copyright licensing agreement is a public display license, whereby a painter or photographer grants the right to a licensee to display their work, such as for an advertisement.
In any of these examples, the owner of the copyright transfers only a specific right—or a part of a right—and retains all remaining rights. An expertly crafted document is important to both licensors and licensees in these situations to avoid the potential for miscommunication and future litigation.
The wording of these legal sections should be extremely precise. Our copyright licensing lawyers have extensive experience developing agreements that convey copyrights while protecting the rights of our clients. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you please contact us now!
Trademark License Agreements
Bold Patents stands ready to represent you and your business in litigation to defend against copyright infringement claims or to help you pursue and defend your registered mark against a would-be infringer. Bold Patents looks for opportunities to settle with opposing parties before court costs and lengthy proceedings begin by arranging licensing or purchase agreements.
Patent License Agreements
A patent license is an agreement that transfers less than ownership rights in a patent, which grants certain rights to the licensee. An important consideration in a Patent license agreement is how the rights to make, use, sell, or import are being conveyed. Also, other key provisions should be carefully crafted such as: the territory where the licensee may make, sell or import the patented product, the duration of the license, quality control provisions, and whether the license is exclusive or non-exclusive.
Patent license can be one of the primary tools for commercializing patent rights.
Plant Breeder’s Rights License Agreements
Plant breeders’ Rights (PBR) are rights granted to the breeder of a new variety of plant that give breeder exclusive control over the propagating material, including seed, cuttings, divisions, tissue culture and harvested material. PBR’s are a form of intellectual property rights by which breeders can protect their new varieties.
Software End User License Agreements
A Software End User License Agreement (EULA) is a contract between the licensor and purchaser, which establish the purchaser’s rights to use the software. The user is often asked to accept the terms of the EULA before installing the application and use.
Contract Manufacturing License Agreements
A Manufacturing license agreement (MLA) allows one person or organization to grant to another organization the right to use certain property, usually in return for a royalty payment. One should use a manufacturing license agreement when, you own rights to a product, and you would like a third party to manufacture it and when you would like to acquire the right to manufacture a product that someone else owns.
Marketing and Distribution Agreements
A distributor agreement is a contract between channel partners that stipulates the responsibilities of both parties. The agreement is between a manufacture and/or vendor and aa distributor. The basics of this agreement include the term, terms and conditions of supply and the sales territories covered by the agreement.
IP Commercialization / Technology Transfer Agreements
A technology transfer agreement is an agreement that transfers skills, knowledge, technologies, methods of manufacturing, samples of manufacturing and facilities among governments or universities and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments.
An option to acquire rights in university intellectual property (IP) may be encountered in several guises: as a stand-alone agreement, as a clause within an agreement (for example, a sponsored research agreement or a material transfer agreement), or as a “pipeline,” or IP framework, agreement for a university spinout company. Although the grant of an option may often form quite a small part of a larger agreement, the grant can raise important issues in terms of an organization’s IP commercialization strategy. This is especially true of pipeline agreements that are, effectively, a specialized form of option agreement.
An agency agreement is a legal contract which creates a fiduciary relationship between the first party (the principal) who agrees that the actions of a second party (the agent) binds the principal to alter agreements made by the agents as if the principal had himself personally made the later agreements.
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