The owners of registered designs, design rights, copyright, and other
important intellectual property rights subsisting in industrial designs
often choose to licence those rights to others as a means of exploiting
their designs and putting them into production.
This Industrial Designs Licence is designed for use in such situations.
Rather than focusing on one specific IP right, this document bundles
together rights such as registered designs, design rights, and copyright
under the heading of an “industrial design”.
This licence agreement template sets up a relationship between a licensor
and a licensee whereby the licensor (the owner of the industrial designs)
grants the licensee a licence to manufacture and sell their product(s). The
licence covers the intellectual property rights in those products as well
as in related design and other documentation.
Payment under this agreement takes the form of an initial sum, followed by
quarterly royalty payments. Other key provisions cover matters such as
quality control, the application of trade marks and other IP notices to
products, confidential information, warranties, and indemnities.
For situations in which the licensor will be providing know-how and
technical assistance, please refer to our Manufacturing Licence Agreement.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
This Industrial Designs Licence contains the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Grant of Rights
3. Quality Control, Trade Marks, and IP Notices
4. Fees and Payment
6. Licensor’s Warranties
7. Licensee’s Warranties
9. Intellectual Property Rights
10. Term and Termination
11. Non-Assignment of Agreement
13. Force Majeure
14. No Waiver
15. Further Assurance
17. Relationship of the Parties
18. Third Party Rights
19. Entire Agreement
22. Law and Jurisdiction
and the following schedules:
1. Products and Product Design Specifications
2. Registered Designs
3. Licensor’s Trade Marks
This Industrial Designs Licence is in open format. Either enter the
requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit
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