White Label Product Contract

White Label Product Agreement

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Branding plays an important role in the resale of goods. A recognisable brand goes a long way toward building up consumer trust in a business and establishes consistency in a product range. It is often desirable to establish an “own brand”, particularly when seeking to establish an online presence or a chain of retail stores.

It is not always viable or desirable to manufacture your own products, particularly when seeking to provide a broad range of products. In many cases, this never presents a problem. Retailers simply sell products manufactured and branded by other companies. In certain cases, however, white labelling may be an option.

The Dixons Store Group, for example, sell, in their Currys stores, a variety of products from a variety of manufacturers. Alongside Sony, Panasonic, Hotpoint and Dyson sits Matsui. Matsui is a brand owned by DSG and is applied to white label goods manufactured for the group. It is therefore not uncommon to find an identical budget television in two different DSG stores bearing two different brand names.

This White Label Product Agreement provides for such a situation. A contract between a manufacturer and a reseller, this document governs the production of a product by the manufacturer and the application of the reseller’s branding thereto.

Detailed provisions in this agreement govern the specification of the product and its manufacture, the production of packaging and documentation, the provision of product warranties, repair services and customer support, particulars relating to orders and pricing, and intellectual property both in terms of designs, patents etc applying to the product and of trade marks, copyright etc applying to the reseller’s branding.

A number of schedules to the agreement allow users considerable flexibility and freedom to define the substantive elements of the contract such as the product specification, packaging designs, manufacturing processes, customer support systems, orders, pricing and product warranties.

This document contains a number of optional phrases and clauses which 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 White Label Product Agreement contains the following clauses:

1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Nature of Agreement
3. Product Specification
4. Application of Branding
5. Manufacture, Standards and Quality Control
6. Rejection and Return
7. Packaging
8. End-User Documentation
9. Orders
10. Cancellation of Orders
11. Price and Payment
12. Risk and Retention of Title
13. Manufacturer’s Intellectual Property
14. Reseller’s Intellectual Property
15. Customer Support
16. Repairs
17. Product Warranty
18. Training
19. Manufacturer’s Warranties and Representations
20. Reseller’s Warranties and Representations
21. Indemnity
22. Confidentiality
23. Term and Termination
24. Notice
25. Force Majeure
26. No Waiver
27. Severance
28. Entire Agreement
29. Law and Jurisdiction

And the following schedules:

1. The Product
2. The Branding
3. Manufacturing Standards & Quality Control
4. Manufacturing Process
5. Packaging
6. End-User Documentation
7. Orders
8. Price
9. Manufacturer’s Intellectual Property
10. Customer Support
11. Repairs
12. Product Warranty
13. Training
14. Product Liability, Insurance & Compensation

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