This article is just a general overview of licensing agreements; It is not complete and should not be used to prepare a legal document. Using a model that you find on the Internet is dangerous because it cannot address certain laws and your own situation. To obtain a licence, there must be a contract between two or more parties that explains the property rights that the donor recognizes to the taker. This agreement or contract is referred to as a licensing agreement. These agreements have existed since the first copyrights and patents were issued in the late 1700s. If someone has a franchise, there may be a licensing agreement, and there may be several types of licenses within the franchise. For example, a McDonald`s franchise could include licenses for the use of the McDonald`s logo on products and packaging and another license for the manufacture of its patented processes or ingredients. Pay attention to definitions. Make sure the product or process is completely and clearly described so that there is no misunderstanding about what is allowed. A licensing agreement is a legal contract whereby a party that owns certain IPs allows another party to use that IP. The owner of the IP (the licensee) receives a payment (a fee) if the other party (the licensee) uses the IP.
In economics, licensing agreements or agreements are beneficial to both parties. The licensee provides ownership and the taker brings specialized knowledge in the sector or territory covered by the licence. The resulting relationship is similar to a joint venture or partnership. Licensing agreements include various types, including copyright licensing, patent licensing, product licensing, brand licensing and software licensing. Sublicensors: in some cases, the sublicensing is allowed and even essential to the licensing agreement. The parties to which the licensee is authorized to grant sublicensings and the circumstances under which the licensing agreement must be carefully defined and clearly formulated. The end-user licensing agreement threatens information security: a real-life experience, Kaupas, Z., Ceponis, J. (2017). In The Proceedings of the IVUS International Conference on Information Technology (p. 55-60). This author discusses the information security threats that may result from the end user of the license agreement. This may be due to the fact that some end-users may not be able to ensure the security of information, for example by sharing unwise information with others who are not parties to the agreement.
Confidentiality: Licensing software, manufacturing processes and technology may require confidentiality agreements, which can be made more difficult by the fact that employees, contractors and other staff, contractors and other licensee associates may have access to different information about the technology granted.