ICC Model International Trademark Licence

No. @673E

ISBN : 978-92-842-0022-1

ICC Model International Trademark License addresses the situation where the owner of a well-known trademark licenses the trademark to a company which will use it with respect to products not manufactured or sold by the licensor. In this case, it is assumed that the licensed products will be designed and developed by the licensee, and that the main preoccupation of the licensor is to ensure that the licensed products conform to the overall image of the licensor and its trademarks Parties are advised to use ICC Model International Trademark License as a basis for negotiation and for drawing up their own contracts, possibly with the assistance of a lawyer with international expertise.

Licensing trademarks is a staple of modern business practice, affecting large and small companies alike, across the spectrum of industries. In order to provide businesses with an accessible resource for a subset of trademark licensing transactions, the International Chamber of Commerce has prepared this Model International Trademark License agreement.

Designed for use by non-specialists in the area who are seeking reliable guidance and an adaptable contractual framework, this model covers situations where the owner of a known trademark licenses the mark to a manufacturer of products other than those made by the trademark owner. As with existing ICC model contracts, the model seeks to balance the interests of the licensor and licensee across a range of industries, and provides comprehensive notes and guidance regarding issues requiring consideration by the parties.

Code ISBN : 978-92-842-0022-1
Number of pages : 86
Publishing date : 2008
Language : English
Format in cm : 22.9*29.6

Foreword

Introduction

ICC Model International Trademark Licence

Annex A Products and Territory

Annex B Trademarks

Annex C Payments

Annex D Products to Be Developed (Article 6.1).

Annex E Definition of Corporate Image

Appendices Appendix I ICC Force Majeure Clause 2003

Appendix II ICC Confidentiality Clause 2006

Appendix III UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2004

Appendix IV Sample Definitions of ‘Corporate Image’

This is the latest in a series of successful ICC model contracts prepared by a dedicated Task Force under the auspices of the ICC’s Commission on Commercial Law and Practice, chaired by Professor Fabio Bortolotti (Italy).

The model has benefited from the active participation of the following Task Force members: Fabio Bortolotti, Chair (Italy); Christian Aschauer (Austria); Pietro Balbiano di Colcavagno (Italy); Thierry Bonnet (France); Stanley Chaney (France); Aude Gazet-Talvande (France); Claudia Kolb (Italy); Terry Peacock (South Africa); Anne-Marie Pecoraro (France); Caroline Poux-Guillaume Kaenzig (France); Beatrice Renggli (Switzerland); Robert Valenti (Italy); Jef Vandekerckhove (Netherlands); Marco Venturello (Italy).