State of ______________  

This License Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made as of the ______ day of _______________, 20______ (the “Effective Date”) by and among/between:

Owner(s): _____________________________________________, (collectively, “Owner”) and

User(s): _____________________________________________, (collectively, “User”).

The Parties agree as follows:

1. License. Owner hereby grants to User (Check one)

 ☐ an exclusive

 ☐ a non-exclusive license to use the following items of intellectual property (the “Licensed IP”):

 Name                                                              Title                                                     Description

solely for the limited purposes of _________________________________________________________. User is authorized to use the Licensed IP in the following “Territory” (Check one)

☐in the following region(s): __________________________________________


Nothing herein obligates User to exercise the rights granted in this Agreement.

2. Consideration. As consideration for the license granted and described in this Agreement, User shall pay to Owner the following fees and/or royalties:

Type of Payment                                  Payment Due Date                               Payment Amount

Payment shall be made within __________ days of the due date. If any payment is not made within __________ days after the due date, Owner may charge: (Check one)

☐   Interest of __________% per month charged.

☐   A late fee of $____________ for each month past due.

☐   Do not specify.

In the event any payment is collected at law or through an attorney-at-law, or under advice therefrom, or through a collection agency, User agrees to pay all costs of collection, including, without limitation, all court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. 

All contributions in return of which royalties are paid, must be submitted in writing, whether in person, online or other agreed upon manner specified in this agreement. There are no advance on royalties related to contributions. Any and all royalties will be paid if and when sales of products occur. There is no obligation to develop, market or sell any of the project products but reasonable effort will be made to evaluate each contribution, project and product for consideration of development, marketing and sale.

All Owners must have attained eighteen years.

3. Right to Sublicense.  User has no right to grant sublicenses to any third party unless Owner provides its approval in writing. Any approved sublicense is subordinate to, and must conform to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and will not include the right to grant further sublicenses.  

4. Affiliates. (Check one)

☐   Sublicenses may NOT be granted to Affiliates of User without the express written permission of Owner.

☐   Sublicenses may be granted to Affiliates of User without the express written permission of Owner.

Any sublicense to an Affiliate must conform to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and will not include the right to grant further sublicenses. “Affiliate” shall mean an entity controlled by, under common control with, or controlling User, where control is denoted as having fifty percent (50%) or more of the voting power (or equivalent) of the applicable legal entity. 

5. Copies. User shall not make copies of the Licensed IP, except as expressly approved by Owner. For any authorized copy made of the Licensed IP, User must accurately reproduce the Licensed IP with the proper notices as directed by Owner from time to time.

6. Intellectual Property Notice and Markings. In no event may User remove any copyright or intellectual property notice, proprietary legend, trademark or service mark from any materials. Owner may require an appropriate legal notice or legend, as required by law or established by Owner, be placed on all products, packaging and promotional materials. 

7. Quality Control.  (Check one)

☐   User agrees that any use of the trademarks included in the Licensed IP must comply with all quality control standards and usage guidelines as may be reasonably established by Owner, and must generally conform with good trademark usage. Owner may reasonably request that User deliver representative samples of any products or materials containing the Licensed IP to ensure all quality control standards and usage guidelines are being maintained and adhered to.

☐   Not applicable.

8. Ownership of Licensed IP. User agrees that, subject to the rights and licenses granted herein, Owner is, and will remain, the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest, throughout the world, to all Licensed IP and any copies of the Licensed IP.

9. Confidential Information. All non-public, confidential or proprietary information of a Party (Disclosing Party), whether disclosed orally or disclosed or accessed in written, electronic or other form or media, and whether or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as “confidential” in connection with this Contract is confidential, solely for the use of performing this Contract and may not be disclosed or copied unless authorized in advance by the Disclosing Party in writing. Upon the Disclosing Party’s request, the other Party (Recipient Party) shall promptly return all documents and other confidential materials received from Disclosing Party. Disclosing Party shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section does not apply to information that is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to Recipient Party at the time of disclosure, or (c) rightfully obtained by Recipient Party on a non-confidential basis from a third party. In addition, this Agreement is confidential and cannot be divulged to third parties by a party, unless as provided by law, without the written consent of the other party.

11. Survival of Confidential Information. The obligation of confidentiality will: (Check one)

☐   Extend for a period of __________ years after the termination of this Agreement.

☐   Survive termination of this Agreement.

12. User’s Diligence. User will cooperate to diligently protect the Licensed IP. User agrees to promptly notify Owner in writing of any unauthorized use, infringement, misappropriation, dilution, or other violation or infringement of the Licensed IP of which User becomes aware.

13. Legal Action. Owner will maintain sole control and discretion over the prosecution and maintenance with respect to all rights, including all intellectual property rights to the Licensed IP. Owner will have the primary right, but not the obligation, to bring and control any litigation, enforcement action, proceeding, or other legal action (collectively, the “Action”) against any unauthorized use, infringement, misappropriation, dilution or other violation of the Licensed IP. User agrees to cooperate with Owner in any Action that Owner  may undertake to protect the Licensed IP, and upon Owner ’s request, User will execute, file, and deliver all documents and proof necessary for that purpose, including being named as a party to the Action as required by law. Owner will be entitled to retain the entirety of any award arising from any Action. User may participate and be represented in any Action by its own counsel at its own expense. User will have no claim of any kind against Owner based on, or arising out of Owner ’s handling of, or decisions concerning, any Action, settlement or compromise.  

14. Mutual Representations and Warranties. Each party represents and warrants that: (a) it has the power and authority to enter into this Agreement, and the execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement and the transactions and other documents contemplated have been authorized by the parties; and (b) this Agreement has been executed and delivered by each party, and constitutes a legal, valid, and binding obligation of the party, fully enforceable against the party in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium, and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights, and general equity principles.

15. Owner’s Representations and Warranties. Owner represents and warrants that: (a) Owner owns and/or controls the rights granted to User in this Agreement and Owner has the right to grant such rights and to enter into this Agreement; (b) to the best of its knowledge the Licensed IP does not infringe upon or violate (i) any copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary right of a third party or (ii) any applicable law, regulation, or non-proprietary right of a third party; and (c) Owner has no knowledge of any claim which, if sustained, would be contrary to Owner’s warranties, representations, and obligations contained in this Agreement.

16. No Warranties. User acknowledges that: (a) Owner is providing Licensed IP to User on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind; (b) Owner has not prepared or modified the Licensed IP to meet any specific requirements or specifications of the User; (c) Owner makes no representations or warranties as to value, use, sale or other exploitation of the Licensed IP by the Owner or any third party.

17. Laws and Regulations. User represents and warrants that User will comply, and ensure its Affiliates comply, with all local, state, federal and international laws and regulations relating to the Licensed IP.

18. Indemnification by Owner.  Owner will under no circumstances, be obligated to indemnify, defend, or hold User, its Affiliates, or respective representatives, officers, directors, stockholders, employees or agents harmless from any liability, claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and experts’ fees and costs) arising out of or as a result of User’s or its sub-licensees’ use of the Licensed IP under this Agreement. 

19. Indemnification by User.  User must indemnify, defend, and hold Owner, its Affiliates, and its respective representatives, officers, directors, stockholders, employees, and agents harmless from all liability, claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and experts’ fee and costs) arising out of or as a result from User’s or its sub-licensees’ use of the Licensed IP other than any third party claims covered by this Agreement. User will not be obligated to defend or hold harmless Owner in the event that any claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, or expenses arose out of willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith by Owner.

20. Indemnification Procedure.  Promptly after receipt by Owner of notice of any indemnification claim, Owner must give User  written notice describing the claim in reasonable detail, along with copies of any correspondence, court documents, or other writings stating the claim.  User  will be responsible for the defense or settlement of the claim, at its own expense and by counsel of its own selection and Owner will have the right (at its own expense) to participate in the defense of the claim.  Owner must reasonably cooperate with User and its counsel in the defense and settlement of the claim.  User cannot enter into any settlement with respect to any claim without the prior written consent of Owner, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld.  If User declines to assume the defense of the claim, Owner may assume such defense and settle the claim as it deems appropriate, provided that he does not enter into any settlement with respect to the claim without the prior written consent of User, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld.  


22. Term. This Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and will continue in full force and effect for an initial period of __________ ☐   months/ ☐ year(s). This Agreement will: (Check one)

☐   NOT automatically renew.

☐   Automatically be renewed for periods of __________ year(s) each, unless either party gives notice of non-renewal to the other party at least __________ days prior to the end of any __________ year term. The notice will terminate this Agreement upon expiration of the then current term.  

23. Termination.  Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon delivery of written notice to the other party specifying clearly the grounds for termination if the other party commits a breach of its obligations under this Agreement and fails to cure the breach within __________ days after written notice of the breach is received by the breaching party. This agreement may be terminated due to but not limited to: lack of effort to develop, market and sell the intellectual property.

For the avoidance of doubt, termination will be without prejudice to any liability incurred prior to the effective date of termination.

24. Assignment. This Agreement may not be assigned by User without Owner’s prior written consent. Owner may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any Affiliate or successor. The rights and obligations under this Agreement will be binding upon the parties and their successors. The use of the Licensed IP, however, shall inure solely to the benefit of Owner and its respective successors and permitted assigns. Any attempted assignment or delegation in contravention of these provisions will be void and ineffective.

25. Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the Agreement will be valid and enforceable and the parties will negotiate in good faith a substitute, valid and enforceable provision which most nearly puts into effect the intent of the parties.

26. No Waiver. This Agreement may not be altered, modified, or amended in any way except in writing signed by both parties. The failure of a party to enforce any provision of the Agreement will not be construed to be a waiver of the right of such party to thereafter enforce that provision or any other provision or right.

27. Entire Agreement.  This Agreement and the attachments hereto represent and constitute the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede and merge all prior negotiations, agreements, and understandings, oral or written, with respect to any and all matters between the parties.

28. Governing Law. The parties hereby agree that this Agreement will be governed by, and constructed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without reference to rules governing choice of laws.

29. Disputes. Any dispute arising from this Agreement shall be resolved through: (Check one)

☐   Court litigation. Disputes shall be resolved in the courts of the State of California.

(Check if applicable)

☐   If either Party brings legal action to enforce its rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover from the other Party its expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) incurred in connection with the action and any appeal. 

☐   Binding arbitration. Binding arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

☐   Mediation.

☐   Mediation, then binding arbitration. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the dispute will be resolved through binding arbitration conducted in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

☐    Negotiation

30. Notices. All notices, demands or other communications to be given under this Agreement by either party to the other may be effected either by personal delivery in writing or by U.S. mail, registered or certified, postage prepaid with return receipt requested. Notices delivered personally will be deemed communicated as of actual receipt. Mailed notices will be deemed communicated as of two (2) days after mailing. 

31. Amendments. Subject to any express limitations set out therein, the License and Consideration Sections in this Agreement may be amended or modified by Owner, consistent with the processes established by Owner (a) to reflect the addition and/or removal of an item of intellectual property; (b) for legal or reasonable commercial reasons, to delete countries where the licensed IP can be used, and User will be notified of each such deletion accordingly; (c) and to amend the amount of fees, but no more frequently than _______________________ [Period of time]. Unless otherwise agreed, amendments will take effect upon being communicated in writing to User.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have entered into this Agreement as of the Effective Date.

Signed by the duly authorized representative of the OWNER   Signature: ………………………………………………. Name: …………………………………………………… Designation: …………………………………………… Date:…………………………………………………… Signed by the duly authorized representative of the USER/USER   Signature: ………………………………………………. Name: …………………………………………………… Designation: …………………………………………… Date:…………………………………………………..

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