T R A D E M A R K   L I C E N S E    A G R E E M E N T

 

This License Agreement ("Agreement") is effective as of the date above the signatures of the parties below("EFFECTIVE DATE") by and between the MIT, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, having its principal office at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, U.S.A. ("MIT"), and ____, a corporation duly organized under the laws of __, having its principal office at ___("LICENSEE").

 

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 MIT owns rights in certain marks now and previously used by MIT and has acquired public recognition and goodwill through the use of such marks.

 

1.2 LICENSEE recognizes the goodwill appurtenant to use of said marks and desires to obtain a license to use certain of such marks. MIT is willing to grant such a license under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

2. DEFINITIONS

2.1 LICENSED MARKS shall mean those marks listed in Appendix A.

2.2 LICENSED PRODUCTS shall mean the products in the categories specified in Appendix B that bear a LICENSED MARK.

2.3 TERRITORY shall mean U.S.A. and Canada only.

2.4 NET SALES PRICE shall mean LICENSEE's billing price to customers or distributors, less (1)discounts given that are customary in the trade, (2) returns, (3) transportation charges on returns if paid by LICENSEE, (4) taxes, and (5) prepaid transportation charges on LICENSED PRODUCTS SOLD by LICENSEE.

2.5 SOLD (or SALE) shall mean the first to occur of a LICENSED PRODUCT being shipped, distributed, paid for, billed or invoiced.

2.6 TERM shall mean the effective period of this Agreement, which shall commence on the EFFECTIVE DATE and which shall terminate on the fifth anniversary of the EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

3. LICENSE GRANT

3.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, MIT grants to LICENSEE the nonexclusive right to use, sell and have sold LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY during the TERM hereof. In addition, MIT grants to LICENSEE, during the TERM, the nonexclusive right to manufacture and have manufactured the LICENSED PRODUCTS within and outside the United States, provided that LICENSEE and any manufacturers with whom LICENSEE subcontracts comply with MIT's Code of Conduct, further described in Paragraph 3.3.

 

3.2 LICENSEE shall not sublicense any of the rights granted hereunder.

 

3.3 LICENSEE acknowledges that MIT desires that LICENSEE not engage in practices that adversely affect the dignity and welfare of the workers who manufacture or produce the LICENSED PRODUCTS. MIT has adopted a Code of Conduct that regulates the conditions of manufacture of LICENSED PRODUCTS.  MIT has attached the current version of the Code of Conduct as Appendix C hereto, thereby becoming a part of LICENSEE's obligations under this Agreement. MIT reserves the right to amend its Code of Conduct from time to time and attach it to this Agreement. Any LICENSEE who is unable or unwilling to comply with the amended Code of Conduct, as it exists from time to time, shall be allowed to terminate this Agreement within ninety (90) days after receipt of the revised Code of Conduct from MIT.

 

4. PAYMENTS

4.1 Delivered with LICENSEE's signed Agreement, LICENSEE shall pay to MIT a non- refundable License Issue Fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). This fee is not creditable to future royalties due hereunder.

 

4.2 LICENSEE shall pay to MIT an annual non-refundable, non-creditable License Maintenance Fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), due on each anniversary of the EFFECTIVE DATE during the TERM.

 

4.3 In addition to the License Issue Fee and annual License Maintenance Fee, LICENSEE shall pay to MIT a continuing royalty of seven and one half percent (7.5%) of the NET SALES PRICE of all LICENSED PRODUCTS SOLD by LICENSEE. If LICENSEE has SOLD any LICENSED PRODUCTS to any party affiliated with LICENSEE, or in any way directly or indirectly related to or under common control with LICENSEE, at a price less than the regular price charged to other parties, the royalties payable hereunder shall be computed on the basis of the regular price charged to nonaffiliated parties. There shall be no deduction from the royalties owed for uncollectible accounts or for advertising or other expenses of any kind which may be incurred or paid by LICENSEE, except those specifically enumerated in Paragraph 2.4 above.

 

4.4 Royalty payments shall be due within thirty (30) days of the end of each calendar quarter and shall be accompanied by the royalty reports described in Paragraph 5.2 below. Royalty payments shall be payable in United States dollars to "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" at the location in Paragraph 12.1 below, or at such other place as MIT may reasonably designate consistent with the laws and regulations controlling in any foreign country. If any currency conversion shall be required in connection with the payment of royalties hereunder, such conversion shall be made by using the conversion rate existing in the United States, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, on the last working day of the calendar quarter of the reporting period to which such royalty payments relate.

 

4.5 The royalty payments set forth in this Agreement shall, if overdue, bear interest, to the extent permitted by law, at five (5) percentage points above the Prime Rate of interest as reported in the Wall Street Journal on the date payment is due. The payment of such interest shall not foreclose MIT from exercising any other rights it may have as a consequence of the lateness of any payment.

 

5. REPORTS AND RECORDS

5.1 LICENSEE shall keep full, true and accurate books of account containing all particulars that may be necessary for the purpose of showing the amounts payable to MIT hereunder. Such books of account shall be kept at LICENSEE's principal place of business or the principal place of business of the appropriate Division of LICENSEE to which this Agreement relates. 

 

Such books and the supporting data shall be open at all reasonable times for five (5) years following the end of the calendar year to which they pertain to the inspection of MIT or its agents for the purpose of verifying LICENSEE's royalty statement or compliance in other respects with this Agreement.

 

In the event that any audit performed under this paragraph reveals an underpayment in excess of five percent (5%), LICENSEE shall bear the full cost of such audit and shall remit any amounts due to MIT within thirty (30) days of receiving notice thereof from MIT.

 

5.2 Within thirty (30) days after each calendar quarter during the TERM, LICENSEE shall deliver to MIT true and accurate reports giving such particulars of the business conducted by LICENSEE during the preceding calendar quarter as shall be pertinent to a royalty accounting hereunder. These reports shall include at least the following: (a) A description, broken out under each individual trademark, of all LICENSED PRODUCTS manufactured and SOLD. (b) Total billings, broken out under each individual trademark, for LICENSED PRODUCTS SOLD. (c) Deductions applicable as provided in Paragraph 2.4. (d) Total royalties due. (e) Names and addresses of LICENSEE's retail sellers of LICENSED PRODUCTS.

 

5.3 With each such report submitted, LICENSEE shall pay to MIT the royalties due and payable under this Agreement. If no royalties shall be due, LICENSEE shall so report.

 

6. TERMINATION

6.1 MIT may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice to LICENSEE upon the following: (a) If LICENSEE shall cease to carry on its business; (b) In the event LICENSEE fails to submit timely reports or payments due hereunder, and fails to submit such reports or make such payments within thirty (30) days after receiving written notice of such failure; (c) If, after expiration of the ninety (90) day grace period set forth in Paragraph 3.3, LICENSEE fails to comply with MIT's adopted Code of Conduct or any changes thereto; or (d) In the event LICENSEE commits a material breach of its obligations under this Agreement, except for breach as described in (a) through (c) of this Paragraph, and fails to cure that breach within ninety (90) days after receiving written notice of such breach.

 

6.2 LICENSEE may terminate this Agreement for any reason, (i) upon at least six (6) months prior written notice to MIT, such notice to state the date at least six (6) months in the future upon which termination is to be effective, and (ii) upon payment of all amounts due to MIT through such termination effective date.

 

6.3 Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, nothing herein shall be construed to release either party from any obligation that matured prior to the effective date of such termination. The following provisions shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement: Articles 2, 7, 10 and 13, and Paragraphs 5.1, 5.2 (obligation to provide final report and payment), 6.3, and 6.4.

 

6.4 Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, all rights granted to LICENSEE hereunder shall cease, and LICENSEE shall refrain from further use of the LICENSED MARKS in any manner. LICENSEE acknowledges that failure to comply with this provision shall result in immediate and irreparable harm affording injunctive and any and all other appropriate relief to MIT.

 

6.5 Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, LICENSEE shall not operate its business in any manner which would falsely suggest to the public that this Agreement is still in force or that any relationship exists between LICENSEE and M.I.T.

 

7. GOODWILL IN LICENSED MARKS

7.1 LICENSEE agrees that the essence of this Agreement is founded on the goodwill associated with the LICENSED MARKS and value of that goodwill in the minds of the consuming public. LICENSEE agrees that it is critical that such goodwill be protected and enhanced and, toward this end, LICENSEE shall not during the TERM or thereafter:

(a) attack the title or any rights of MIT in or to the LICENSED MARKS; (b) apply to register or maintain any application or registration of the LICENSED MARKS or any other mark confusingly similar thereto in any jurisdiction, domestic or foreign; (c) use any colorable imitation of any of the LICENSED MARKS, or any variant form (including variant design forms, logos, colors, or typestyles) of the LICENSED MARKS not specifically approved by MIT; (d) misuse the LICENSED MARKS; (e) take any action that would bring the LICENSED MARKS into public disrepute; (f) use the LICENSED MARKS, or any mark or name confusingly similar thereto, in its corporate or trade name; or (g) take any action that would tend to destroy or diminish the goodwill in the LICENSED MARKS.

 

7.2 All use by LICENSEE of the LICENSED MARKS shall inure to the benefit of MIT.

 

7.3 LICENSEE agrees to cooperate fully with MIT in securing and maintaining the goodwill of MIT in the LICENSED MARKS.

 

7.4 Upon becoming aware of any third party infringement of the LICENSED MARKS, LICENSEE shall promptly advise MIT of such infringement, including the name and location of such infringer.

 

8. QUALITY CONTROL; PACKAGING AND ADVERTISING APPROVAL

8.1 All LICENSED PRODUCTS shall be of a quality acceptable to MIT LICENSEE acknowledges that if LICENSED PRODUCTS manufactured and SOLD by it are of inferior quality in design, material or workmanship, the substantial goodwill that MIT possesses in the LICENSED MARKS would be impaired.

 

Accordingly, LICENSEE agrees that all LICENSED PRODUCTS shall be of high quality. To this end, LICENSEE shall furnish to MIT, free of cost, for its approval, a sample of each LICENSED PRODUCT, together with any carton or container, packing or wrapping material.  MIT shall have fourteen (14) days from receipt of each LICENSED PRODUCT in which to approve the sample.

 

In absence of approval, the sample shall be deemed as rejected as an example of the quality for the LICENSED PRODUCT. The LICENSED MARKS may be applied by LICENSEE only to such LICENSED PRODUCTS as are manufactured in accordance with the corresponding samples accepted hereunder and that have substantially the same relative quality position in the market place as do the samples thereof; provided, however, LICENSEE may furnish to MIT a further sample of any LICENSED PRODUCT of which it desires to change the quality, style and/or appearance and MIT shall have fourteen (14) days from receipt thereof in which to approve in writing said further sample. Failure to approve shall be deemed rejection thereof as an example of quality for that LICENSED PRODUCT.

 

MIT shall have the right through its employee(s) or designated representative(s) during normal business hours to inspect the facilities and product inventory of LICENSEE to assure itself that such acceptable level of quality is being maintained at all times. 8.2 Prior to any sale or commercial use, an example of each graphic design incorporating the LICENSED MARKS shall be provided to MIT for its approval and MIT shall have fourteen (14) days from receipt thereof in which to approve in writing said graphic design. Failure to approve shall be deemed as rejection thereof for that graphic design.

 

8.3 All packaging and advertising bearing the LICENSED MARKS shall be subject to the approval of MIT LICENSEE shall furnish to MIT one (1) copy of any packaging and advertisement of LICENSED PRODUCT used by LICENSEE. MIT shall have fourteen (14) days from receipt thereof in which to approve in writing the packaging or advertising materials. In the absence of approval, the packaging and advertising materials shall be deemed as rejected. LICENSEE shall furnish to MIT a further sample of packaging and advertising if it desires to change the packaging or advertising. MIT shall have fourteen (14) days to approve such changed packaging and advertising.

 

8.4 MIT's failure to approve under Paragraphs 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 above shall be deemed rejection, unless MIT shall have requested within any such fourteen (14) day period an additional period of time (no greater than two (2) additional weeks) for further consideration of the material in question, in which case the initial period for MIT consideration and approval shall be extended by such additional period of time. MIT reserves the right to revise its quality and design criteria at any time and to rereview, pursuant to this Article 8, LICENSEE's merchandise and graphic designs for compliance with such criteria. 8.5 Graphic designs of LICENSED MARKS must conform to the MIT Merchandise Style Guide attached hereto as Appendix D, which can be changed at MIT’s reasonable discretion upon ninety (90) days notice.

 

9. MARKING

LICENSEE agrees that it shall mark the LICENSED PRODUCTS to indicate the rights of MIT in the LICENSED MARKS, including registration status of the LICENSED MARKS and that the products are manufactured pursuant to license. The LICENSED PRODUCTS or their packaging may also bear the statement "made by/for LICENSEE under license from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all rights reserved", and each LICENSED PRODUCT shall bear the notation " (R) " if registered for that class of goods or, if not registered for such class of goods, "TM" or other appropriate indication.  Registrations are indicated in Appendix A.

 

10. INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE

10.1 LICENSEE agrees that it is wholly responsible for all products manufactured or SOLD by or for it, including all LICENSED PRODUCTS, and that MIT shall have no liability for any items, including any LICENSED PRODUCT, manufactured or SOLD by or for LICENSEE. LICENSEE shall comply with all government regulations in the manufacture, advertisement, sale, or disposal of the LICENSED PRODUCTS.

 

10.2 LICENSEE shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MIT and its trustees, officers, faculty, students, employees, and agents and their respective successors, heirs and assigns (the "Indemnitees"), against any liability, damage, loss, or expense (including reasonable attorneys fees and expenses) incurred by or imposed upon any of the Indemnitees in connection with any claims, suits, actions, demands or judgments arising out of any theory of liability (including without limitation actions in the form of tort, warranty, or strict liability and regardless of whether such action has any factual basis) concerning the use of any LICENSED MARK, or use, sale, manufacture, workmanship, material, design, or advertisement of any LICENSED PRODUCT, arising out of, directly or indirectly, the rights granted in this Agreement.

 

10.3 LICENSEE shall obtain and carry in full force and effect commercial general liability insurance, including product liability insurance, which shall protect LICENSEE and Indemnitees with respect to events covered by Paragraph 10.2 above. Such insurance (i) shall be issued by an insurer licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or an insurer pre-approved by MIT, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, (ii) shall list MIT as an additional insured thereunder, (iii) shall be endorsed to include product liability coverage, and (iv) shall require thirty (30) days written notice to be given to MIT prior to any cancellation or material change thereof.

 

The limits of such insurance shall not be less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence with an aggregate of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for bodily injury including death; and One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence with an aggregate of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for property damage. LICENSEE shall provide MIT with Certificates of Insurance evidencing compliance with this paragraph. 

 

LICENSEE shall continue to maintain such insurance after the expiration or termination of this Agreement during any period in which LICENSEE continues to make, have made, or SELL a LICENSED PRODUCT under this Agreement.

 

11. ASSIGNMENT

This Agreement is personal to LICENSEE and may not be assigned without the prior written consent of MIT, which shall not be unreasonably withheld, and the assignee or transferee must agree in writing to MIT to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement prior to such assignment or transfer.

 

12. PAYMENTS, NOTICES AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

12.1 Any notices required or permitted under this Agreement shall be in writing, shall specifically refer to this Agreement, and shall be sent by hand, recognized national overnight courier, confirmed facsimile transmission, confirmed electronic mail, or registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the following addresses or facsimile numbers of the parties:

 

All notices under this Agreement shall be deemed delivered when sent via confirmed electronic mail, or telecopier to the telefacsimile number identified above, or three (3) days after mailing via certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed to the party for whom intended, or when actually received by the party for whom intended, whichever is earlier. A party may change its contact information immediately upon written notice to the other party in the manner provided in this paragraph.

 

12.2 Any items (or packages thereof) to be shipped by LICENSEE to MIT shall be deemed sufficiently made or given on the date of receipt by MIT if such package or items are shipped prepaid via Federal Express, UPS, DHL or similar first class service to MIT at the address in Paragraph 12.1.

 

13. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

13.1 This Agreement shall be construed, governed, interpreted and applied in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S.A.

 

13.2 The parties hereto acknowledge that this Agreement sets forth the entire Agreement and understanding of the parties hereto as to the subject matter hereof, and shall not be subject to any change or modification except by the execution of a written instrument executed by the parties hereto.

 

13.3 The provisions of this Agreement are severable, and in the event that any provision of this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any controlling body of law, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof.

 

13.4 The failure of either party to assert a right hereunder or to insist upon compliance with any term or condition of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of that right or excuse a similar subsequent failure to perform any such term or condition by the other party.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives.

 

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TRADEMARK LICENSE AGREEMENT

 

THIS AGREEMENT is entered into the last date written below by and between [INSERT NAME OF LICENSOR, ENTITY TYPE, and ADDRESS] (“LICENSOR”), and [INSERT NAME OF LICENSEE, ENTITY TYPE, and ADDRESS] (“LICENSEE”).

 

WHEREAS, LICENSOR is the sole and exclusive owner of the following trademarks and registrations: [INSERT] (the “Trademarks”); and

 

WHEREAS, LICENSOR has the power and authority to grant to LICENSEE the right, privilege and license to use the Trademarks on or in association with the goods and/or services covered by the registrations (the “Licensed Products”); and

 

WHEREAS, LICENSEE has represented that it has the ability to manufacture, market and distribute the Licensed Products in [INSERT TERRITORY] (the "Territory") and to use the Trademarks on or in association with the Licensed Products; and

 

WHEREAS, LICENSEE desires to obtain from LICENSOR a license to use, manufacture, have manufactured and sell Licensed Products in the Territory and to use the Trademarks on or in association with the Licensed Products; and

 

WHEREAS, both LICENSEE and LICENSOR are in agreement with respect to the terms and conditions upon which LICENSEE shall use the Trademarks;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and agreements set forth herein, the parties, each intending to be legally bound hereby, do promise and agree as follows.

 

1.  LICENSE GRANT

A.  LICENSOR hereby grants to LICENSEE a non-exclusive license to use the Trademarks on or in association with the Licensed Products in the [INSERT TERRITORY] (Territory), as well as on packaging, promotional and advertising material associated therewith. 

 

B.  LICENSOR hereby grants to LICENSEE the non-exclusive right and license to use, manufacture, have manufactured, sell, distribute, and advertise the Licensed Products in the Territory.  It is understood and agreed that this license shall pertain only to the Trademarks and the Licensed Products and does not extend to any other mark, product or service.

 

C.  LICENSEE may not grant any sublicenses to any third party without the prior express written consent of the LICENSOR which may be withheld for any reason.

 

2.  TERM OF THE AGREEMENT

This Agreement and the provisions hereof, except as otherwise provided, shall be in full force and effect commencing on the last the date of execution below and shall extend for [INSERT LENGTH OF TERM] (the “Term”).

 

3.  COMPENSATION

A.  In consideration for the licenses granted hereunder, LICENSEE agrees to pay to LICENSOR a royalty of ____% (the “Royalty”) based on LICENSEE’s Net Sales of Licensed Products, accruing upon the sale of the Licensed Products (i.e., when the Licensed Product is billed, invoiced, shipped, or paid for, whichever is first regardless of the time of collection by LICENSEE), calculated on a quarterly calendar basis (the "Royalty Period") and shall be payable no later than thirty (30) days after the termination of the preceding full calendar quarter, i.e., commencing on the first (1st) day of January, April, July, and October, with late payments incurring interest at the rate of ONE PERCENT (1%) per month from the date such payments were originally due.

 

B.  In the event that LICENSEE grants any previously approved sub-licenses for the use of the Trademarks in countries outside of the United States, LICENSEE shall pay LICENSOR FIFTY PERCENT (50%) of the gross income received by LICENSEE from such sub-licensees.

 

C.  LICENSEE shall provide LICENSOR with a written royalty statement in a form acceptable to LICENSOR each Royalty Period whether or not any Licensed Products were sold during that Period and the receipt or acceptance by LICENSOR of any royalty statement or payment shall not prevent LICENSOR from subsequently challenging the validity or accuracy of such statement or payment.

 

D.  "Net Sales" shall mean LICENSEE's gross sales (the gross invoice amount billed customers) of Licensed Products, less discounts and allowances actually shown on the invoice and less any bona fide returns.  No other costs incurred in the manufacturing, selling, advertising, and distribution of the Licensed Products or any uncollectible accounts or allowances shall be deducted.   

          

4.  AUDIT

A.  LICENSOR shall have the right, upon at least five (5) days written notice to inspect LICENSEE's books and records and all other documents and material in the possession of or under the control of LICENSEE with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement at a location in the United States.  LICENSOR shall have free and full access thereto for such purposes and shall be permitted to make copies thereof and extracts therefrom.

 

B.  In the event that such inspection reveals a discrepancy in the amount of Royalty owed LICENSOR from what was actually paid, LICENSEE shall pay such discrepancy, plus interest, calculated at the rate of ONE AND ONE-HALF PERCENT (1 1/2%) per month.  In the event that such discrepancy is in excess of ONE THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($1,000.00), LICENSEE shall also reimburse LICENSOR for the cost of such inspection including any attorney's fees incurred in connection therewith.

 

C.  All books and records relative to LICENSEE's obligations hereunder shall be maintained and kept accessible and available to LICENSOR for inspection in the United States for at least three (3) years after termination of this Agreement.

 

D.  In the event that an investigation of LICENSEE's books and records is made, certain confidential and proprietary business information of LICENSEE may necessarily be made available to the person or persons conducting such investigation.  It is agreed that such confidential and proprietary business information shall be retained in confidence by LICENSOR and shall not be used by LICENSOR or disclosed to any third party for a period of two (2) years from the date of disclosure, or without the prior express written permission of LICENSEE unless required by law.  It is understood and agreed, however, that such information may be used in any proceeding based on LICENSEE's failure to pay its actual Royalty obligation.

 

5.  WARRANTIES AND OBLIGATIONS

A.  LICENSOR represents and warrants that it has the right and power to grant the licenses granted herein and that there are no other agreements with any other party in conflict herewith.

 

B.  LICENSOR further represents and warrants that to the best of its knowledge, the Trademarks do not infringe any valid right of any third party.

 

C.  LICENSEE represents and warrants that it will use its best efforts to promote, market, sell, and distribute the Licensed Products.

 

D.  LICENSEE shall be solely responsible for the manufacture, production, sale, and distribution of the Licensed Products and will bear all related costs associated therewith.

 

E.  It is the intention of the parties that LICENSEE shall introduce the Licensed Products in all countries in the Territory on or before [INSERT DATE].  Failure to meet this deadline shall constitute grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement by LICENSOR.

 

6.  NOTICES, QUALITY CONTROL AND SAMPLES

A.  The licenses granted hereunder are conditioned upon LICENSEE's full and complete compliance with the marking provisions of the patent, trademark and copyright laws of the United States and other countries in the Territory.

 

B.  The Licensed Products, as well as all promotional, packaging, and advertising material relative thereto, shall include all appropriate legal notices as required by LICENSOR.  [INSERT REQUIRED NOTICE].

          

C.  The Licensed Products shall be of a high quality which is at least equal to comparable products previously manufactured and marketed by LICENSEE under the trademarks and in conformity with a standard sample approved by LICENSOR.

          

D.  If the quality of a class of the Licensed Products falls below such a production-run quality, as previously approved by LICENSOR, LICENSEE shall use its best efforts to restore such quality.  In the event that LICENSEE has not taken appropriate steps to restore such quality within thirty (30) days after notification by LICENSOR, LICENSOR shall have the right to terminate this Agreement and require that the LICENSEE cease using the Trademarks.

 

E. Prior to the commencement of manufacture and sale of the Licensed Products, LICENSEE shall submit to LICENSOR, at no cost to LICENSOR and for approval as to quality, six (6) sets of samples of all Licensed Products which LICENSEE intends to manufacture and sell and one (1) complete set of all promotional and advertising material associated therewith. Failure of LICENSOR to approve such samples within thirty (30) working days after receipt thereof will be deemed approval.  Once such samples have been approved by LICENSOR, LICENSEE shall not materially depart therefrom without LICENSOR's prior express written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. 

 

F.  At least once during each calendar year, LICENSEE shall submit to LICENSOR, for approval, an additional six (6) sets of samples. 

 

G.  The LICENSEE agrees to permit LICENSOR or its representative to inspect the facilities where the Licensed Products are being manufactured and packaged. 

 

7.  NOTICE AND PAYMENT

A.  Any notice required to be given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and delivered personally to the other designated party at the above stated address or mailed by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested or delivered by a recognized national overnight courier service, except e-mail may be used for day-to-day operations and contacts but not for ‘notice’ or other communications required under this agreement or by law.

 

B.  Either party may change the address to which notice or payment is to be sent by written notice to the other in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph.

 

8.  PATENTS, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

A.  LICENSOR shall seek, obtain and, during the Term of this Agreement, maintain in its own name and at its own expense, appropriate protection for the Trademarks, and LICENSOR shall retain all right, title and interest in the Trademarks as well as any modifications made to the Trademarks by LICENSEE.  LICENSEE agrees that its use of the Trademarks inures to the benefit of LICENSOR and that the LICENSEE shall not acquire any rights in the Trademarks.

 

B.  The parties agree to execute any documents reasonably requested by the other party to effect any of the above provisions.

 

C.  LICENSEE acknowledges LICENSOR's exclusive rights in the Trademarks and, further, acknowledges that the Trademarks are unique and original to LICENSOR and that LICENSOR is the owner thereof.  LICENSEE shall not, at any time during or after the effective Term of the Agreement dispute or contest, directly or indirectly, LICENSOR's exclusive right and title to the Trademarks or the validity thereof.  LICENSOR, however, makes no representation or warranty with respect to the validity of any patent, trademark or copyright which may issue or be granted therefrom.

 

9.  TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION

A.        In addition to the termination rights that may be provided elsewhere in this Agreement, either party may terminate this Agreement upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party in the event of a breach of a material provision of this Agreement by the other party, provided that, during the thirty (30) day period, the breaching party fails to cure such breach.  Upon expiration or termination, all Royalty obligations, including any unpaid portions of the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty, shall be accelerated and shall immediately become due and payable, and LICENSEE's obligations for the payment of a Royalty and the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty shall survive expiration or termination of this Agreement and will continue for so long as LICENSEE continues to manufacture, sell or otherwise market the Licensed Products.

 

B.        Upon expiration or termination, LICENSEE shall provide LICENSOR with a complete schedule of all inventory of Licensed Products then on-hand (the "Inventory").

 

C.  Upon expiration or termination, except for reason of a breach of LICENSEE's duty to comply with the quality control or legal notice marking requirements, LICENSEE shall be entitled, for an additional period of three (3) months and on a nonexclusive basis, to continue to sell such Inventory.  Such sales shall be made subject to all of the provisions of this Agreement and to an accounting for and the payment of a Royalty thereon, due and paid within thirty (30) days after the close of the three (3) month period.

 

D.  Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, all of the rights of LICENSEE under this Agreement shall terminate and immediately revert to LICENSOR and LICENSEE shall immediately discontinue all use of the Trademarks at no cost whatsoever to LICENSOR, and LICENSEE shall immediately return to LICENSOR all material relating to the Trademarks including at no cost to LICENSOR.

          

10.  GOOD WILL

LICENSEE recognizes the value of the good will associated with the Trademarks and acknowledges that the Trademarks and all rights therein including the good will pertaining thereto, belong exclusively to LICENSOR. 

 

11.  INFRINGEMENTS

If an action for infringement of the rights licensed in this Agreement is brought, each party shall execute all papers, testify on all matters, and otherwise cooperate in every way necessary and desirable for the prosecution of any such lawsuit.

 

12.  INDEMNITY

LICENSEE agrees to defend and indemnify LICENSOR, its officers, directors, agents and employees, against all costs, expenses and losses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) incurred through claims of third parties against LICENSOR based on the manufacture or sale of the Licensed Products including, but not limited to, actions founded on product liability. 

 

13.  INSURANCE

LICENSEE shall, throughout the Term of the Agreement, obtain and maintain at its own cost and expense from a qualified insurance company licensed to do business in California, standard Product Liability Insurance naming LICENSOR as an additional named insured.  Such policy shall provide protection against any and all claims, demands and causes of action arising out of any defects or failure to perform, alleged or otherwise, of the Licensed Products or any material used in connection therewith or any use thereof.  The amount of coverage shall be a $10 million combined single limit for each single occurrence for bodily image and/or property damage.  The policy shall provide for ten (10) days notice to LICENSOR from the insurer by Registered or Certified Mail, return receipt requested, in the event of any modification, cancellation or termination thereof.  LICENSEE agrees to furnish LICENSOR a certificate of insurance evidencing same within thirty (30) days after execution of this Agreement and, in no event shall LICENSEE manufacture, distribute or sell the Licensed Products prior to receipt by LICENSOR of such evidence of insurance.

 

14.  JURISDICTION AND DISPUTES

A.  This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America.

 

B.  Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate (except at the option of either party for any application for injunctive relief) shall be finally settled by arbitration in Los Angeles County, California under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) before one arbitrator and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.  In this regard, the parties submit to the personal subject matter jurisdiction of the State of California.  The arbitration provisions of this Section shall be interpreted according to, and governed by, the Federal Arbitration Act, and any action to enforce any rights hereunder shall be brought exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  EACH PARTY HERETO KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREES THAT ANY SUCH ACTION SHALL BE ADJUDICATED BY AN ARBITRATOR AND WITHOUT A JURY.

 

C.  The parties may mutually agree upon any procedure for appointing the arbitrator and shall inform the AAA administrator as to such procedure; however, if within 45 days after the commencement of the arbitration, all of the parties have not mutually agreed on a procedure for appointing the arbitrator or have not mutually agreed on the designation of the arbitrator, the AAA administrator shall unilaterally appoint and designate the presiding arbitrator.

 

D.  If a party fails to file a statement of defense within the time established by the tribunal without showing sufficient cause for such failure, as determined by the tribunal, or if a party, duly notified, fails to appear at a hearing without showing sufficient cause for such failure, as determined by the tribunal, the tribunal may proceed with the arbitration; or if a party, duly invited to produce evidence or take any other steps in the proceedings fails to do so within the time established by the tribunal without showing sufficient cause for such failure, as determined by the tribunal, the tribunal may make the award on the evidence before it.

 

E.  The arbitrator may, in the Award, allocate all or part of the costs of the arbitration, including the fees of the arbitrator and the reasonable attorneys’ fees of the prevailing party.

 

15.  AGREEMENT BINDING ON SUCCESSORS

The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, and their heirs, administrators, successors, and assigns.

 

16.  WAIVER

No waiver by either party of any default shall be deemed as a waiver of prior or subsequent default of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.

 

17.  SEVERABILITY

If any term, clause, or provision hereof is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any other term, clause or provision and such invalid term, clause or provision shall be deemed to be severed from the Agreement.

 

18.  NO JOINT VENTURE

Nothing contained herein shall constitute this arrangement to be employment, a joint venture or a partnership.

 

19.  ASSIGNABILITY

The license granted hereunder is personal to LICENSEE and shall not be assigned by any act of LICENSEE or by operation of law unless in connection with a transfer of substantially all of the assets of LICENSEE or with the consent of LICENSOR.

 

20.  GOVERNMENTAL APPROVAL

As promptly as possible after execution of this Agreement, LICENSEE agrees to submit copies of this Agreement to any governmental agency in any country in the Territory where approval of a license agreement is necessary and agrees to promptly prosecute any such application diligently.  This Agreement shall only become effective in such country or countries upon receipt of appropriate approval from the applicable governmental agency.

 

21.  INTEGRATION

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties, and revokes and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties, including any option agreements which may have been entered into between the parties, and is intended as a final expression of their Agreement.  It shall not be modified or amended except in writing signed by the parties hereto and specifically referring to this Agreement.  This Agreement shall take precedence over any other documents which may be in conflict with said Agreement.

 

22.  AMENDMENTS

Any amendment to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by an authorized person of each party.

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound hereby, have each caused to be affixed hereto its or his/her hand and seal the day indicated.

 

[INSERT NAME OF LICENSOR]  [INSERT NAME OF LICENSEE]

 

By:                                                         By: 

Title:                                              Title: 

Date:                                            Date: 

 

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