ICC Model International Trademark Licence is the newest addition
to the series of international model business contracts developed and
published by ICC. This model contract addresses the situation where the owner
of a wellknown trademark licences the trademark to a company which will use it
with respect to products other than those manufactured or sold by the licensor.
In this case, it is assumed that the licenced products will be designed and
developed by the licensee, and that the main preoccupation of the licensor is
to ensure that the licenced products conform to the overall image of the
licensor and its trademarks.
Parties are advised to use ICC Model International Trademark Licence as
a basis for negotiation and for drawing up their own contracts, possibly with
the assistance of a lawyer with international expertise. ICC Model
International Trademark Licence is another important resource for
attorneys and companies engaged in international trade. It carries the
authority of ICC, the organization that pioneered many of the basic rules and
mechanisms at the heart of international business.
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Table of Contents Foreword, Introduction , 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 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’