Businesses often utilize customer or reseller agreements without even knowing it. Customer or reseller agreements often govern the business relationship one business may enter into with another. Customer or reseller agreements are helpful in establishing the groundwork as well as setting out the terms by which companies will interact with each other.

If a company fails to implement a customer or reseller agreement, they may often find that they are left with uncertainty or a lack of recourse as the business relationship develops.

Intellectual Property Asset Agreements

Before entering into business relationships or contracts, a legal agreement should be drafted that will govern or provide guidance to both parties. We can assist by providing a comprehensive intellectual property audit that will help organize and develop effective business strategies. Such audits will help leverage intellectual property assets.

Once we have reviewed our client’s intellectual property portfolio, we assist in drafting proper legal agreements that correctly authorize third parties to use, distribute, and/or resell the business assets. We can help do this in a number of ways, including drafting proper business forms, customer agreements, reseller agreements, distributor agreements, original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) agreements, and Terms of Use Agreements. Intellectual property owners often unwittingly grant rights in excess of what is necessary. We can assist in ensuring that only the rights necessary for proper distribution are granted.

Exclusivity Agreements

Not all intellectual property (IP) rights are created equal. As such, intellectual property rights are generally processed or distributed in different ways. Based on the type of intellectual property asset to be leveraged, we tailor a legal agreement to meet our client’s needs. We have experience in drafting customer or reseller agreements. We can also advise on how to properly draft legal agreements to protect exclusivity, territory, and minimum advertised pricing restrictions, or patents and trademarks.

These agreements can include provisions to address indemnification, confidentiality, non-competition, and your intellectual property rights.