The licensing of (industrial) property rights and secret know-how is a form of granting rights to third parties. It is much more flexible than a transfer of rights.
The rights holder can exploit their property rights by charging the licensee a licensing fee in return for rights granted (exploitation licence).
Licensing agreements are often also used for cross-licensing, whereby several parties license the use of their respective intellectual property rights (or know-how) to each other. This saves on research and development costs and safeguards the market position.
- Advice on and arranging of licensing agreements
- Negotiation of, and support for, licensing agreements
- Enforcement and defence of claims arising from licensing agreements, in court and out of court