A right or permission granted by the owner of a property (tangible or intangible) to engage in some business or occupation or engage in some transaction, which would be unlawful without such right, or permission. A business arrangement in which the manufacturer of a product (or a firm with proprietary rights over certain technology, trademarks, etc.) grants permission to some other group or individual to manufacture that product (or make use of that proprietary material) in return for specified royalties or other payment. Many convention center agreements are written as license agreements.
A software contract that specifies acceptable usage and normally includes clauses regarding the right to copy, distribute and modify; the number of overall or concurrent users able to use the system; restrictions to specific sites or hardware; whether the software is owned by the buyer or granted access through the payment of annual maintenance fees, and other terms.
contract giving someone the legal right to use a patent or trademark
a contract whereby a patent, trademark or copyright owner grants permission to the licensee to take actions which would otherwise constitute infringement of the patent, trademark, or copyright
an agreement whereby the licensor gives something of value to the licensee in exchange for certain performances and payments
a partnership between an intellectual property rights owner (licensor) and another who is authorized to use such rights (licensee)
a way in which users can obtain permission to use the copyright owner's works through joint agreements
A formal written contract between a library and a vendor for the lease of one or more bibliographic databases or online resources, usually for a fixed period of time in exchange for payment of a periodic fee or per-search charges. Most licensing agreements limit the number of simultaneous users.
A binding agreement by which a license, either exclusive or non-exclusive, is awarded to a manufacturing or marketing organization by the developer or patent holder.
Allows a licensee - usually a company - to use an inventor's IP within defined limits of time, territory etc. Can take many months to thrash out. See also 'royalties'.
A contract whereby the holder of a trademark, patent, or copyright transfers a limited right to use a process, sell or manufacture an article, or furnish specialized services covered by the trademark, patent or copyright to another firm.
An agreement that provides one with a legal right to make use of property or utilization of the property interests of another (i.e. software license agreement).
an agreement between two enterprises allowing one to sell the other's products or services and to use their name, sales literature, trademarks, copyrights, etc. in a limited manner.
The issuance of a license permitting the use of patents, trademarks, or other technology.
A formal embodiment of this arrangement, specifying the parameters of the permission granted - including the territory in which it can be used, the length of time for which permission is granted, and other terms and conditions of use - as well as the amount and schedule of payments to be made.