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Are you interested in licensing your artwork to other companies? Merchandise license agreements are used when an artist wants to give permission to someone else to reproduce their visual art (or in some cases, text) on consumer products—things like mousepads, lampshades, coffee mugs or T-shirts.
Most of the time, the licensee—the company that is manufacturing and selling the merchandise—furnishes the merchandise license agreement. Usually, prior to furnishing the agreement, the licensee and the licensor have worked out the key provisions by answering questions like these:
- Who are the parties?
- What are the products?
- What artwork is being licensed?
- What specific rights are being licensed?
- Are the rights being licensed exclusive?
- What is the territory?
- What is the duration of the license (the term)?
- What is the royalty rate?
- Is there an advance?
In addition to these elements, a merchandise license agreement contains provisions such as warranties, termination and miscellaneous clauses, discussed below.
This template kit provides a basic merchandise license agreement as well as explanatory background and instructions for filling out the template.