IP Licensing Handbook

Although not a substitute for professional advice, the IP Licensing Handbook contains practical guidance and is intended to provide an outline of the main issues that should be considered before entering into a licence agreement under English or Scots law.

Licence agreements tend to be complex; this handbook simply explains the key terms. At the back there is a glossary of the main terms in relation to licensing and a licensing checklist to follow when entering into a licence agreement.

Download the IP Licensing Handbook 2018.

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