License Agreement (for IP, software, content, etc.): FREE To Download, Edit & Use [DOCX PDF]

License Agreements (for IP, software, content, etc.) are used for protecting your intellectual property rights and setting clear guidelines for how they can be used by others.

These agreements are instrumental in defining the scope, duration, and other terms of use of your material.

On this page, you’ll find a downloadable License Agreement Word document that you can easily edit and adapt to cater to your specific needs.

1. Parties

This License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into this [insert date] (the “Effective Date”), by and between [insert name, address, and/or legal description of the Licensor] (the “Licensor”), and [insert name, address, and/or legal description of the Licensee] (the “Licensee”).

2. Grant of License

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the Licensor’s [insert description of the intellectual property, software, content, etc. to be licensed] (the “Licensed Materials”) for the term of this Agreement. The Licensee has no right to sublicense or sell the Licensed Materials.

3. Payment

In consideration for the license grant described in this Agreement, the Licensee will pay to the Licensor the sum of [insert license fee]. The payment shall be made on or before [insert payment due date].

4. Duration of the License

The term of this Agreement will begin on the Effective Date and will continue until [insert end date], unless earlier terminated as provided in this Agreement.

5. Geographical Restrictions

The Licensee is permitted to use the Licensed Materials only within the geographical territory of [insert geographical territory].

6. Exclusivity

This Agreement does not grant the Licensee any exclusive rights. The Licensor may license the Licensed Materials to any other party at any time.

7. Intellectual Property Rights

The Licensed Materials, including all intellectual property rights therein, are and will remain the sole and exclusive property of the Licensor. The Licensee has no right to claim any ownership in the Licensed Materials.

8. Confidentiality

The Licensee agrees to keep confidential all non-public information that the Licensor provides, except when disclosure is required by law or by agreement with the Licensor.

9. Termination

This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon written notice if the other party breaches any material provision of this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within [insert number of days] days after receipt of written notice of the breach.

10. Governing Law

This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [insert jurisdiction].

11. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior discussions, negotiations, and agreements, whether oral or written.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this License Agreement as of the Effective Date. ______________________________ ______________________________ [insert Licensor’s name], Licensor [insert Licensee’s name], Licensee ______________________________ ______________________________ Date Date

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