3 Mistakes with License Agreements

In Show 132 – 3 mistakes with license agreements originally broadcast on Facebook Live on Monday 25 September 2018 .

Show Notes

License agreements are the perfect way to protect your intellectual property.  But they can be complicated.  Today on the show we reveal the top three mistakes people make when creating a license agreement.

A license agreement isn’t a franchise agreement

Creating a franchise can be expensive.  For many business owners the a license agreement can appear to be a cheaper alternative.  But there are strict rules around franchises.  If you are found to be trying to skirt the rules you could be on the hook for a lot of money

Be clear on royalties and guaranteed payments

You need to be clear about how things are going to work.  Everything needs to be documented

Lack of quality control and compliance

When you have a license agreement instead of a franchise you have very little control over how your name and products are being used.  A franchise agreement will give you much more control over how the business operates.

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