les Nouvelles - September 2013


Overlooking Issues In Cross-Border Licensing Transactions

Tsuyoshi Dai

Tsuyoshi Dai Law Office

This article is an overview of issues and risks in cross-border licensing transactions. Typical intellectual property licensing agreements can be said to include: (1) patent and know-how licensing agreements for medicine, machinery, electronics and so on; (2) copyright licensing agreements for IT and software; and (3) trademark licensing agreements or publicity license rights agreements. The purpose of this article is to introduce risks which might cause disputes in cross-border licensing and to study how to avoid them in advance.

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