Material Terms and Conditions of Trademark License Agreement in the Civil Law of Ukraine
Keywords:license agreement, trademark, іstotnі mind, license agreement for the trademark license, trade mark, sign for goods and services
Introduction. The Civil Code of Ukraine provides for a framework of the license agreement, which applies to all objects of intellectual property rights and establishes a common approach to the determination of the material terms and conditions of license agreement.
Problem Statement. The incomplete and non-exhaustive determination of the materials terms and conditions of trademark license agreement in the Civil Code of Ukraine and in the Law of Ukraine on the Protection of Rights to Trademarks for Goods and Services does not enable fully ensuring the interests of right holders and users and solving problems in the law enforcement practice because of the risk of recognizing such agreement unconcluded for the reason that the parties fail to agree on all material terms and conditions of the agreement.
Purpose. Theoretical and legal research on the material terms and conditions of the trademark license agreement.
Materials and Methods. Scholarly research papers in the field of civil law, intellectual property law, and contract law, the Civil Code of Ukraine, and the legislation of Ukraine on intellectual property are the theoretical framework of the paper. The following methods have been used in the research process: analysis and synthesis,
formal-legal method, and method of the systematic analysis.
Results. The results are based on the analysis of respective provisions of Chapter 75 of the Civil Code of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine on the Protection of Rights to Trademarks for Goods and Services, the researches of scholars in the field of civil law, contract law, and intellectual property law. The recent publications in the scholarly research literature have shown, that this issue is currently debatable and needs legislative settlement.
Conclusions. The material terms and conditions of the trademark license agreement shall be as follows: the subject matter of the agreement, the term and territory for which the use of the trademark is allowed, the amount of payment for the use of the trademark, and the condition of quality control of goods and services. Respective
amendments to the legislation have been proposed.
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