Brand owners would need to license their legal rights to other cooperating entities, affiliated companies, etc., to authorize these parties to legally utilize these rights within the defined scope. The most common licensing matters relating to intellectual property rights include the trademark licensing, copyright licensing and patent licensing. For the sake of protecting the licensee’s interest during their commercial activity, it is highly recommended to not only enact a proper licensing agreement with rights owner, but also have the licensing recorded upon the requirement by relevant organizations, apart from some compulsory recordation, since in some situation.

If the licensing does not record to the designated organization per required, it could not resist any third party acting in good faith. HongFangLaw has experienced in-house trademark and patent teams to handle with clients’ licensing matters in a strict manner, and we could also provide legal support to help clients to draft the licensing agreement, apart from the licensing recordation process.