TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, LICENSING AND FRANCHISING
Contracts that imply technology transfer must be registered with INPI, making them enforceable against third parties, so that payments of royalties related to the contracts may be sent abroad and may be deductible for corporate income tax purposes.
There are various categories of Technology Transfer agreements, such as Trademark Licensing, Patent Exploitation and Supply of Know-how, as well as Technical Assistance and Franchise agreements. Each of them has intrinsic characteristics, together with effects and individual regulation.
We actively take part in all steps related to the negotiation, writing, review and even registration of these agreements at INPI.
In addition to these agreements that can be registered, our multidisciplinary team analyses different types of agreements in varied segments (distribution, copyright, partnership and order agreements, etc.)
In parallel with Technology Transfer agreements, it should be noted that the Franchising market has become increasingly promising and increased its potential as a generator of opportunities for those who want to invest in their own business. Franchising is the system by which a franchisor grants a franchisee the right to use a trademark or patent, associated with the right of exclusive or semi-exclusive distribution of products or services and, possibly, the right to use technology deployment and business or operating system administration developed or held by the franchisor, for direct or indirect remuneration, without, however, characterising an employment relationship.
A Licensing agreement is a type of contract by means of which a third party is assigned the right to use a trademark, product, service or figurative advertising. The use of the trademark may be linked to establishments, advertising and products. This use generates remuneration for the licensor through royalties.
>Services related to the area:
> Negotiation and writing of agreements;
> Registration of the agreements at INPI.