Defining the Breach: License Agreement v. License Infringement
Two companies enter into an intellectual property licensing agreement. Later, a dispute erupts over whether the licensee has used the IP outside the scope of the license agreement such as marketing a brand on a new product line or selling patented goods in another territory. Does this extra-license use constitute breach of license agreement? Infringement of the IP rights or both? Or, is it license infringement?
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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.