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Seminar with Belgian Legal Counsel Institute: A multidisciplinary glimpse of license agreements

September 17, 2009 • Brussels, Belgium - De Warande

This seminar is presented by Crowell & Moring LLP and the Belgian Legal Counsel Institute.


11:45 Welcome

12:05 Introductory (Anne De Wolf)

12:10 Power Point Presentation (Crowell & Moring)

13:15 Lunch

14:00 End


Drafting of licensing agreements. Insight in pre-contractual positioning and comprehension of key clauses. Tips and tricks to achieve your business objectives while remaining within the boundaries of competition law.

More over:

Licenses come about in the field of intellectual property rights as well as in information technology. License agreements are unnamed agreements and they vary strongly according to the sector in which they are formed. For example, licensing a trademark is very different from licensing software.

Therefore, parties have an interest in precisely outlining the subject matter of the agreement and in providing the essential clauses.

The first aim of the seminar of September 17 is to give an insight to better define one’s position before drafting an agreement and to give an overview of the essential clauses.

On the other hand, parties to a license agreement want to formalize the agreement on how to transfer rights to use an object that is protected by a monopoly right. Intellectual property rights are a perfect example of this. These user rights are exercised in a society that is becoming more and more competitive.

The second goal of this seminar therefore consists of giving you tips and solutions to bring your license agreements in accordance with competition law, which is of growing attention in legal practice. In our seminar, technology license agreements are taken as a starting point.

Both approaches will be illustrated with practical examples.

Flip Petillion and Thomas De Meese are speaking at this seminar.

Language: Dutch/French

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