Licensing is a low risk and low-cost way to plant your flag internationally. It’s less expensive than launching joint ventures or wholly owned subsidiaries. Licensing is an especially good strategy if you’re a startup or small business with limited financial resources. Licensing offers a number of strategies for entering international markets. Which one you use depends on your IP and business goals.
For many startups, going all the way from IP development to market launch is often capital intensive. Many times funding is hard to get because of the high costs and risks involved. That’s where the licensing route is one of best strategies to use.
Increasing sales, especially to larger customers, doesn’t mean larger selling expenses. Recently a small environmental systems company licensed a larger company, giving it exclusive rights to sell its water pollution control and water treatment technology to their Fortune 50 customers. This licensing strategy expanded the company into a new sales […]
Don’t shortchange the time it takes to structure the right type of licensing agreement. If the agreement is riddled with holes, nothing is more draining in both time and money then having to litigate your way out of a licensing agreement. Your licensing agreement is a contract between you and […]
ou’ve spent a lot of money developing and building your new product. You got a utility patent around it. And it’s unique design stands out from the competition. Then a product appears with a similar look to yours. The value of your new invention takes a nose dive as you realize too late you failed to register a trade dress to further protect the unique look of your product.