Licensing your trademark
A registered trademark is an asset. If you own a trademark, you can give somebody else the right to use it for compensation and thereby make money.
Application for registration of a licensing agreement
Both licensor (holder of the trademark) and licensee can apply to register a licence.
Use this form when you apply for the licensing agreement to be entered into our register. We only enter the information you provide in your application, not the information that is in the appended licensing agreement.
A licence can, but does not need, to be entered in our trademark register. The validity of the licensing agreement is not dependent on it being in the trademark register, but the licensee can then more easily safeguard its rights.
The application must include this
- an original copy of the licensing agreement, a certified copy or excerpt of the part of the document that concerns the trademark.
- the license holder’s name or company name and address.
In your application, you can write in more information that you want entered into our trademark register. This may concern certain limitations in the licensee’s rights, such as the trademark only being permitted to be used in a certain way or that the licence:
- is exclusive or non-exclusive
- is limited in time
- is geographically limited
- is valid for specific products
Two basic kinds of licences
An exclusive licence
An exclusive licence means that the licensee has the sole right to use the trademark within the area that the licence is valid.
As the registered holder, you may not then use the trademark yourself for your own commercial activities or license it out to anyone else than the one who has the exclusive licence.
A non-exclusive licence
A non-exclusive licence is a so-called basic licence, which means that the licensor has a continued right to license the trademark to others that want to use the trademark commercially.