It is vital to clearly specify whether the relationship between the supplier and intermediary is one of agency or distributorship, particularly in view of the Commercial Agents legislation. A lack of distinction between the terms can lead to unnecessary problems and potential litigation.
We will help you recognise the main constraints, both legal and practical, that affect agency and distribution agreements in the UK, and ensure key issues, a few of which can be found below, are covered:
- Obligations of Agent / Distributor
- Conditions of Sale
- Minimum Targets
- Liability and Indemnity
- Intellectual Property Protection
As IP rights are territorial, you may need to secure intellectual property rights in other countries before engaging a business agent or distributor.