Licence Agreement Liability Insurance

THIS IS A PRODUCT WE WHOLESALE THROUGH MARKETS IN LONDON
(IE. IT’S NOT OUR BINDER AND WE ARE NOT ACTING FOR THE INSURER)

 

THIS COVER IS FOR WHERE THE INSURED IS USING SOMEONE ELSE’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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What is Licence Agreement Liability Insurance?

When two parties enter a contract allowing one party to use the intellectual property of the other party, this is known as a licensing agreement.

 

License agreements include warranties and indemnities and introduce liability in relation to the use of the IP in question.

The ability to settle valid claims quickly and fairly in a human way is central to our market’s business philosophy, and their claims handlers are empowered to exercise their professional judgement to deliver an exceptional customer service. 

 

Please contact us in the first instance on any claims matter.

 Target Risks

Licence Agreement

Why do your clients need this?

  • Rapidly expanding industry
  • Huge uptick in requests for cover for license agreements between licensors and licensee
  • Mandatory insurance requirement
    Often described as Media Liability but for non-Media and Entertainment industries.
  • Cover is required for licensing agreements / licence transfers between a recognised brand and another party, or a transfer of intellectual property rights of some kind between one party and another.
  • No universal language is used within contracts in relation to cover required
    Licenses relate to content such as images, logos, graphics, trademarks and characters

 

Who need this?

  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Drink distributors
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Sports Industry
  • Retail Industry
  • Events & Video Games
  • Corporate Brands
  • Event Industry
  • Institutional Organisations
  • Art & Design Industries
  • Think any client who has a sponsorship, endorsement, or licencing agreement

     

    Key Exposures

     

    • Intellectual property infringement (defence and subrogation).
    • Selling in unauthorised channels and/or territorial breach unless as a result of a deliberate act, which is excluded.
    • Breaching an agreed use of licence.
    • Regulatory issues could arise under competition laws relating to exclusive licences but that is more likely to fall under patent. We would be happy to consider a patent endorsement or a separate policy for patent.
    • Specified activities covered by the licence Usage and quality assurances.
    • Assignment and sub licensing. It is usual for no sub-licensing to be allowed but it could occur in error.
    • There will likely be strict marketing and advertising requirements imposed on the insured to protect the Licensor.

     

       The Solution

      Our market’s Licencing Agreement Liability policy offers cover for breach of a licence agreement between a Licensor and a Licencee for the use of content such as images, logos, trademarks, graphics and animations.

       

      The cover is either:

      • One specific licencing agreement / contract, or;
      • Annul licencing agreements between multiple brands and the Insured.

       

      One insuring clause, Intellectual Property Licencing Agreement Liability split into:

       

      Section A: Breach of IP Licencing Agreement

      Section B: Intellectual Property Rights Infringement

      Section C: Reputation and Brand Protection

      Section D: Court Attendance Costs 

       

      Claims made policy

      • Up to 18 month policy period
      • Option of up to a 7 year reporting (run-off) period

      Our market loves:

      The product is aimed at licensees who seek to use third party IP assets such as images, logos,trademarks, graphics, animations and characters under contract for a particular purpose. They have a very broad appetite in terms of the nature of the business undertaken by the licensee and the licensor. They are targeting:

       

      • Sponsorship deals
      • Endorsement deals
      • Brand collaborations and partnerships
      • Naming rights agreements
      • Licensing agreements and intellectual property rights transfer under contract


      Our market will consider:
      Media and entertainment, life sciences and technology companies, however there is often a broader Professional Indemnity policy we can arrange for these firms that will include intellectual property cover.

       

       Our market will ordinarily decline: 

      • Assets out of copyright
      • Assets already in the public domain
      • Unclear chains of title
      • IP assets with a history of previous litigation
      • Designs and patents (although we can arrange IP cover for patents under a separate policy)

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