International Software Distribution Licensing Agreement

10 Keys to a Successful International Software Distribution AgreementIf you have limited resources, you may want to reach out to potential overseas joint venture partners to distribute your software internationally (and perhaps create foreign language versions of your software). For these transactions, you’ll want a seasoned software attorney to prepare the licensing terms in your international distribution contracts.

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Otherwise, you may find your licensees cannibalizing your local market with grey market software, have piracy issues, or licensees selling your software but not paying you royalties you’re due.

One of the most important issues is dispute resolution. Where and how will disputes with a foreign licensee be resolved? What law will govern the dispute? Will you be going to court? Or using alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. If arbitration, will it be binding on the parties or will you end up in court anyway?