Resale License Agreements

no resale rightsOne of the most misunderstood software legal issues involves resale (often misspelled as “resell”) rights. Few software vendors or their licensees correctly handle these types of rights.

This means a resale licensee may mistakenly believe he has master resale rights. Even worse, some licensees will rename software under their own private label and sell copies to others while building a competing brand.

Fortunately, your software lawyer can help ensure that everyone’s on the same page as to who owns what when it comes to resale licenses. And the license should provide for appropriate legal remedies to protect your interests if a licensee decides to improperly sell or give copies of your software to others.