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THIS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into effective as of the “Effective Date,” as defined herein, by and between Lounsbery Law Office, PC, a California Corporation (the “Licensor”), and the individual or entity indicated in the Licensee fields below (the “Licensee”).
(A) Licensor owns all proprietary rights in and to the copyrightable and/or copyrighted works as described herein, incorporated herein by reference, and hereinafter collectively known as the “Work”, and has the exclusive right to license to others the right to produce, copy, make, sublicense or sell the Work.
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(C) Licensee desires to obtain, and Licensor has agreed to grant, a license authorizing the use of the Work by Licensee in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth and for other good and valuable consideration as set forth herein, Licensor and Licensee agree as follows:
1. Grant of License.
(A) Licensor hereby grants to Licensee, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, a non-exclusive, non-transferrable license to sell vouchers (also referred to herein as activation codes) to the Work in the course of its retail business, and for no other purpose whatsoever without the express written permission of the Licensor. Licensee shall not sell or distribute the Work in any way. Licensee may copy small/short portions of the Work in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, but solely for general advertising materials and point of sale displays, advertising, and other promotional materials for the Work. Any other use of the Work made by Licensee shall only occur upon the receipt of prior written approval from Licensor.
(B) Licensee shall not sell, grant sub-licenses or distribute the Work or its license, inventory, vouchers or activation codes to the Work to any end customer other than an individual consumer, and never to an individual or entity whom Licensee knows or should know intends to resell the voucher/activation code, without the prior express written approval of Licensor. Licensor has no obligation of any kind to approve such sale, grant or distribution and makes no promise, assurance or prediction that it will provide such approval.
(C) Licensee hereby accepts such license and agrees that Licensee shall not use the Work except in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that the license granted herein is non-exclusive and that Licensor may license others to use the Work.
2. Ownership of the Work. Licensee acknowledges that Licensor is the sole and exclusive owner of the Work and of all associated federal intellectual property registrations and pending registrations, as applicable, and Licensee shall do nothing inconsistent with such ownership. Licensee further agrees that it will not claim ownership rights to the Work, or any derivative, compilation, sequel or series, or related Work owned by or used by Licensor. Licensee agrees that nothing in this Agreement shall give Licensee any right, title, or interest in the Work other than the right to use the same in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Licensee agrees not to make similar derivatives of the Work. Licensee admits the validity of all copyrights for the Work and all associated intellectual property registrations, as applicable, and acknowledges that any and all rights that might be acquired by Licensee because of its use of the Work shall inure to the sole benefit of Licensor.
3. The Work. The Work, as defined herein, consists of any and all courses, lessons, memberships, tutorials, text, audio recordings, video recordings, logos, processes, systems, emails, trademarked or copyrighted material, associated with and found on the website mycourtcoach.com. The Work specifically includes, but is not limited to, the online courses:1) Complete Guide to Presenting Your Case in Court, 2) Trial Prep Checklist, and 3) Top 7 Mistakes Pro Per Parties Make and How to Avoid Them. The Work constitutes the intellectual property covered in the license.
4. Improvements. Any improvements made to the Work during the term of the license will be covered under the terms of this license. Licensor may, but need not, make modifications to the Work from time to time as Licensor sees fit.
5. Term and Termination.
(A) This Agreement shall commence as of the Effective Date and shall continue in full force and effect for a period of one year, and shall automatically renew for additional one year periods, unless either party provides written notice of non-renewal to the other party, not less than sixty days prior to the expiration of any one year term. The Effective Date is the date Licensee pays Licensor the annual Licensing Fee as described below.
(B) In the event that Licensee sells all of its assets to a third party, or otherwise ceases to exist in its current form, Licensor, at its discretion, may immediately terminate this Agreement.
(C) Upon termination or expiration of the license granted under this Agreement by operation of law or otherwise, all rights, including the right to use the Work, privileges and obligations arising from this Agreement shall cease to exist.
6. Licensing Fees. Licensee agrees to pay Licensor a one-time royalty of $100 upon execution of this Agreement. This one-time royalty is a fixed fee Licensee agrees to pay in exchange for access to the license. Annual renewals or extensions of this Agreement are subject to additional fees of $100 per annum unless otherwise agreed upon by the Parties in writing prior to renewal or extension.
7. Cost of Inventory. This Agreement allows Licensee to purchase from Licensor a “voucher,” also referred to as an “activation code,” that Licensee may provide to its own customers. The activation code gives Licensee’s customer a “seat” in all three of Licensee’s online courses. These three courses are referred to herein as the Work.
Each voucher permits Licensee to sell a certain number of seats, from 20 to 1,000+.
Licensor offers the following voucher packages to Licensee:
Number of Seats Wholesale Price Per Seat
Each seat purchased by Licensee is referred to herein as Licensee’s “inventory.”
8. Unsold Inventory. Licensee acknowledges that Licensee does not refund money to Licensee for unsold inventory. All voucher purchases are final. Licensor does not buy back unsold inventory.
9. Returns. In the event a customer of Licensee who has purchased an activation code, or “seat,” in Licensor’s courses requests a refund from Licensor and Licensee refunds its customer the customer’s purchase price, Licensee may contact Licensor and request Licensor add the “seat” to Licensee’s unsold inventory. Licensee shall provide sufficient evidence to satisfy Licensor that Licensee completed a refund to the customer. Licensor will not add a refunded seat to Licensee’s inventory unless Licensee provides Licensor the evidence of the refund within 30 days of the refund.
(A) Licensee is not required to maintain a minimum number of vouchers or seats in Licensee’s inventory. Licensee is not required to purchase additional inventory of vouchers or seats upon Licensee’s inventory reaching a certain number. Licensee is not required to purchase additional inventory of vouchers or seats upon Licensee selling all of its inventory. The terms of this Agreement which impose obligations upon Licensee shall remain in effect as long as Licensee has outstanding unsold inventory of vouchers or seats.
(B) Delivery of inventory to Licensee by Licensor is expected within two weeks of purchase. Licensor will make every reasonable effort to deliver inventory promptly, preferably immediately, after Licensee’s purchase.
11. Minimum Sales Requirements & Diligence. Neither Licensor nor Licensee shall not be subject to minimum sales requirements. Nonetheless, Licensee will do all it can to operate under the license so that Licensor reaps a monetary benefit under the license.
12. Territory. This is a non-exclusive license. Licensee acknowledges it may be competing with other Licensees inside or outside its own geographic locale. Licensee may only sell and offer to sell activation codes to the Work within the United States, in the state in which Licensee holds a Legal Document Preparer (or its equivalent) license or certification.
13. Oversight. Licensor reserves the right to protect its brand, copyrights, trademarks, innovations, and reputation. To guard against damage to the brand of Licensor and the Work, Licensor has the right to oversight of Licensee’s efforts to market and advertise the Work on Licensee’s websites, brochures, posters, ads, and all other formats, whether in digital or physical format. In the event Licensor objects to Licensee’s marketing, advertising or other presentation of the Work, Licensee and Licensor shall take reasonable steps to resolve the dispute in a friendly and expeditious manner. Licensor has the final and sole authority and discretion to determine, in Licensor’s subjective judgment, whether Licensee’s marketing, advertising or other presentation of the Work or Licensor’s brand sufficiently protects Licensor’s brand, copyrights, trademarks, innovations, and reputation. Licensor reserves the right to terminate this Agreement in the event Licensee refuses to accept or does not follow Licensor’s counsel or action on this issue. Licensor shall have the right to inspect Licensee’s premises twice per year solely for the purpose of exercising the oversight right described in this paragraph.
14. Use of the Work.
(A) Licensor shall have control over the quality of use of the Work and the quality of any goods and/or services sold under or related to the Work. At the option of Licensor, Licensor will provide to Licensee an approved copyright notice and/or trademark notice to be prominently displayed on each copy of the Work published. For all advertisements and packaging of the Work, Licensee shall display with the Work the approved notices notifying the consumer of the copyright and/or trademark rights owned by and licensed within this Agreement. Licensee agrees to mark all Work with any reasonable copyright and/or trademark notices provided by Licensor and comply with any reasonable standards promulgated by Licensor that relate to the intellectual property protection and use of the Work by Licensee.
(B) Licensee shall provide Licensor, upon Licensor’s request, with representative samples of how Licensee is using the Work. If, at any time, any use of the Work fails to conform to Licensor’s standards, Licensor may provide to Licensee notice of said failure. Licensee shall cure said failure within fifteen days from the date of such notice. In the event that said failure is not cured within the period described in the preceding sentence, Licensor may then terminate this Agreement immediately, and Licensee must have non-conforming copies of the Work destroyed or promptly submitted to Licensor. If Licensor fails to approve any modifications or changes to the Work within ten days of Licensee advising Licensor of proposed changes, Licensor’s approval shall be deemed to have been granted.
15. Reputation. Neither party shall tarnish the reputation of the other. Licensee will only speak positively to customers, prospective customers, other Licensees of Licensor, and prospective Licensees of Licensor about Licensor and its products and procedures (i.e., the Work). Licensee will submit any questions, critiques, or criticisms that it may have directly to Licensor personnel via email to email@example.com.
16. Communication. Licensor has reserved the email address firstname.lastname@example.org as a means for Licensee to communicate to Licensor. Licensee agrees to use that email address for official communication to Licensor. Licensee will contact Licensor to seek assistance in resolving any issues or difficulties that may occur with the Work or Licensee’s customers’ access to the Work.
17. Eligibility. Licensor promises, warrants, and guarantees that it is a licensed or certified Legal Document Preparer (or its state equivalent, such as a Legal Document Assistant in California). Licensee will inform Licensor in the event it is no longer licensed or certified. Licensee understands and agrees that only licensed LDPs (or their equivalent) may benefit from wholesale pricing of the Work. In the event Licensee loses its LDP license (or its equivalent), Licensor will not buy back any unsold inventory of vouchers/seats nor refund any portion of Licensee’s purchase price.
(A) Licensee shall fully indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Licensor from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, expenses, and liability — other than those for infringement, including without limitation, suits arising from offering, promoting, advertising, sale, or use by Licensee, or any of its authorized sublicenses, of the Work, whether or not such use conforms to standards set by Licensor, provided that such claim, loss, damage, expense, or liability does not arise from the negligence of Licensor.
(B) Licensor has the right, but shall not be obligated, to obtain and maintain federal intellectual property registration of the Work. In the event that Licensee becomes aware of any claimed or alleged infringement of the Work by a third party, Licensee shall promptly advise Licensor in writing of the nature and extent of such infringement or dilution. Licensor has no obligation to take any action whatsoever in the event that any infringement or dilution occurs with respect to the Work, but Licensor shall have the sole right to determine whether any action shall be taken. In the event Licensor sues or takes other action, legal, equitable, administrative, or otherwise, to stop an infringement or dilution of the Work, Licensee shall cooperate fully with Licensor. Licensee has no right to enforce the Work through litigation without prior written authorization of Licensor. In any legal action arising from use, or ownership rights of the Work, where both Licensor and Licensee are co-parties, Licensor retains the right to control the litigation, including any and all settlement negotiations.
19. Assignment. This Agreement (including, without limitation, the license granted hereunder) is personal to Licensee and shall not be assigned or transferred by Licensee, including, without limitation, by operation of law, except that, and only with prompt written notice to Licensor, the Agreement may be transferred to a purchaser of all or substantially all of the assets of Licensee. Any attempt on the part of Licensee to assign, sub-license, or transfer Licensee’s rights under this Agreement, except as provided herein, shall be invalid and void. Licensor shall have the right to assign and/or license its rights and obligations under this Agreement and all its right, title and interest in the Work without the consent of Licensee.
20. Notices. Any notice, demand or request required or permitted to be given under the provisions of this Agreement shall be in writing and delivered personally or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, with postage prepaid and addressed to the following persons and addresses, or to such other addresses or persons as any party may request by notice in writing to the other such party:
Name: Tate Lounsbery
Company: Lounsbery Law Office, PC
Address: 270 E. Douglas Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
[As set forth by the submitter in the form below]
Any such notice shall be effective when received.
21. Arbitration and Governing Law. All disputes arising from the terms of this Agreement may be subjected to binding arbitration upon consent of both parties, with one arbitrator selected by each party, and a third arbitrator selected by the two chosen arbitrators. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws rules thereof and any arbitration shall be brought in the State of California, County of San Diego using California laws.
22. Independent Business Relationship. Licensor and Licensee are independent entities and are not and shall not be construed as joint venturers, partners, employer/employee, or agents of the other, and neither shall have the power to bind or obligate the other, except as set forth in this Agreement.
(A) This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the Licensor and Licensee with respect to the subject matter hereof, superseding any and all prior agreements, understandings, negotiations, and discussions. No amendment, alteration, modification, or waiver of this Agreement shall be binding unless evidenced by an instrument in writing signed by the party against whom enforcement thereof is sought.
(B) If any provision of this Agreement, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement, or the application of such provisions to any other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.
(C) This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which shall constitute one and the same document.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of the date first written below.