This post is based on a LinkedIn question that I answered recently. (The Q&A no longer are available at LinkedIn, which has discontinued that feature.) Q. What is a sublicense agreement?
A. A license is an agreement by which the owner (the licensor) of something (in the case of the LinkedIn question, a trademark) grants, to someone else (the licensee), rights that are less that all of the rights to that thing. “Licensing 101“, and the download to which it refers, provide basic information about licensing.
A sublicense agreement is an agreement by which the licensee (as sublicensor) grants to someone else (as sublicensee) some of the licensee’s rights. If permitted by the original license agreement, there may be multiple tiers of sublicensees.
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