Permission granted by the owner of an intellectual property right to do something restricted by that right, often within a defined time, context, market line, and/or territory.(FR:Licence, IT:Licenza )
The means by which the owner of a design gives permission to another person to carry out an action which, without such permission, would infringe the design. Thus a licence can allow another person to legitimately manufacture, use or sell a design. In return, the design owner will usually receive royalty payments.
A legal document authorising the holder to exercise the profession of air traffic controller. The licence is issued for a variety of specialised tasks, such as aerodrome (â€“) or area (â€“ En-Route) control. It is issued by the FOCA (â€“).
A nuclear site licence. Under the Nuclear Installation Act 1965, no site may be used for the purpose of installing or operating a nuclear reactor, other than a reactor in a means of transport, unless a licence has been granted by HSE (some MOD sites are exempt). The granting of a nuclear site licence imposes an absolute liability upon the licensee as regards injury to persons or damage to property arising from a nuclear occurrence.
excessive freedom; lack of due restraint; "when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant; "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
a permission granted by an owner of an exclusive right which permits the licensee to do something which the licensee would otherwise be prohibited from doing by the general restrictions contained in the Copyright Act
A licence grants the power or authority to perform an act which otherwise would be unlawful, e.g. licences can be granted by copyright owners to a third party allowing them to reproduce their copyright materials.
A contract giving written permission to use an invention, copyright, trademark or some other creative work. There is usually a fee called a licence fee or royalty. A licence provides a way to make money from your invention or creative work without having to manufacture and sell copies yourself.
"an authority to do something which would otherwise be illegal. A particular privilege to do some particular act or series of acts on land without possessing any estate or interest therein, and ordinarily is revocable at the will of the licenser."; e.g. a mining claim is a licence, at will [of the Crown], to perform work. Subsection 50(1) of the Mining Act discusses the rights in a mining claim.
a contract whereby the holder of an industrial property right cedes to a third party, in whole or in part, the enjoyment of the right to its working, free of charge or in return for payment of fees and royalties.
The means by which the owner of a trade mark gives permission to another person to carry out an action which, without such permission, would infringe the trade mark. Thus a licence can allow another person to legitimately use a trade mark. In return, the trade mark owner will usually receive royalty payments.
Permission to use a piece of software. Most software publishers retain ownership of their products but grant permission to the purchaser to use the software, according to the terms of the software licence. Two of the most important stipulations are that the software is only used by the licence-holder (no illegal copies to be taken), and that commercial benefit is not derived from software sold under academic terms.
before a drug can be prescribed to a member of the public, it goes through an approval procedure to check that it is high quality, safe and effective. There may be a time lag between approval and launch; so a drug can be licensed but unavailable.
Picture Research Solutions does not sell images to you; we licence them. The licence or reproduction fee that you are charged will cover specific uses that you make of the image. The licence to use that image is granted upon payment of the fee. If the image is used for a purpose beyond the licence, then further permission must be sought from Picture Research Solutions or you will be in breach of your terms and conditions.
The licence or permit issued under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act that permits the licensee to sell beverage alcohol by the glass. There are different kinds of licences issued for different types of licensed establish-ments, e.g., neighbourhood pub, cabaret, hotel lounge, dining room.
A form of contract in which the owner of intellectual property, including but not limited to a copyright or patent, grants another person the right to use the intellectual property, generally under carefully limited conditions in order to protect the property right. Return to the top
A Licence is a contract that grants a set of rights and imposes a number of duties on another party. For example, a software Licence may grant a user the right to make a backup copy of a program, but imposes the duty that the user will not copy and distribute the program.
Permission from the copyright owner to use the material in any or all of the ways reserved to the copyright owner. Licences may be express or implied by the circumstances, and may be granted on particular terms or conditions (which may include payment of a fee). See Part 2 for more information.
With respect to real property, a privilege to enter onto premises for a certain purpose. However, this privilege does not confer upon the licensee any title interest or estate in such property (e.g., exclusive right to possession of the property). Example of a licence include a hotel suite where monthly rates may be available but the innkeeper has the right to enter the suite at his pleasure.
A licence is an agreement that allows the licensee to do an act which would otherwise be the exclusive right of the licensor. Licensing-out is commonly engaged in by companies without the resources fully to commercialise their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Larger companies may conversely licence-in assisting others in developing their products incorporating the IPR through their financial resources, experience, market presence etc. A licence may be exclusive (only the licensee can exploit the IPR) sole (where both the licensor and the licensee can use the IPR) or non-exclusive (where the licensor can appoint other licensees). The licence major may not include the right to the licence to grant sub-licences to others within the territory.
Shall mean a licence granted by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry under the powers conferred on him by the Petroleum Act 1998 and previous enactments relating to petroleum licensing to persons to search or bore for and obtain petroleum in Great Britain, any seaward area, the territorial waters of the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom continental shelf from the low water mark.
An agreement used to transfer a technology from a government department to an industrial client for commercial exploitation. The client is given access to the intellectual property for a fee or other considerations.