Licensing Agreement Law and Legal Definition

A license is a contractual right that gives someone permission to do a certain activity or to use certain property owned by someone else. Licensing agreement is an agreement between two enterprises allowing one to sell the other's property such as products or services and to use their name, sales literature, trademarks, copyrights, etc. in a limited manner. Besides license agreement terms, federal laws provide stiff civil and criminal penalties for pirating and other unauthorized use of other's property.