The Outsourcing Agreement is designed for the Service Provider who intends to take over the provision or production of non-core operations for another person or organization (the Customer). This Agreement can apply to a wide range of intellectual property services including trademark registration, patent registration, copyright registration, company registration, patent filing and patent drafting services.
The contract between the business and the outsourcing provider will cover all aspects of the agreement, including the provider's responsibilities, compensation and penalties, the timetable for delivery, the quality of provision required, payment and costs, agreed methods for resolving disputes, and the conditions for terminating the contract. The outsourcing agreement keeps a great significance in outsourcing so that businesses should seek independent legal advice from a lawyer experienced in the area of outsourcing agreements.
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Clauses in the agreement include:-
- Services to be provided.
- Client responsibility.
- Intellectual property
- Fees and payment
- Warranties and liabilities
- Restrictive covenants
Outsourcing Agreement Contract
The outsource agreement contract is of course the legal basis of the outsourcing agreement, and as such is of fundamental importance. This document is designed to be balanced and flexible enough to withstand the inevitable changes, which will occur in technology and the marketplace during the length of the outsource. The outsourcing agreement contract covers everything from arbitration to support, and from costs to responsibilities. It is an excellent basis from which to form a sustainable and tough outsource contract.