the concept of licensing

the concept of licensing

A license is an agreement through which a licensee leases the rights to a legally protected piece of intellectual property from a licensor – the entity which owns or represents the property — for use in conjunction with a product or service.

Licensing is defined as the process of leasing a trademarked or copyrighted entity (known as a “property”) for use in conjunction with a product, service or promotion. The property could be a name, likeness, logo, graphic, saying, signature, character or a combination of several of these elements.