Acta Iuris Stetinensis (Jan 2017)

Zakres terytorialny licencji na wzór przemysłowy (uwagi na tle wyroku Sądu Najwyższego z dnia 21 stycznia 2015 r. IV CSK 225/14)

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Journal volume & issue
Vol. 19


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The objective elements of a licensing contract that are significant include: the entitlement to use an invention protected by a patent granted to a licensee and the use of the invention by a licensee in the scope for which the licence was granted. A licensing contract “creates a relation of special trust in and cooperation between the parties”, which influences determination of contractual obligations (contract interpretation) as well as may limit the scope of contract freedom. Determination of the territorial range of a licence following the EU pattern does not constitute an essential term (essentialia negotii) of a licensing contract but a non-essential objective element of the legal transaction content (naturalia negotii).