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This is our standard manufacturing agreement template, to be used to document the manufacturer-customer relationship. It is specifically designed for the situation where the customer supplies a design to the manufacturer, and the manufacturer makes products to that design, which are then supplied to the customer. You can see a sample version of this document, containing the first few pages, here:Sample Manufacturing AgreementThis is a shorter, simpler and easier to use version of our premium manufacturing contract template. If you require provisions relating to equipment or components to be supplied by the customer, forecasting, non-competition, change control, training, publicity or customer indemnities, you should consider that document instead.The clauses and schedules of this manufacturer agreement are listed here:> Definitions and Interpretation> Orders> Product Specification> Intellectual Property Rights> Prices and payment> Confidentiality> Further warranties> Limitations and exclusions of liability> Product Liability Claims> Term and termination> Effects of termination> Force Majeure Events> Notices> GeneralSchedule 1 - MiscellaneousSchedule 2 - Product SpecificationSchedule 3 - T&Cs of SupplySchedule 4 - Form of OrderThis manufacturing agreement precedent comes in Word (.doc) format, and is 21 pages long (including the cover sheet).
How are the intellectual property rights of the customer in the product designs protected?The IP clause provides that all rights in the product specifications and designs are reserved to the customer. A limited licence is granted to the manufacturer to make use of the designs for the purpose of manufacturing the products and fulfilling the manufacturer's other obligations.IP rights in improvements may either be owned by the party that creates them, or by the customer.Can the manufacture vary pricing during the term of the agreement?An optional price variation clause is included. Variations may be limited in the following ways:
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