Contracts and Agreements

Contracts and Agreements

Information Technology, Technology, and Internet of Things (IoT)
(i) Information Technology Agreements: Information Technology Agreements are those agreements that are related to Computer Hardware and Software assets.
(ii) Software Agreements: By software agreements, we mean licensing of software, sharing of software, distribution, and transfer of software.
(iii) Software Licensing Agreements: Software License Agreements are entered into by parties when the owner of the Software license the software to another party for use for specific a purpose. 
(iv) Software as a Service (Saas) Agreements: Saas Agreement allows the Software owner to provide the Software as a service to the other party, for the use of the software against a regular Service Fee.
(v) Privacy Policies: Privacy Policies state what personal data of the User of a website / mobile application will be used and for what purpose, while also allowing the Users to request for deletion of their data subject to certain conditions.
(vi) Terms of Use (ToU): Terms of service are the legal agreements between a service provider and a person who wants to use that service
(vii) End User License Agreements: An end-user license agreement is a legal contract entered into between a software developer or vendor and the user of the software, often where the software has been purchased by the user from an intermediary such as a retailer.

(i) Research & Development (R&D) Agreement: Two parties enter into an R&D Agreement when they want to collaborate on a certain project requiring research and further development of the prototype. Generally used in the field of biotechnology, energy, and aviation.
(ii) Technology Transfer Agreements: When the owner of the technology agrees to transfer the ownership of that technology to another party, the parties enter into a Technology Transfer Agreement.
(iii) Technology Licensing Agreements: When the owner of the technology agrees to license the use of the technology to another party, for a specific purpose, without transferring the ownership of that technology to another party, the parties enter into a Technology Transfer Agreement.

Intellectual Property Agreements
(i) Franchising Agreements: A Franchise Agreement is a legal document between the Franchisor and the Franchisee, wherein the owner of a brand gives the right to sell his products for a certain percentage of commission.
(ii) Licensing Agreements: Licensing Agreement is entered into by the parties wherein the licensor gives temporary permission to the licensee to use his Intellectual Property i.e. copyright, brand name, trademark, technology, trade secret, patent, and manufacturing process. This type of agreement is usually entered into by the Companies for the expansion of the business.
(iii) Non-Disclosure Agreements: Non-Disclosure Agreements (also called Confidentiality Agreements) are entered into by parties wherein one of the parties is going to disclose secret information to the other party. This agreement is a legal document that gives legal protection when breached.
(iv) Assignment Agreements: Assignment Agreements are entered into by parties when the owner of the intellectual property assigns the ownership of those IPs to any other person.
(v) E-book Publishing Agreement: 
(vi) Music License Agreement: When the owner of the copyright over a certain piece of music, licenses the music to another party for use for a specific purpose, the parties enter into a Music License Agreement.
(vii) Work for Hire Agreements: Entered into between the parties when the first party hires the second party to perform a certain task or some work that the first party intends to have copyright over.

Other Agreements
(i) Purchase-Sale Agreements: The purchase-sale agreement includes either purchase or sale of goods. Purchase or sale can be of anything such as company property, real estate property, and company stocks.
(ii) Advertising Agreements: Advertising agreement means an agreement wherein a company hires an advertising agency for the marketing and promotion of the company’s products at a large scale through advertisements.
(iii) Consultancy Agreements: Sometimes a Company approaches a Consultant for specific tasks, such consultants are a complete external entity and therefore such type of agreement is entered into by a company, and the consultant is called Consultancy Agreements.
(iv) Research & Development Agreements: Sometimes companies seek new ideas and technology from different independent entities like Universities, Institutes, Individuals, or Companies. Therefore such agreement to that effect is called Research & Development Agreements
(v) Financial Collaboration Agreements: Companies enter into various financial collaborations with different financial institutions or companies and such agreements are called Financial Collaboration Agreements.
(vi) Agency Agreements: Companies appoint various agents for different tasks which it cannot specifically perform. This agreement creates a fiduciary relationship between the principal and agent wherein the principal through this agreement acknowledges all the actions of the agent to achieve the specific goal mentioned in the agreement.
(vii) Joint Venture Agreements: Joint Venture Agreements are entered into by two companies wherein both the companies come together and form a third entity. Here in this joint venture both the companies agree to share their resources and perform tasks to achieve their common goal.
(viii) Distribution Agreements: Distribution Agreement is entered into by the parties wherein the owner of certain products gives the right to sell his goods in a certain territory.

Immovable Property
(i) Agreement of Sale (Immovable): Agreement of sale is drafted only for the sale of immovable property. This document is executed between the seller and buyer with an intention to transfer the immovable property.
(ii) Rent Agreement: Rent agreement is executed between the owner of the property and tenant, wherein the tenant gets possession of the property.

(i) Mortgage Deeds: Mortgage Deed is executed only when the mortgagor takes financial help from the mortgagee by keeping his asset as security.
(ii) Deed of Corporate Guarantee: A legal agreement between a borrower, lender, and guarantor, whereby a corporation (e.g., an insurance company) takes responsibility for the debt repayment of the borrower, in case the borrower becomes bankrupt.
(iii) Deed of Hypothecation: A legal document recording a transaction between a lender and borrower, wherein the borrower offers a movable asset as collateral to secure a loan.
(iv) Deed of Partnership: A legal document whereby certain parties come together to work in partnership for equally managing a business and sharing its profits.
(v) Deed of Pledge: 
(vi) Commercial Lease Deed: An agreement between landlord and tenant to rent a property with the intention to operate a business.
(viii) Sale/Conveyance Deed: A legal document that proves that the seller has transferred the absolute ownership of the property to the purchaser. Through this document, the rights and interests in property are acquired by the new owner.
(ix) IP Assignment Deed: A legal document that proves that the previous IP owner has transferred the absolute ownership of the IP to the purchaser. Through this document, the rights and interests in IP are acquired by the new owner.

Employment and Work
(i) Employer-Employee Agreements (Employment Agreements): Agreements wherein the terms of employment are discussed by the employer and employee through this agreement.
(ii) Work/Project Agreements: Entered into by the parties when there is a certain work/project is to be performed. The project can be anything such as a Construction project, Financial Reconstruction of a company, internal reorganization of the company by an HR Consultant, etc.
(iii) Offer Letter: Given to a candidate after he/she has been selected for a certain position on the organization of the Employer.