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A family of Non-exclusive distribution agreementsdocumentsNon-exclusive distribution agreements

These distribution agreement templates set out the obligations of a supplier and a distributor in relation to a non-exclusive distributorship - that is, a distributorship granted on the basis that other distributors may be appointed with respect to the same market. All the agreements include provisions covering the scope of the appointment, the specific duties of the parties, order procedures, charges, payments, confidentiality and liability. In addition, all the agreements include a schedule containing terms and conditions of supply.

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First published 2 Nov 2016
Last updated 30 Oct 2017
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Free non-exclusive distribution agreement contents

  1. Definitions: definitions.
  2. Credit: docular credit; free documents licensing warning.
  3. Term: commencement of term; end of term.
  4. Non-exclusive distributorship: appointment of non-exclusive distributor; distribution restrictions on 
    the Distributor
    .
  5. Distributor
    obligations:
    distribution obligations;
    Distributor
     not agent etc; general second party obligations; second party responsible for third party co-operation;
    Distributor
     must not give product warranties etc;
    Distributor
     must comply with laws etc; protection of first party reputation and goodwill.
  6. Supplier
     obligations:
    marketing support; protection of second party reputation and goodwill.
  7. Order procedure: pre-order negotiations for the supply of products; order procedure for products; products supply subject to terms and conditions.
  8. No assignment of Intellectual Property Rights: no assignments of intellectual property rights.
  9. Charges: obligation to pay charges; amounts inclusive or exclusive of VAT; increases in charges for products; variation of charges.
  10. Payments: issue of invoices for products; time for payment of charges following invoice; payment methods; interest on late payments.
  11. Confidentiality obligations: first party confidentiality undertaking; second party confidentiality undertaking; disclosure of confidential information to certain persons; exceptions to confidentiality obligations; disclosures of confidential information mandated by law etc; parties to stop using confidential information upon termination; parties to return or destroy confidential information following termination; confidentiality obligations after termination.
  12. Warranties: first party warranty of authority; second party warranty of authority; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
  13. Supplier
    Indemnity:
    first party indemnifies second party (products); conditions upon first party indemnity; limitations of liability vs indemnities.
  14. Limitations and exclusions of liability: caveats to limits of liability; interpretation of limits of liability; no liability for force majeure; no liability for loss of profits; no liability for loss of revenue; no liability for loss of use; no liability for loss of opportunities; no liability for loss of data or software; no liability for consequential loss; child contract liability cap; aggregate liability cap upon services contract.
  15. Force Majeure Event: obligations suspended for force majeure; force majeure notification and information; mitigation of effects of force majeure.
  16. Termination: termination without cause (optionally assymetric); termination by either party without cause; termination upon breach; termination upon insolvency.
  17. Effects of termination: surviving provisions upon termination; termination does not affect accrued rights.
  18. Notices: methods and deemed receipt of contractual notices; contact details for contractual notices; substitute contact details for notices.
  19. General: no waiver; severability; variation written and signed; no assignment without written consent; no third party rights; entire agreement; governing law; exclusive jurisdiction.
  20. Interpretation: statutory references; section headings not affecting interpretation; calendar month meaning; no ejusdem generis.

SCHEDULE 1 (DISTRIBUTION PARTICULARS)

  1. Specification of Products: specification of products prompt.
  2. Financial provisions: financial provisions prompt.

SCHEDULE 2 (TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY)

    Preamble to terms and conditions (products) .
  1. Supply: products to be collected; products to be delivered; product supply by instalments; are product supply dates of the essence?; postponement of product supply.
  2. Title: passage of title to products; products held by bailee; obligations during title retention; recovery of products where title retained; action for charges notwithstanding title retention.
  3. Warranties: first party product warranties; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
  4. Breach of warranty: customer rights on breach of product warranty; procedure for returning products on breach of warranty.

Non-exclusive distribution agreement (standard) contents

  1. Definitions: definitions.
  2. Term: commencement of term; end of term.
  3. Non-exclusive distributorship: appointment of non-exclusive distributor; distribution restrictions on 
    the Distributor
    .
  4. Distributor
    obligations:
    distribution obligations;
    Distributor
     not agent etc; general second party obligations; second party responsible for third party co-operation;
    Distributor
     must not give product warranties etc;
    Distributor
     must comply with laws etc; protection of first party reputation and goodwill.
  5. Supplier
     obligations:
    marketing support; protection of second party reputation and goodwill.
  6. Order procedure: pre-order negotiations for the supply of products; order procedure for products; products supply subject to terms and conditions.
  7. No assignment of Intellectual Property Rights: no assignments of intellectual property rights.
  8. Charges: obligation to pay charges; amounts inclusive or exclusive of VAT; variation of charges; increases in charges for products.
  9. Payments: issue of invoices for products; time for payment of charges following invoice; payment methods; interest on late payments.
  10. Confidentiality obligations: first party confidentiality undertaking; second party confidentiality undertaking; disclosure of confidential information to certain persons; exceptions to confidentiality obligations; disclosures of confidential information mandated by law etc; parties to stop using confidential information upon termination; parties to return or destroy confidential information following termination; confidentiality obligations after termination.
  11. Warranties: first party warranty of authority; second party warranty of authority; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
  12. Supplier
    Indemnity:
    first party indemnifies second party (products); conditions upon first party indemnity; limitations of liability vs indemnities.
  13. Limitations and exclusions of liability: caveats to limits of liability; interpretation of limits of liability; no liability for force majeure; no liability for loss of profits; no liability for loss of revenue; no liability for loss of use; no liability for loss of opportunities; no liability for loss of data or software; no liability for consequential loss; child contract liability cap; aggregate liability cap upon services contract.
  14. Force Majeure Event: obligations suspended for force majeure; force majeure notification and information; mitigation of effects of force majeure.
  15. Termination: termination without cause (optionally assymetric); termination by either party without cause; termination upon breach; termination upon insolvency.
  16. Effects of termination: surviving provisions upon termination; termination does not affect accrued rights.
  17. Notices: methods and deemed receipt of contractual notices; contact details for contractual notices; substitute contact details for notices.
  18. General: no waiver; severability; variation written and signed; no assignment without written consent; no third party rights; entire agreement; governing law; exclusive jurisdiction.
  19. Interpretation: statutory references; section headings not affecting interpretation; calendar month meaning; no ejusdem generis.

SCHEDULE 1 (DISTRIBUTION PARTICULARS)

  1. Specification of Products: specification of products prompt.
  2. Financial provisions: financial provisions prompt.

SCHEDULE 2 (TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY)

    Preamble to terms and conditions (products) .
  1. Supply: products to be collected; products to be delivered; product supply by instalments; are product supply dates of the essence?; postponement of product supply.
  2. Title: passage of title to products; products held by bailee; obligations during title retention; recovery of products where title retained; action for charges notwithstanding title retention.
  3. Warranties: first party product warranties; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
  4. Breach of warranty: customer rights on breach of product warranty; procedure for returning products on breach of warranty.