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Appointing an Agent


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10 May 2009

This short article looks at the appointment of an agent and points to discuss and tie down prior to appointment.

Authority- is the agent to be a sales agent or a marketing agent? Can the agent actually conclude the contract or can he just negotiate and await for the principal to confirm everything and conclude the contract himself.

Territory/ Customer base- will the appointment be based on a given territory or customer base? If so will it be exclusive/ sole rights? Will the principal retain the right to sell within that territory/ customer base himself?

Product/ Service- what will it encompass? what about future products/ services and improvements to the products/ services? during the appointment?

Duration and Renewals- how long will the appointment be for what about renewal at the end. Will the appointment be linked to performance targets?

Restrictions- will the agent be restricted from selling competing products? What about sales outside the territory or customer base?

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By Izaz Ali ( <>) is a commercial lawyer who specialises in information technology law and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT, escrow and buying and selling online businesses.

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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.

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