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Manufacturing Agreements and Contracts
Having products manufactured by a third party can deliver cost savings and allow a business to concentrate on sales or new product development. JMW Solicitors can provide expert guidance to ensure that your manufacturing agreements and contracts offer the level of clarity and legal protection you require.
We are highly experienced in all aspects of commercial contract law, and have worked with businesses of all sizes from various sectors to deliver individually-tailored legal solutions that align with their specific goals and objectives.
How JMW Can Help
Our team has vast experience of advising in relation to manufacturing agreements, acting for both manufacturers and purchasers to make sure that a robust agreement is in place to ensure both parties know what is expected of them as per the contract, and that the risks in the arrangement are appropriately allocated between the parties.
JMW’s commercial law solicitors have worked with a broad range of organisations, and we recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to drafting an agreement that meets the needs of every stakeholder. This is why we will work closely with our clients to create an arrangement that takes the priorities and needs of each partner into account.
What Should Manufacturing Agreements Include?
When a business requires a product to be manufactured on its behalf by a third-party organisation, a strong agreement will need to be in place with its manufacturer to ensure the following:
- The supplied goods meet the required specification
- The goods are delivered on time
- The purchaser receives protection for the cost of the products throughout the contract life, as well as assurance that their product and intellectual property rights are protected
A well-drafted manufacturing agreement will clearly set out the responsibilities of each organisation, including:
- Who is responsible for developing the product
- Who owns the intellectual property in relation to new developments
- Who the products can be supplied to
- How quickly the supplier has to be able to increase or decrease production of the products
- Whether any minimum or maximum purchasing obligations will be in place
Talk to Us
To find out more about how we can help you ensure a manufacturing agreement is the best fit for your business, call JMW on 0345 872 6666, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back at a time that suits you.