However, an order manufacturing relationship also carries risks for both parties. On the one hand, for a trademark holder, a robust confidentiality provision specifically protecting the recipe, specifications or formula of each product is indispensable for any order manufacturing agreement. But what if the recipe or formula can be easily duplicated or if the product itself is easy to replicate without violating confidentiality obligations? Similarly, a trademark owner may be concerned that once a manufacturer has perfected the manufacturing process of the trademark owner`s products, he will endeavor to use those capabilities and manufacture similar products for others, if he can do so without violating his legal obligations. Does the trademark holder want to pay the contract manufacturer to develop these production capabilities when the manufacturer turns around and uses those capabilities to develop products that compete with the trademark owner`s products? 2.4 No minimum requirements. The manufacturer undertakes to insure the manufacturer`s equipment in accordance with industry standards. Our shorter version (for each type of product) contains fewer terms related to product development and may be better suited to a food that does not contain many ingredients or where the process is simple, for example. B when making or making a juice from a single fruit. Dori E. Brewer is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, where she leads the firm`s agri-food practice. She has over 30 years of experience advising businesses in a wide range of sectors, including food production, commercial contracts and transactions, including corporate transactions. Ms. Brewer can be reached at 206.359.8436 or DBrewer@perkinscoie.com. „I have been using netlawman for over 3 years and have always found that the legal agreements I need are great for my own business and my clients.

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