A grant by a licensee of some or all of the rights it obtained from a licensor. In doing so the licensee can usually, at a maximum, only confer the rights the licensee received. Whether a licensee has an automatic right to grant sublicenses varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and indeed in most legal systems is uncertain. To establish legal clarity, whether, and to what extent, a licensee has a right to grant sublicenses, is usually specifically addressed in any license. By contrast licenses are usually presumptively assignable unless the facts or terms of the license make it clear that an assignment is impermissible; clauses addressing a licensee’s right to assign and any conditions on assignment are also commonplace.

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