Legal ICT

  • Avenue Louise 65
  • 1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 535 77 55
BE 0696.909.465

Our services / Distribution agreement

Many producers work with distributors to achieve greater market penetration.

Distributors have the market knowledge to penetrate a specific geographic region or serve a specific class of purchaser. The distributor or reseller buys the products wholesale (at a discount) and sells the products to its clients on its own account and risk.

The elements to be addressed in a distribution agreement are as follows:

  • Which region is the distributor authorized to serve?
  • Is the agreement an exclusive agreement, i.e. are other distributors allowed to operate in that region as well?
  • What fee will the distributor receive and how is it determined?
  • Is the agent permitted to offer minimum prices or are there discount limits?
  • How should the distributor use the product brand name? Can a distributor register a domain name containing a brand name, for instance?
  • Who will provide support and assist clients in the event there are problems with the products?

A distribution agreement specifically for software is possible as well. In legal terms, this is also referred to as a sub-licensing agreement. The distributor receives a license to sell licenses or sublicenses to purchasers. The distributor may also be authorized to grant licenses as an agent for the software producer.


Send an e-mail to: or call us at: +32 (0)2 535 77 55. You can also use the form below: one of our legal advisors will get back to you very soon.


  • Your personal information will only be used to contact you as requested by you. Please read the privacy statement for more information.

Similar services

  • Legal advice

    The specialised advisors at Legal ICT have many years of experience with Internet technology and its legal aspects.

  • Software patents in Europe

    Patenting software? Yes, that’s possible – although the rules are strict these days, especially in Europe but also in the USA after the Alice ruling of the Supreme Court.