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This royalty agreement template governs the payment of royalties to an individual or organization.

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Royalty Agreement Template

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This royalty agreement is made on [Document.CreatedDate] between the following parties:

  1. [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName] (herein referred to as Grantor)

  2. [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName] (herein referred to as Grantee).

Whereas, the Grantor owns and holds the rights to grant an interest in (Property type) (hereinafter referred to as Property), the Grantee has expressed an interest to make use of the Grantor's property for (Time.Period) by paying a percentage of the Grantee’s profits as royalty for the property, as well as any agreed upon lump sums included in this royalty agreement.

Therefore, both parties are in agreement to the following terms and conditions:


The Granter, upon entering into this agreement will grant the Grantee rights to the Property for use both in the United States and abroad for a period of (Number of years) years.

Grantor's Representations and Warranties

The Grantor hereby represents and warrants that they are the owner of the Property listed and have all the needed rights to enter into this royalty agreement as well as grant the appropriate licenses to the Grantee.

Upon signing this royalty agreement, the Grantor agrees to deliver any and all needed documents related to the Property to the Grantee for the agreed upon term.

In the instance of a breach of this agreement, the Grantor agrees to hold the Grantee harmless of any loss, damages, or injuries that may incur.

​Grantees Representations and Warranties

The Grantee agrees that, during the term of this agreement, all property included will be held in confidence and with the same regard as the Grantee would hold personal proprietary information.

​In the instance of any action occurring that may threaten the confidentiality of the Grantor's property, the Grantee shall notify the Grantor immediately and work to resolve any such breach.

If the Grantee's negligence should cause any injury, loss, or damage to personnel or the property, the Grantee agrees to hold harmless the Grantor and will seek to remedy the situation.


As full considerations for the rights and licenses granted to the Grantee, by the Grantor, the Grantee has offered to pay the following royalties for the permission and use of the listed properties:

  1. Lump Sum: (LumpSum.Total)

  2. Ongoing Net Profits: (NetProfit.Percentage)%

Payment conditions are as follows: No later than two business days following (i) the date [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName] files its Earnings Report for each Quarter of its fiscal year. The deadline for the same will be sixty (60) days after the last day of Quarter 1, 2 and 3. For the 4th Quarter, the deadline will be extended to one hundred and twenty (120) days. (ii) the day that [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName] receives funds for the royalty due [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName] for the applicable Quarter, [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName]shall pay to [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName] the royalty for such Quarter. On the same day Grantee makes a royalty payment, [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName] shall deliver to [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName]a written statement showing all Net Sales during such Quarter and [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName]’s computation of the royalty for such Quarter. 

All royalty payments shall be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the account [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName], as Grantor, previously designated in writing to [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName] as the recipient location [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName]expects to receive royalties paid. 

For each new or additional account(s) that [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName], as Grantor, authorizes to receive payments from Grantee, [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName]​ shall designate the account information in writing to [Grantee.FirstName]m[Grantee.LastName], as Grantee, at least five business days prior to the date such royalty payment shall be due. 

[Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName]may withhold from any payment of royalty taxes that Grantee is required to withhold that are levied upon the royalty by the United States or any individual State thereof, provided that [Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName] shall deliver to [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName]copies of the filed tax return reporting such payments and official receipts (or such other evidence of payment reasonably acceptable to [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName]), giving evidence that the payment was, in fact, received by the applicable government authority.

Intellectual Property

[Grantee.FirstName] agrees and understands that all patents, trademarks, licenses, copyrights, and intellectual property, developed by [Grantor.FirstName], for this project or otherwise, belong to [Grantor.FirstName], and [Grantee.FirstName] has only been licensed the rights to use it for (Insert Timeline).

[Grantee.FirstName], as Grantee, agrees to send [Grantor.FirstName], as Grantor, the royalties [Grantor.FirstName] due arising from any commercial or non-commercial use of Grantor’s product from (Insert Date) to (Insert Date). Any use of [Grantor.FirstName]’s product that does not fall within that timeline will be classified as illegal use, and [Grantor.FirstName] has the full rights to:

  1. Demand compensation for it, and/or

  2. Request legal remedies

[Grantee.FirstName][Grantee.LastName] further agrees that [Grantor.FirstName][Grantor.LastName] can undertake any and all remedies as available in the jurisdiction of (State), (Country). 

[Grantor.FirstName] also reserves the right to deny permission, even within the timeline of the current contract, for use of their product, if [Grantee.FirstName] plans to use it for illegal, unethical, or immoral purposes. 

If the product is used without [Grantor.FirstName]’s permission during such situations, [Grantor.FirstName] will not be held accountable for any liabilities or damages. Additionally, [Grantor.FirstName] also holds the right to seek legal remedy for any duress, defamation, or threat occurring from unauthorized use of the product.

​Net Profits

Net profits shall, for the sake of this royalty agreement, be considered the total profits obtained by the Grantee during the term of this agreement through the use of the Grantor's property after the following expenses have been paid:

  • All costs regarding manufacturing and marketing

  • All general and overhead expenses, including taxes and fees

Any additional fees as listed below:

Royalty Payouts

The Grantee agrees to track all proceeds and products as well as provide the Grantor with a summary of all the above items on a monthly basis, inclusive of any royalty totals due for the month.

The Grantor shall, once per year, be permitted to conduct an unannounced audit of all royalties owed and all royalties paid, as well as all inventory.

This audit will be at the expense of the Grantor unless any fault is found during the audit. In the instance of a breach or fault found, the Grantee will become responsible for the fees and costs associated with the audit.


Except in the instance of a breach of this agreement, neither party shall be held liable for any injuries, loss, damages, or costs any third party individuals may incur from this royalty agreement resulting from the other parties' actions.

The Grantor does hereby agree to defend, indemnify, reimburse and hold harmless the Grantee, its officers, directors, members, managers, shareholders, employees, and their successors and assigns (collectively, the “Grantee Indemnified Parties”), and each of them, from and against any and all Losses that the Grantee Indemnified Parties may sustain, suffer or incur as a result of a breach of this Agreement by the Grantor or arising from any inspection conducted as per the provisions of sections (insert section number) or (insert section number), except to the extent that the same are caused by the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of the Grantor. 

To the extent that Grantee's negligence is the cause of any personal injury or property damage suffered by Grantee, any of their affiliates or subsidiaries, and/or any of their respective employees in the course of using the Property hereunder, Grantee hereby indemnifies Grantor and shall hold Grantor harmless against any such claims, demands, or losses for personal injury or property damage in the course of using the Property.

Representation and Warranty

Grantee shall, for a period described above from the effective date of this Agreement, maintain the Property in confidence, exercising the same degree of care Grantee exercises with respect to Grantee's own proprietary information.

In the event Grantee becomes aware of any act or event which has or may have the effect of compromising the confidentiality with regard to the Property, such as a court order requiring Grantee to produce documentation with regard to the Property, Grantee shall promptly notify Grantor thereof and consult with Grantor with respect to the manner in which such compromise can be mitigated.


The Grantee understands they may become aware of information that, if made public, could have a negative impact on the Grantor. Under this understanding, the Grantee agrees to keep all information made available to themselves or anyone representing them confidential.

This confidentiality clause will remain in effect even if termination, cancellation, or completion of this royalty agreement occurs.


At any time during this agreement, either party may, with written notification, request to terminate this agreement. Such termination will only be valid if the other party has given the notice at least thirty (30) days in advance. 

The following may terminate this agreement immediately:

  • Breach of contract

  • Bankruptcy

  • Failure to comply with confidentiality terms

Aside from these reasons, either party may terminate this agreement at their own discretion if they no longer wish to collaborate with the other party. In the case of a breach of contract, or failure to comply with confidentiality terms, or due to any harassment claims, the agreement may be terminated without any advance notice. 


Neither of the parties involved in this royalty agreement shall be assigned any tasks without prior notification and approval.

Any assignments that do not undergo the above actions will be deemed void.


If at any point one or more terms and conditions within this royalty agreement are deemed to be unenforceable or void, the parties agree to substitute a similar term or condition to replace the defective one.


The failure to enforce or uphold any aspect of this royalty agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other aspect of the agreement.

​Governing Law

This royalty agreement shall be under the jurisdiction of (Grantee.State) and any legal proceedings shall take place as such.


Any and all notifications regarding this royalty agreement shall be delivered either in person, via courier, or via certified mail to the addresses listed below:

Grantee: [Grantee.StreetAddress], [Grantee.City], [Grantee.State], [Grantee.PostalCode].

Granter: [Grantor.StreetAddress], [Grantor.City], [Grantor.State], [Grantor.PostalCode].

​Entire Agreement

This royalty agreement, as well as any exhibits attached, shall, for all considerations, be the entire agreement for the properties listed.

Furthermore, this royalty agreement will take precedence over any and all previous agreements, including, but not limited to, any oral or written agreements between the parties.


Both parties understand and agree to the terms and conditions of this royalty agreement. By signing electronically below, both parties acknowledge receipt and understanding of this agreement.





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