17. Counterparties This agreement can be signed in two counterparts, each being considered original and the two together form an agreement. Your relationship with the receiving party is usually defined by the agreement you sign. For example, an employment, licensing or investment agreement. For a stranger, it may seem like you have a different relationship, for example. B a partnership or joint venture. It is possible that an unscrupulous company will try to take advantage of this appearance and make a third-party deal. In other words, the receiving party can claim to be your partner to gain an advantage from a distributor or a sub-licensed. In order to avoid liability for such a situation, most agreements contain a provision such as this, which excludes any provision other than that defined in the agreement. We recommend that you include such a provision and ensure that it is adapted to the agreement. If you use it z.B in an employment contract, remove the reference to employees. If you use it in a partnership agreement, you insert the reference to partners, etc. In the process of negotiating and drafting the contract, you and the other party can make oral or written statements.

Some of these statements manage to enter into the final agreement. Others don`t. The integration rule verifies that the version you signed is the final version and that none of you can rely on instructions that have been made in the past. That`s right! In the absence of an integration rule, it is possible that each party may assert rights on the basis of promises made prior to the signing of the agreement. The period is often a matter of negotiation. You, as a revealing party, generally want an open period without borders; recipients want a short period of time. With respect to personnel and subcontracts, the term is often unlimited or ends only when trade secrecy is made public. Five years is a common term in confidentiality agreements that involve trade and product negotiations, although many companies insist on two or three years.

9. non-competition clause; Protecting the company.