The distribution agreement may include conditions which require the marketing or advertising of the goods. An agreement between the parties is not required in writing. The agreement can be oral or implied. The methods of adequate protection of any type of intellectual property are different and will most certainly be different in international distribution and licensing agreements (the duration of copyright for industrial designs varies considerably from country to country and, in some countries, there is no copyright protection). Before preparing a licensing agreement, we evaluate your business model to ensure that your business model is not covered by the Franchise Code of Conduct (the Code) as you do not want to accidentally franchise. . . .