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2023 Getting to market: Sales and distribution agreements

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate |  Commercial / Collections / Consumer
Audio and Video


Recording available after original program date, 8/8/2023.

A product is only as successful as its distribution, only as profitable as it reaches the widest market possible.  Most suppliers of goods rely on distributors to reach the market. Distributor agreements can come in a multitude of types, including wholesale and retail distribution agreements. These agreements encompass a series of intricately interrelated provisions about the scope of products, the scope of the territory involved, exclusivity, pricing control, support in the form of marketing and training, supply guarantees, and much more.  Success for both the supplier and the distributor depends on a thoughtfully planned and drafted agreement.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting the most essential provisions of distributor agreement.

•    Understanding distributor and supplier objectives – and how they can be harmonized
•    Legal framework of distributor agreements
•    Products covered and how they are defined and altered over time
•    Exclusivity – territory and products
•    Support – training, advertising, promotion
•    Supply guarantees, timeliness of performance
•    Pricing – who controls and antitrust considerations

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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