THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT dated for reference the 4th day of April, 2013.
BRANDSEED GROUP, LLC., a Virginia corporation
(herein called Licensor)
HARBOR ISLAND DEVELOPMENT CORP., a Nevada corporation
(herein called Licensee)
The Licensor has certain proprietary transactional direct marketing strategies and systems. This software, along with all associated websites, peripheries, libriaries, modules as well as associated source code and object code is hereby referred to as the Software.
The Software is designated herein as constituting the Intellectual Property rights concerned by the present license agreement. The know-how that the Licensor has developed concerning the Software is not within the licensed Intellectual Property rights (herein called the IP Rights).
The Licensor has agreed to grant the Licensee the exclusive right to use the IP Rights under the terms and conditions as set forth in this License Agreement and produce and distribute the Software on a worldwide basis.
NOW THEREFORE in consideration of the premises and the respective covenants, agreements representations, warranties and indemnities of the parties herein contained and for other good and valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged) the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
For the purposes of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms will have the respective meanings set out below and grammatical variations of such terms will have corresponding meanings:
Business Day means any day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday in New York;
Closing means the completion of the transactions contemplated in this Licence Agreement;
Closing Date means such date as the Licensor and the Licensee may mutually determine;
IP Rights has the meaning as ascribed in the whereas Clause B above.
Currency. Unless otherwise indicated, all dollar amounts in this License Agreement are expressed in United States funds.
Sections and Headings. The division of this License Agreement into Articles, sections and subsections and the insertion of headings are for convenience of reference only and will not affect the interpretation of this License Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, any reference in this License Agreement to an Article, section, subsection or Schedule refers to the specified Article, section or subsection of or Schedule to this License Agreement.
Number, Gender and Persons. In this License Agreement, words importing the singular number only will include the plural and vice versa, words importing gender will include all genders and words importing persons will include individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, trusts, unincorporated organizations, governmental bodies and other legal or business entities of any kind whatsoever.
Accounting Principles. Except as otherwise stated, any reference in this License Agreement to generally accepted accounting principles refers to generally accepted accounting principles that have been established in the United States of America, including those approved from time to time by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or any successor body thereto.
Entire Agreement. This License Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether written or oral. There are no conditions, covenants, agreements, representations, warranties or other provisions, express or implied, collateral, statutory or otherwise, relating to the subject matter hereof except as herein provided.
Time of Essence. Time will be of the essence of this License Agreement.
Applicable Law. This License Agreement will be construed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with, and the respective rights and obligations of the parties will be governed by, the laws of Nevada. All claim demands, disputes, controversies, differences, or misunderstandings between the Parties relating to this Agreement shall be settled by arbitration before one arbitrator to be appointed in accordance with rules governing the American Arbitration Association, such proceeding to be held in Nevada and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Amendments and Waivers. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this License Agreement will be binding on either party unless consented to in writing by such party. No waiver of any provision of this License Agreement will constitute a waiver of any other provision, nor will any waiver constitute a continuing waiver unless otherwise provided.
GRANT OF LICENSE
The Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee, effective as of the Closing Date and for a period of five (5) years an exclusive worldwide license to use the Software and IP Rights for a consideration of the License Fee defined in Article 5 hereafter (the License).
The License Agreement will take effect immediately upon the execution of this Agreement.
The Licensee agrees to assist the Licensor in recording this License Agreement with appropriate government authorities where such recording is required by law or regulation or where such recording is permitted or desired by the Licensor.
The Licensor undertakes, for a period of ten years from the signature of the License Agreement, to keep in force the existing trademark registrations in the countries where they were filed, as applicable.
USE OF LICENSE
Licensee acknowledges and agrees that, as between the parties to this License Agreement and subject to the rights and licenses granted herein, Licensor is, and at all times shall remain, the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest, throughout the world, in and to all IP Rights, and any copies of the IP Rights, whether made on or behalf of Licensor or Licensee.
In addition to License Fee, and provided that Licensee makes all payments due under Section 5.1, Licensee shall be entitled to purchase all rights, title and interest in and to the Software and IP Rights for a lump sum payment of $100,000 at anytime during which this Agreement is in effect.
RIGHT OF FIRST PURCHASE
The Licensor shall give the Licensee a first right of purchase for the IP Rights, and the associated technology for so long as this License Agreement is in effect, in the event that:
the Licensor, or a majority interest in the Licensor, is sold,
the Licensor intends to sell the IP Rights, and the associated technology or
the Licensor effects any:
sale of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions,
tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Licensor or any or another entity) is completed pursuant to which the Licensors shareholders are permitted to tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property,
the Licensee or the majority interest in the Licensee is being acquired by a company in which the present shareholders of the Licensee are not part of.
However, clauses (iii) and (iv) above will only be applicable if the available shares pursuant to the tender offer or exchange offer represent more than the majority of the shares of the Licensor.
(collectively, the ROFP Events).
The right of first purchase may be exercised by the Licensee within 30 days following notice of a ROFP Event by notifying the Licensor in writing. The purchase price of the IP Rights and the associated technology shall be the aggregate amount due under Section 5 ..
TERMINATION AND EXTENSION
Except as otherwise provided in Section 2.6, this License Agreement shall terminate automatically at the end of the term specified in Section 2.1.
The Licence Agreement will be terminated if a bankruptcy proceeding is filed against the Licensee.
INDEMNIFICATION, REMEDIES, SURVIVAL
For the purposes of this Section 8 terms Loss and Losses mean any and all demands, claims, actions or causes of action, assessments, losses, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including without limitation, interest, penalties, fines and reasonable attorneys, accountants and other professional fees and expenses, but excluding any indirect, consequential or punitive damages suffered by Licensor or Licensee including damages for lost profits or lost business opportunities.
Agreement of Licensor to Indemnify
Licensor will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, to the full extent of the law, for a period of three years from the termination of the License Agreement, the Licensee and its shareholders from, against, and in respect of any and all Losses asserted against, relating to, imposed upon, or incurred by the Licensee and its shareholders by reason of, resulting from, based upon or arising out of:
the breach by Licensor of any representation or warranty of Licensor contained in or made pursuant to this License Agreement, any Licensor document or any certificate or other instrument delivered pursuant to this License Agreement; or
the breach or partial breach by Licensor of any covenant or agreement of Licensor made in or pursuant to this License Agreement, any Licensor document or any certificate or other instrument delivered pursuant to this License Agreement.
Agreement of Licensee to Indemnify
Licensee will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, to the full extent of the law, for a period of three years from the termination of this License Agreement, the Licensor from, against, for, and in respect of any and all Losses asserted against, relating to, imposed upon, or incurred by Licensor by reason of, resulting from, based upon or arising out of:
the breach by Licensee of any representation or warranty of Licensee contained in or made pursuant to this License Agreement, any Licensee document or any certificate or other instrument delivered pursuant to this License Agreement; or
the breach or partial breach by Licensee of any covenant or agreement of Licensee made in or pursuant to this Agreement, any Licensee document or any certificate or other instrument delivered pursuant to this License Agreement.
The Licensor represents and warrants to the Licensee, with the intent that the Licensee will rely thereon in entering into this License Agreement and in concluding the transactions contemplated hereby, as follows:
Licensor warrants that to the best of its knowledge the use of the IP Rights as intended through this License Agreement, does not infringe upon the rights of third parties;
Licensor warrants that to the best of its knowledge the IP Rights is valid, maintained and enforceable towards third parties worldwide and that the IP Rights shall be properly maintained during the term of this License Agreement.
the execution and delivery of this License Agreement and the completion of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly and validly authorized by all necessary limited liability company action on the part of the Licensor, and this License Agreement constitutes a valid and binding obligation of the Licensor enforceable against the Licensor in accordance with its terms; except as enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency and other laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and except that equitable remedies may be granted only in the discretion of a court of competent jurisdiction;
neither the execution and delivery of this License Agreement nor the performance of the Licensors obligations hereunder will:
violate or constitute default under any order, decree, judgment, statute, by-law, rule, regulation, or restriction applicable to the Licensor, the IP Rights, or any contract, agreement, instrument, covenant, mortgage, or security, to which the Licensor is a party or which are binding upon the Licensor,
to the knowledge of the Licensor, result in any fees, duties, taxes, assessments, penalties or other amounts becoming due or payable by the Licensee under any sales tax legislation.
give rise to the creation or imposition of any encumbrance on the IP Rights,
violate or constitute default under any license, permit, approval, consent or authorization held by the Licensor, or
violate or trigger any liability on behalf of the Licensee pursuant to any legislation governing the licensing of the IP Rights by the Licensor;
the Licensor owns and possesses and has good and marketable title to the IP Rights free and clear of all encumbrances of every kind and nature whatsoever;
no person other than the Licensee has any written or oral agreement or option or any right or privilege (whether by law, pre-emptive or contractual) capable of becoming an agreement or option for the purchase or acquisition from the Licensor of any of the IP Rights;
There are no actions, suits, proceedings, investigations, complaints, orders, directives, or notices of defect or noncompliance by or before any court, governmental or domestic commission, department, board, tribunal, or authority, or administrative, licensing, or regulatory agency, body, or officer issued, pending, or to the best of the Licensors knowledge threatened against or affecting the Licensor or in respect of the IP Rights;
there is no requirement applicable to the Licensor to make any filing with, give any notice to or to obtain any license, permit, certificate, registration, authorization, consent or approval of, any governmental or regulatory authority as a condition to the lawful consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, or that relate solely to the identity of the Licensee or the nature of any business carried on by the Licensee;
REPRESENTATIONS OF THE LICENSEE
The Licensee represents and warrants to the Licensor as follows, with the intent that the Licensor will rely thereon in entering into this License Agreement and in concluding the transactions contemplated hereby, that:
the Licensee is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of the State of Nevada and has the power, authority, and capacity to enter into this License Agreement and to carry out its terms;
the execution and delivery of this License Agreement and the completion of the transactions contemplated hereby has been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Licensee, and this Agreement constitutes a valid and binding obligation of the Licensee enforceable against the Licensee in accordance with its terms; except as enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency and other laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and except that equitable remedies may be granted only in the discretion of a court of competent jurisdiction;
there is no requirement for the Licensee to make any filing with, give any notice to or obtain any license, permit, certificate, registration, authorization, consent or approval of, any government or regulatory authority as a condition to the lawful consummation of the transactions contemplated by this License Agreement;
neither the execution and delivery of this License Agreement nor the performance of the Licensees obligations hereunder will violate or constitute a default under the constating documents, by-laws, or articles of the Licensee, any order, decree, judgment, statute, by-law, rule, regulation, or restriction applicable to the Licensee, or any contract, agreement, instrument, covenant, mortgage or security to which the Licensee is a party or which are binding upon the Licensee;
The License Fee to be issued to the Licensor under this Agreement will, when so issued, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid, non-assessable, free of any encumbrances and not subject to any preemptive rights or rights of first refusal created by statute or the charter documents or Bylaws of Licensee or any agreement to which Licensee is a party or is bound and will be issued in compliance with federal and state securities laws; and
Except as disclosed in the Licensee SEC documents, (i) there are no actions, suits, proceedings, investigations, complaints, orders, directives, or notices of defect or non-compliance by or before any court, governmental or domestic commission, department, board, tribunal, or authority, or administrative, licensing, or regulatory agency, body, or officer issued, pending, or to the best of the Licensees knowledge threatened against or affecting the Licensee; and (ii) the Licensee is in compliance in all material respects with all applicable laws applicable to Licensee and its business.
The Licensee will use its reasonable best efforts to ensure the commercial success of the Software during the life of this License Agreement.
The representations, warranties, covenants, and agreements of the Licensor contained herein and those contained in the documents and instruments delivered pursuant hereto or in connection herewith will survive the Closing Date and the term of this License Agreement, and notwithstanding the completion of the transactions contemplated hereby, the waiver of any condition contained herein (unless such waiver expressly releases the Licensor of such representation, warranty, covenant, or agreement), or any investigation by the Licensee, same will remain in full force and effect.
The representations, warranties, covenants, and agreements of the Licensee contained herein and those contained in the documents and instruments delivered pursuant hereto or in connection herewith will survive the Closing Date and the term of this License Agreement, and notwithstanding the completion of the transactions contemplated hereby, the waiver of any condition contained herein (unless such waiver expressly releases the Licensee of such representation, warranty, covenant, or agreement), or any investigation by the Licensor, same will remain in full force and effect.
From time to time subsequent to the Closing Date, the parties covenant and agree, at the expense of the requesting party, to promptly execute and deliver all such further documents and instruments and do all such further acts and things as may be required to carry out the full intent and meaning of this Agreement and to effect the transactions contemplated hereby.
This Agreement may not be assigned by any party hereto without the prior written consent of the other parties hereto.
SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
This Agreement will enure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which will be deemed to be an original and all of which will together constitute one and the same instrument.
Any notice required or permitted to be given under this Agreement will be in writing and may be given by personal service or by prepaid registered mail, and addressed to the proper party at such address as specified by each of the Parties hereto. Any notice sent by registered mail as aforesaid will be deemed conclusively to have been effectively given on the fifth business day after posting; but if at the time of posting or between the time of posting and the third business day thereafter there is a strike, lockout or other labour disturbance affecting postal service, then such notice will not be effectively given until actually received. Any notice transmitted by electronic facsimile will be deem conclusively to have been effectively given if evidence of receipt is obtained before 5:00 p.m. (recipients time) on a Business Day, and otherwise on the Business Day next following the date evidence of receipt of transmission is obtained by the sender.
TENDER AND EXTENSIONS
Tender may be made upon the Licensor or Licensee or upon the solicitors for the Licensor or Licensee and such solicitors are expressly authorized by their respective clients to confirm extensions of the Closing Date.
This Agreement is dated for reference as of the date first above written, but will become binding as of the date of execution and delivery by all parties hereto and subject to compliance with the terms and conditions hereof, the transfer and possession of the Business Assets will be deemed to take effect as at the close of business on the Closing Date. References herein to the date of the Agreement or to the date hereof shall be deemed to mean the date set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have executed and delivered these presents on the dates indicated below.
BRANDSEED GROUP, LLC.
/s/ Chuck Anton
HARBOR ISLAND DEVELOPMENT CORP.
/s/ Chuck Anton