This article is part of a series on drafting tips for contract clauses.
A "rights granted" clause defines the rights granted to a licensee to use or deal with certain property. It can be very broad (eg all rights in a work) or very narrow (eg television broadcast rights in a particular territory for a particular duration).
This article focuses on rights granted clauses for intellectual property ("IP"). The legal rights granted may be in one area of IP law, or in a combination.
The rights granted may be a right of copyright in a work, a registered trade mark right, a right to patented technology, a right over a registered design, a right over a plant variety or consent regarding use of confidential information.