Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Licensee Definition:

The recipient or beneficiary of a license to use something.

Related Terms: Independent Contractor, Franchisee, License, Licensor, Tenant

A person to whom a license has been granted to use someone else's specified thing such as a building, a piece of land or intellectual property.

Social or dinner guests in someone else's home (social guests) are generally licensees as are persons browsing through products in a store or a shopping mall.

The legal arrangement by which this occurs is called a license.

The person with the ownership rights which are voluntarily compromised by extending the license, is called a licensor.

Governments often allow certain registered individuals the privilege of certain conduct such as driving a vehicle or selling alcohol by issuing proof of such authority, called a license, failing which the activity is unlawful. In these cases, the bearer of such certificates are called licensee.

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