GS1 SINGAPORE GRANT OF LICENSE AGREEMENT – TERMS & CONDITIONS
SECTION 1 – DEFINITIONS
1 DEFINITIONS 2
1.1 Unless expressly provided for otherwise, in this Agreement, the following words shall have the following meanings:-
(a) GS1 AISBL – refers to an international non-profit association registered in Belgium, with offices at Avenue Louise 326, box 10, 1050 Brussels (Enterprise Number 419.640.608).
(b) GS1 Singapore – means GS1 Singapore Limited (Co. Registration No. 200720720G), a company incorporated in the Republic of Singapore with its office at 2985, Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159457.
(c) GS1 Singapore Registered User Application – means an application to be a licensed user of GS1 uses, applications or services through an application form either in hardcopy or through the website www.gs1.org.sg
(d) GS1 Singapore Identification (ID) Keys - means the GS1 Singapore Company Prefix and associated range of identification numbers that are issued to Licensee by GS1 Singapore.
(e) Bar Code Symbols - means the GS1 Data Carriers designed to carry the GS1 ID Keys and other attribute information, including RFID.
(f) weCATALOG – previously known as National Electronic Product Catalogue (NEPC)
(g) GST - means the Goods and Services Tax.
(h) GTIN - means Global Trade Item Number.
(i) License - means the License granted by GS1 Singapore to Licensee to use the GS1 Singapore ID Keys.
(j) License Agreement - means this License Agreement
(k) GS1 Singapore Registered User Original Certificate – means a document that is issued to the Licensee in hard copy or electronic copy for validation as a GS1 Singapore registered user.
(l) Licensee – means the person, company, corporation or other legal entity who has applied to GS1 Singapore to be, and whom GS1 Singapore has accepted, as the registered user of GS1 Singapore and GS1 Singapore ID Keys, where such person, company, corporation or other legal entity have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of this License Agreement.
(m) License Fee - means the annual fee payable by Licensee to GS1 Singapore as specified in the GS1 Singapore website
(n) Party – means a party to this License Agreement, who is either GS1 Singapore or the Licensee. Collectively, GS1 Singapore and the Licensee are referred to as “Parties” in this Agreement.
(o) Products - means the goods or services manufactured, distributed, packaged and/or sold by Licensee.
(p) RFID – means Radio-Frequency Identification
(q) Services – means the services provided by GS1 Singapore to the Licensee in connection with the Licensee’s use of the GS1 Singapore Identification Keys and Bar Code Symbols.
(r) Trade Marks - means the trademarks and all other intellectual property associated with GS1 Singapore and/or the GS1 standards and system.
1.2. Unless the context otherwise requires, the singular includes the plural and vice versa and words importing any gender includes all other genders.
1.3. A reference in this Agreement to:
(a) a “person” includes an individual, a sole proprietorship, partnership;
(b) “time” refers to the local time in Singapore; and
(c) “dollars” or “$” refers to the lawful currency of Republic of Singapore.
1.4. Clause headings are for convenience only and have no effect on the construction, interpretation or meaning of the Agreement.
SECTION 2 – FEES & CHARGES
APPLICATION FEE – This is membership type dependent. For more information, please refer to GS1 Singapore website at https://www.gs1.org.sg/
ANNUAL LICENSE FEE – This is membership type dependent and is based on the Licensee’s Issued Capital or any revised rates from time to time. For more information, please refer to GS1 Singapore website at https://www.gs1.org.sg/
DEPOSIT – Same amount as the Annual License Fee and is refundable on termination of membership. See Clause 10.3 of Section 3 herein.
ANNUAL SURCHARGE –– This is a recurrent annual surcharge payable based on the Licensee’s GS1 Singapore Identification (ID) Keys range (number of barcodes). For more information, please refer to GS1 Singapore website at https://www.gs1.org.sg/
All fees and charges are quoted inclusive of goods and services tax unless otherwise stated in this Agreement. Licensee shall pay GS1 Singapore the amount of such goods and services tax in respect of all sums payable to GS1 Singapore hereunder.
(a) The Application Fee, Deposit, Annual License Fee and Annual Surcharge (if applicable) are to be paid upon joining as a registered user of GS1 Singapore. For the avoidance of doubt, the Application Fee, Annual License Fee and Annual Surcharge (if applicable) are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
(b) Subsequently, GS1 Singapore will render an invoice for the Annual License Fee and Annual Surcharge (if applicable) to the Licensee at the start of each calendar year. The Annual License Fee and Annual Surcharge (if applicable) will be deducted from the Licensee’s designated bank account through the Interbank GIRO payment system on the date as stated in GS1 Singapore’s invoice (“GIRO Deduction”).
(c) GS1 Singapore may, from time to time, increase the Annual License Fee and Annual Surcharge in accordance with this Agreement.
(d) In the event that the GIRO Deduction is unsuccessful for whatsoever reason, GS1 Singapore may charge interest for any overdue amount, calculated at the rate of 15% per annum or such other rates as determined by GS1 Singapore from time to time on a daily basis, beginning from the day after the unsuccessful GIRO deduction up till and including the date of GS1 Singapore’s receipt of payment of the Annual License Fee. In addition, a late payment fee of $108.00 w/GST is also payable. For the avoidance of doubt, the annual license upon renewal runs from the date of the invoice for renewal and not when the money is finally received by GS1 Singapore.
(e) Change of Entity’s Transfer of Entity: An Administration Fee of $108.00 w/GST and a Deposit would be imposed for the change of the Licensee’s name. The change of the Licensee’s name may be allowed by GS1 Singapore at its sole discretion in situations where such a change of name does not affect the ownership of the entity.
Change of Entity’s Name or Transfer of Entity: Licensee is to return GS1 Singapore Registered User Original Certificate (if applicable).
GS1 Singapore reserves the right to impose an administration fee of $27.00 w/GST due to the loss of, non-return or replacement of the GS1 Singapore Registered User Original Certificate (Hard Copy if applicable).
(h) The payment of Annual License Fee after the initial 12 months shall be conducted through the Interbank GIRO payment system. At the time of the application for GS1 Singapore registered user, Licensee must complete and submit the Interbank GIRO Application Form.
SECTION 3 – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1 GRANT OF LICENSE
Subject to the payment of the License Fee and to the terms and conditions stated herein, GS1 Singapore grants Licensee a non-exclusive and non-transferable License to use the GS1 Singapore Identification Keys and Bar Code Symbols in connection with the supply and sale of the Licensee’s Products in Singapore and overseas markets.
The License shall commence on the date on which GS1 Singapore notifies the Licensee in writing of its acceptance of Licensee’s GS1 Singapore Registered User Application (the “Commencement Date”) and shall continue for the duration of the calendar year (January to December of every year). This License Agreement shall be auto renewed annually, subject to Licensee’s compliance with the terms of this Agreement including but not limited to the prompt payment of the annual License Fee or until the License Agreement is terminated under Clause 9 of Section 3 herein.
3 UNDERTAKING OF LICENSEE
Licensee fully recognizes and unconditionally accepts that GS1 Singapore is the owner of the License and only GS1 Singapore has the authority to issue the License to Licensee. In this connection, Licensee accepts the Terms and Conditions upon which GS1 Singapore grants the Licensee the License and fully agrees to waive its rights to contest them in any legal or court proceedings regarding any issue that may arise from the said Terms and Conditions hereafter.
3.1. Licensee must:
(a) not at any time during the term of the License, or at any time after its termination, do or commit to do anything whereby GS1 Singapore’s goodwill, trade or business may be prejudicially affected or brought into disrepute.
(b) comply with the technical standards set out in the GS1 Singapore manuals/guidelines and such other directions as GS1 Singapore may implement from time to time.
3.2. Upon termination, Licensee shall provide details of and is obliged to assist in the identification of GS1 Singapore ID Keys and Bar Codes issued to them (which may still be in circulation).
3.3. Licensee warrants that it has obtained all the requisite approvals and licenses to operate its business activities and that the manufacture, distribution, packaging and/or sale of its Products are in accordance with applicable laws. If Licensee acts on behalf of (e.g. as an agent, distributor, content provider) a Principal Data Provider (e.g. a manufacturer) to create, maintain, manage and/or deliver its Principal Data Provider’s Data, Licensee must be able to demonstrate its authority to provide Principal Data Provider’s Data for the purpose and grant the license set out in this agreement at all times and on GS1 Singapore’s request.
3.4. To facilitate trading collaboration, it is mandatory for Licensee to upload and list their product attributes information accurately and completely into weCATALOG before the product goes into the market. This applies to all products carrying GS1 ID keys. Failure to comply can lead to termination or non-renewal of license by GS1 Singapore.
4 USE OF GS1 SINGAPORE ID KEYS, BAR CODE SYMBOLS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
(a) may use only the GS1 Singapore ID Keys issued to Licensee by GS1 Singapore.
(b) must not sell, transfer or assign (or attempt to sell, transfer or assign) the GS1 Singapore ID Keys or the related intellectual property rights issued to Licensee by GS1 Singapore;
(c) must not use any numbers that replicate or pass off as the GS1 Singapore numbering system;
(d) must only use the GS1 Singapore ID Keys issued to Licensee in connection with the manufacture, sale and identification of Licensee’s Products;
(e) must not alter the GS1 Singapore ID Keys licensed to Licensee in any way;
(f) must make declaration to GS1 Singapore when using GS1 Singapore ID Key as unique device identification (“UDI”) for medical device and in which country the related product is or will be marketed. Reference to APPENDIX 1: Unique Device Identification (UDI)
(g) recognise and accept GS1 Singapore’s title to the GS1 Singapore ID Keys and the related intellectual property rights and must not at any time do or allow to be done any act or thing which may in any way impair such rights;
(h) must not permit any third party to use the GS1 Singapore ID Keys issued to Licensee;
(i) must ensure that the Products bear all proprietary notices that GS1 Singapore may require Licensee to put up from time to time;
(j) shall not re-use the Global Trade Item Identification Number (GTINs) for any new products.
(k) shall be responsible to ensure unique and permanent identification.
(l) shall be required to comply with GS1 Standards at all times.
4.2. GS1 Singapore may take any and all necessary action against the Licensee for unauthorised usage and distribution of the GS1 Singapore ID Keys, including but not limited to informing retailers of the unauthorised usage of GS1 Singapore ID keys and publishing such notification of unauthorised usage on GS1 Singapore’s website and weCATALOG.
4.3. GS1 Singapore conducts regular market surveillance to monitor proper deployment or detect unauthorised usage of GS1 Singapore ID keys. With reference to Clause 3.4 above, the surveillance will also be extended to detect GS1 Singapore ID keys that are being used in the market but not uploaded or listed in weCATALOG.
5 USE OF GS1 weCATALOG RIGHTS
The weCATALOG is a Singapore hosted electronic product catalogue providing quality product information including attributes and images from member companies for storage, reference, distribution, sharing between companies for trade facilitation including business matching. By using weCATALOG (including related sites, services, applications, and tools), Licensee agrees to the following terms and the general principles for the sites. The weCATALOG website is owned and operated by GS1 Singapore Limited (GS1 Singapore). Licensee accepts this User Agreement by clicking the Submit button when accessing weCATALOG for the first time.
5.2 User rights and obligations
Licensee acknowledges that Licensee is fully responsible for any submission Licensee makes, including the legality, accuracy, reliability, appropriateness, originality and non-copyright infringement of any such material. GS1 Singapore does not assure the confidentiality of any submission Licensee makes. Licensee may not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through the weCATALOG site, any content that violates any of the Usage Rules listed below.
Reference to Clause 3.4, for all product attribute information and materials including images submitted to weCATALOG, Licensee consents and grants GS1 Singapore and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display such content throughout the world in any media. Licensee consents and grants GS1 Singapore and its affiliates the right to use the Licensee's name and the related particulars submitted, in connection with such content. All personal information provided via this Website will be handled in accordance with the site’s online Privacy Notice.
With respect to any materials including images, Licensee submits through the weCATALOG site (''User Content''):
(a) Licensee represents and warrants that Licensee owns, has obtained or otherwise control all necessary rights to grant the rights hereunder; that the User Content is accurate; that Licensee has not violated the section entitled ''Usage Rules'', below, and that, for image content submitted through the weCATALOG site, Licensee has the written consent or permission of each identifiable individual in such content to use his/her name and image.
(b) Licensee acknowledges that Licensee is solely responsible for any royalties or other payments due for use of the User Content;
(c) Licensee acknowledges that if the User Content is inappropriate in the sole discretion of GS1 Singapore, GS1 Singapore has the right to exclude such User Content from the site without any prior notice to Licensee.
(d) Licensee agrees that the images provided by the Licensee can be used by any of our site users or visitors for Non-Commercial purposes. This includes but is not limited to personal use, computer wallpaper/backgrounds, screensavers, educational use, research use, non-commercial website use and charity website use.
(e) Licensee agrees to let GS1 Singapore use all or any of Licensee contributed product information including images in any future product Licensee decides to sell in any form of storage media.
(f) Licensee gives GS1 Singapore permission to use the image(s) it provide(s) for any promotional purposes whatsoever, such as using the image(s) in its data feeds to other websites.
(g) GS1 Singapore reserves the right to restrict Licensee access to GS1 Singapore services and databases such as, but not limited to GS1 Registry, GEPIR or suspend access to its services, in the event the Licensee is not compliant with GS1 Singapore License Agreement. GS1 Singapore cannot be held responsible for consequences or conclusions drawn by third parties.
(h) Licensee understands that the data provided will be validated against and shall comply with the validation rules set out in the GS1 General Specifications, available via www.gs1.org/barcodes-epcrfid-id-keys/gs1-general-specifications, the Global Data Dictionary and any other technical specifications that may be implemented and/or as amended from time to time.
5.3. Usage rules
In connection with Licensee’s use of the weCATALOG, Licensee agrees:
(a) Not to submit or create any link to material that infringes the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or privacy, or any other proprietary or personal right of any third party; and not to submit or create a link to any material that is subject to any such right(s) unless Licensee is the owner of such right(s), or have first obtained from the owner of such right(s) all necessary rights and permissions to grant the rights in such materials the Licensee grant to GS1 Singapore under clause ''5.2. User Rights and Obligations'', above;
(b) Not to submit or create any link to material that is inappropriate unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, threatening, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable in the sole discretion of GS 1 Singapore;
(c) Not to make any personal attack on any person, firm or entity;
(d) Not to submit or create any link to material, or otherwise use the weCATALOG for any purpose that constitutes or encourages a criminal offence, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws;
(e) Not to misrepresent Licensee’s identity, or impersonate any party, including but not limited to misrepresenting Licensee’s current or previous positions, qualifications, or affiliations;
(f) Not to submit any material that the Licensee does not have the legal and/or beneficial right to disclose;
(g) Not to submit or create any link to any material that is intentionally false or misleading, or is potentially damaging or harmful;
(h) Not to advertise or engage in any form of marketing on this site or use user information obtained through this site for marketing or other commercial purposes, or use this site to post or transmit ''spam'', ''chain letters'', ''pyramid schemes'' or any other form of solicitation;
(i) Not to submit or create any link to any material that contains software viruses or any other malicious computer code or programs that may damage, destroy or interfere with the proper functioning of any software, hardware or systems;
(j) Not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of, or places an unreasonable burden on the infrastructure of the weCATALOG site, or that would damage, compromise the security of, or disrupt the weCATALOG site or any connected network;
(k) Not to use the weCATALOG site to collect personal information;
(l) Not to post or make available private information of any third party;
(m) Not to allow usage by others in such a way as to violate the terms of this License Agreement.
5.4 Trademarks and copyrights
The weCATALOG features trademarks, service marks and logos that are the property of GS1 Singapore and its affiliates or licensors. The site also may include trademarks, service marks or logos of other third parties. All of these trademarks, service marks and logos are the property of their respective owners, and Licensee agrees not to use them in any manner without the prior written permission of the applicable owner. The weCATALOG and all of its contents including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces and code, and the selection and arrangement thereof, is protected under the copyright laws of Singapore and other countries.
5.5 Monitoring and termination; repeat infringers
GS1 Singapore may, but are not obligated to, monitor any or all activity and/or content on this site. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that any activity of, or content submitted by, a user violates this policy or is otherwise objectionable, we may take any action we deem appropriate, including without limitation, removing content or terminating accounts (where applicable). Without limiting the foregoing, it is our policy to terminate the account of any user whom we determine has repeatedly infringed these Usage rules or any third-party rights.
LICENSEE USE OF THE weCATALOG IS AT LICENSEE’S SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN ''AS IS'' AND ''AS AVAILABLE'' BASIS. GS1 SINGAPORE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MATERIALS ON THE weCATALOG SITE ARE NON-INFRINGING; THAT ACCESS TO THE weCATALOG WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THE weCATALOG WILL BE SECURE; THAT THE weCATALOG OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE weCATALOG AVAILABLE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE; OR THAT INFORMATION ON THE weCATALOG WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR TIMELY. IF LICENSEE DOWNLOADS ANY MATERIALS FROM THE weCATALOG, LICENSEE DOES SO AT LICENSEE’S OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. LICENSEE WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO LICENSEE’S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIALS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY LICENSEE FROM GS1 SINGAPORE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE weCATALOG SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. GS1 SINGAPORE DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THE weCATALOG IN TERMS OF THEIR COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.
IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, THE LAW MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, NOT APPLY TO LICENSEE.
5.7 Limitation of liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, LICENSEE UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT NEITHER GS1 SINGAPORE NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM LICENSEE’S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE weCATALOG OR ANY OTHER SITE LICENSEE ACCESSES THROUGH A LINK FROM THE weCATALOG OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS WHICH LICENSEE SENDS TO GS1 SINGAPORE OR ITS AFFLIATES. THESE INCLUDE DAMAGES FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS, COMPUTER VIRUSES, LICENSEE LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND ALTERATION OF LICENSEE’S TRANSMISSIONS AND DATA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GS1 SINGAPORE OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR MORE THAN THE ANNUAL LICENSE FEE AMOUNT IT RECEIVED FROM LICENSEE SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, AS THE RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE weCATALOG, AND EVEN IF GS1 SINGAPORE OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO LICENSEE.
Licensee agrees to fully indemnify, defend and hold harmless GS1 Singapore, GS1 AISBL, as well as any GS1 Member Organisations, its affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, other agents and customers from any loss, damage, payment, settlement, judgment or other expense (including reasonable legal fees and disbursements) arising out of and/or resulting from (i) any violation of these terms, or (ii) any claim that Licensee has violated any third-party right or that any material submitted by Licensee caused harm or damage to a third party. If Licensee causes a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to Licensee or others, Licensee agrees to be responsible for any and all loss, damage, payment, settlement, judgment or other expense (including reasonable legal fees and disbursements) arising out of or resulting from that disruption.
The weCATALOG site may contain links to other Web sites. These links are provided as a convenience to Licensee and as an additional avenue of access to the information contained therein. GS1 Singapore does not represent to have reviewed all the information on these other sites and are not responsible for the content of these or any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through other sites. Inclusion of links to other sites should not be viewed as an endorsement of the content of linked sites by GS1 Singapore. Different terms and conditions may apply to Licensee’s use of any linked sites.
5.10 Changes to Usage Rights
With reference to Clauses 4 and 5, GS1 Singapore reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to change the use of GS1 Singapore ID keys, bar code symbols, other intellectual property and weCATALOG rights at any time by posting revised terms on the website. It is Licensee’s responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to these usage rights. Licensee’s continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these usage rights or other policies shall mean that the Licensee accepts the changes. All feedback on changes to the usage rights shall be in writing.
If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the agreement will remain in place. These terms constitute the entire agreement and understanding between Licensee and GS1 Singapore with respect to use of the weCATALOG and the contents thereof, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications. A printed version of these terms shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on or relating to use of the weCATALOG to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
6 LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
6.1. Licensee agrees to indemnify and keep GS1 Singapore, its Affiliates, and each of their respective directors, officers, agents, employees and representatives indemnified from and against claims, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses (including legal fees on an indemnity basis), and liabilities arising out of or in connection with any breach or non-observance of the terms of this Agreement by Licensee, its employees, agents and sub-contractors, including without limitation in respect of:-
(a) any breach of security or fraud or criminal act carried out by Licensee, its employees, agents or sub-contractors relating to any misuse of the License granted to the Licensee;
(b) any claims, actions or proceedings brought by Licensee’s customers, partners or any other parties.
6.2. GS1 Singapore shall not be liable to Licensee for any damages or losses suffered or incurred by the Licensee in connection with the use of the License unless the same is caused by the negligence of GS1 Singapore, its Affiliates, directors, officers, agents, employees and representatives.
6.3. GS1 Singapore shall not be liable for any loss, damage or corruption of data howsoever caused.
6.4. The total liability of GS1 Singapore and its Affiliates’ shall not in any circumstances, in respect of all and any incidents arising during any consecutive period of twelve (12) months, exceed an amount equal to the License fees paid during the 12 months period prior to the occurrence of the events (whichever is lesser) paid to GS1 Singapore under the Agreement.
6.5. The Licensee acknowledges and agrees that the legal remedies available to GS1 Singapore in the event of the Licensee’s breach of this Agreement may be inadequate and GS1 Singapore shall be entitled, without posting any bond or other security, to apply for temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, specific performance and other equitable remedies in the event of the Licensee’s breach, in addition to any other remedies which GS1 Singapore may have at law or in equity.
7 TRADEMARKS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
7.1. With GS1 Singapore’s prior written consent, Licensee may use the GS1 Singapore Trade Marks for the purposes of marketing and promoting the Products. Licensee must ensure that the Trade Marks are reproduced only in accordance with the manner, form and other guidelines specified to Licensee by GS1 Singapore from time to time.
7.2. Licensee shall immediately cease to use GS1 Singapore Trade Marks upon GS1 Singapore’s written notification and if required by GS1 Singapore, Licensee shall destroy all marketing and promotional materials which bear GS1 Singapore Trade Marks immediately.
7.3. All intellectual property rights in the GS1 Singapore Identification (ID) Keys, Barcode Symbols, GTIN and weCATALOG system are owned by GS1 Singapore and Licensee shall not use or permit to be used by any person under its control any of GS1 Singapore’s intellectual property except as allowed under this Agreement.
8 TRAINING FEE
8.1. An initial training session is provided by GS1 Singapore to Licensee’s staff on the correct and proper usage of GS1 system and weCATALOG system.
8.2. GS1 Singapore may charge the Licensee a “training fee” for each training session.
9.1. Save as may be modified from time to time in writing, this Agreement shall have effect from the Commencement Date and shall continue in full force and effect for a minimum period of one (1) year from the Commencement Date.
9.2. Either Party may terminate this Agreement after one year from the Commencement Date provided that:
(a) such notice to terminate must be served to the other Party in writing;
(b) the Party wishing to terminate must provide a minimum one (1) month notice of termination to the other Party.
(c) Licensee shall not be entitled to any rebate or refund of the Annual License Fee or any other fees or charges paid by Licensee under this License, unless otherwise stated in this Agreement.
9.3. This Agreement may otherwise be terminated immediately by notice in writing:-
(a) by either Party if the other Party commits a material breach of any terms of the Agreement and in the case of a breach capable of being remedied, the defaulting Party does not remedy the breach within fifteen (15) days after receiving a written request from the non-defaulting Party to remedy it;
(b) by either Party if the other Party is deemed to be insolvent or bankrupt or is unable to pay its debts or a petition is presented or meeting convened or resolution passed for the purpose of winding up or if that other Party enters into liquidation, whether compulsorily or voluntarily or compounds with its creditors generally or has a receiver, judicial manager, administrator, or administrative receiver appointed over all or any part of its assets or any proposal is made for a company voluntary arrangement or where that Party threatens to take or takes or suffers any similar action in consequence of debt or insolvency;
(c) by GS1 Singapore and without giving rise to any liability whatsoever, if GS1 Singapore has reasonable grounds to suspect that the Licensee is involved in any criminal or fraudulent activity or is engaging in acts that affects the image and reputation of GS1 Singapore.
9.4. Termination of the Agreement howsoever arising will not affect or prejudice the accrued rights of the Parties as at termination or the continuation of any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination.
9.5. In the event of termination by either Party, Licensee shall, within 7 calendar days, make payment to GS1 Singapore to settle all monies owed to it by Licensee.
9.6. Notwithstanding termination of the GS1 Singapore License Agreement, GS1 may retain the data provided by Licensee.
10 CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION
10.1. Upon termination of this License, Licensee’s rights under this License are terminated forthwith and Licensee must:
(a) immediately cease applying the GS1 Singapore ID Keys and Bar Code Symbols to any of Licensee’s Products manufactured, distributed, packaged and/or sold by Licensee after the termination date;
(b) immediately withdraw Licensee’s existing Products and trading items which apply the GS1 Singapore ID Keys
(c) send a written request to GS1 Singapore who may consider to give a maximum grace period of up to three months for Licensee to clear all affected products and trading items.;
(d) not access the weCATALOG system; and
(e) pay to GS1 Singapore all amounts due to GS1 Singapore under this License as at the termination date, within 14 calendar days of Licensee’s receipt of GS1 Singapore’s termination notice, failing which an interest of 15% per annum or such rates as determined by GS1 Singapore shall be charged against the Licensee from the due date to the date of actual payment.
10.2. GS1 Singapore reserves the right to notify all retailers, online shopping sites and others about the termination of the Licensee’s agreement.
10.3. Reference to Clause 9.2 (c), there shall be no rebate or refund of the Annual License Fee or any other fees paid by Licensee.
10.4. Subject to the Licensee making full settlement of all amounts due to GS1 Singapore as at the termination date, GS1 Singapore shall refund the Deposit to the Licensee free of interest. In the event that the Licensee fails to make full settlement of the outstanding amounts due to GS1 Singapore within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of termination, GS1 Singapore shall be allowed to deduct the Licensee’s outstanding amounts from the Deposit.
10.5. The termination or expiry of this License does not affect those provisions, which by their nature will survive termination, including but not limited to Clauses 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Section 3 herein.
10.6. Upon termination or breach of this Agreement for any reason (including but not limited to, the non-payment of fees payable by Licensee), Licensee expressly authorises and allows GS1 Singapore to make reasonable enquiries with third parties (including but not limited to retailers) to ascertain whether Licensee has acted in breach of this License Agreement.
10.7. Upon termination, Licensee is required to return within 14 calendar days, the completed termination request form and the GS1 Singapore Registered User Original Certificate (hard copy if applicable) to GS1 Singapore.
10.8. Non-payment of the invoice by Licensee does not constitute proper notice of termination. Termination also does not remove the obligation of Licensee to pay outstanding fees.
10.9. Termination will be completed only upon receipt of an official closure letter from GS1 Singapore.
Licensee shall not, and will not purport to, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any rights or obligations herein without the prior written consent of GS1 Singapore.
12.1 GS1 Singapore may from time to time issue, amend, modify or update the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, operating rules and regulations, instructions and user manuals. Any such changes shall take immediate effect from the date of the written notice by GS1 Singapore to Licensee.
12.2 GS1 Singapore may from time to time implement system upgrades or other changes to the Services. Where applicable: Licensee shall cooperate, facilitate and assist GS1 Singapore in such upgrade/change to the Service.
12.3 In the event that the aforesaid upgrades or changes to the Service arise from or are introduced by any authority or change in law, GS1 Singapore shall bear the implementation cost up to the interface with the system and the necessary implementation cost (or such portion thereof as Parties may mutually agree), if any, required for Licensee’s systems. All other costs shall be borne by Licensee.
12.4 GS1 Singapore may at its sole discretion amend the fees payable by Licensee under the Agreement. GS1 Singapore shall give the Licensee a minimum of three (3) months’ written notice of the change in the fees.
13.1 Both Parties acknowledge and agree that they will each fulfill their obligations under this Agreement solely as an independent contractor. Nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed to imply joint venture or principal-and-agency relationship between both Parties.
13.2 The terms of this Agreement supersede all prior representations, agreements and arrangements of whatever nature and form. The terms of this Agreement set out the entire agreement and understanding between both Parties relating to its subject matter. Unless expressly agreed to in writing between both Parties, the terms of this Agreement apply in place of and prevails over any terms or conditions contained or referred to in correspondence or elsewhere or implied by trade custom or course of dealing and any purported contrary or inconsistent provision is hereby excluded.
13.3 If a Force Majeure Event occurs, the party that is prevented by that Force Majeure Event from performing any one or more obligations under this Agreement (the “Non-Performing Party”) shall be excused from performing those obligations to the extent affected by the Force Majeure Event provided that: -
(a) the Non-Performing Party informs the other Party of its intention to invoke this Clause 13.3 within 3 days of the occurrence of the Force Majeure Event; and
(b) the Non-Performing Party has used all reasonable commercial endeavours to avoid invoking this Clause 13.3
For the purpose of this Clause 13.3, “Force Majeure Event” refers to Acts of God, war, invasion, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, riot, terrorist activities, strikes, labour disturbances and/or any other extraordinary events or circumstances beyond the control of the Parties.
13.4 All notices given hereunder must be in writing and may be delivered by personal delivery or by pre-paid, registered or certified mail to the Parties’ registered office address or to such other address as the Parties advise the other Party in writing from time to time.
13.5 No forbearance, delay or granting of time by either Party in or before enforcing the Agreement will prejudice its rights in any way. No waiver of any right or breach under the Agreement will be effective unless in writing and signed by the Party making the waiver. Any such waiver will not be construed as a waiver of any other right or breach of this Agreement.
13.6 If any provision of the Agreement is held by any court or other competent authority to be void or unenforceable in whole or in part, such provision or its part, may be excised from the rest of the Agreement and the remainder of the Agreement will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent possible.
13.7 The Parties agree that the application of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap 53B) is excluded.
13.8 The Agreement will be governed in all respects by the laws of the Republic of Singapore and the Parties hereby agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts.
APPENDIX 1: Unique Device Identification (UDI)
GS1 Singapore ID Keys used for unique identification of medical devices (“Unique Device Identifiers” or “UDI”)
1. Licensee understands that GS1 Singapore is a member of the global GS1 organisation (“GS1 Global Office”), which has been accredited by certain regulatory agencies as an issuer of UDIs and, in that capacity, both are subject to certain regulatory obligations (e.g. reporting of companies that use the GS1 standards for unique identification of medical devices).
2. Licensee understands that when it uses GS1 Singapore ID Key to identify a product that may be characterised as a medical device under the laws of the country where such product is marketed (a “Medical Device”), the following rules shall apply:
upon applying, a licensee must inform GS1 Singapore if a GS1 Singapore ID Key will be used to identify a Medical Device and in which country the related product is or will be marketed;
Licensee is and shall at all times remain responsible for the information about the Medical Device provided by it to GS1 Singapore and for compliance with any applicable regulatory obligations and shall ensure any information provided to MO is accurate and up to date at all times;
GS1 Singapore may monitor correct implementation of the GS1 Standards by Licensee;
In case GS1 Singapore identifies a Deficiency (as defined in section 3 below), GS1 Singapore may inform Licensee in writing (addressed to Licensee usual contact person) of such Deficiency, suggesting a way to correct the Deficiency and requiring Licensee to correct such Deficiency within 90 calendar days from the date of the notification (the “Correction Period”).
GS1 Singapore may monitor whether Licensee has corrected a Deficiency within the Correction Period. Failing such correction, at the latest eight (8) calendar days after expiry of the Correction Period, GS1 Singapore may contact Licensee again and seek to amicably resolve the Deficiency.
If the Deficiency is not corrected within an additional period of 90 days from the expiry of the Correction Period and pertains to a repeated and/or deliberate misuse of the GS1 Standards related to UDI, GS1 Global Office, working with GS1 Singapore, may inform the regulator and modify the use (incl. suspension and revocation) of the GS1 Company Prefix for UDI implementation in the relevant jurisdiction, as a follow-up action taken in cooperation with the relevant regulator.
Licensee acknowledges and agrees that GS1 Singapore must, in the context of its regulatory obligations, share certain information with the relevant regulators either directly or via GS1 Global Office, including without limitation: the fact that Licensee uses the GS1 Singapore Identification Key to identify Medical Devices marketed in the regulator’s country, the GS1 Singapore ID Key, the name of Licensee company, as well as any identified and uncorrected Deficiencies. Licensee understands that neither GS1 Singapore nor GS1 Global Office may be held liable for any direct or indirect consequences, losses or damages resulting of GS1 Singapore and/or GS1 Global Office providing such information to a regulator.
3. For the purpose of this section, a “Deficiency” means any of the following: a misconstruction of the identifier, a mismatch between the name of the company holding the license for the GS1 Key and the company using the GS1 Key or any other inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information.
END OF AGREEMENT
VERSION : 3.1
LAST UPDATED ON: 27 DECEMBER 2022