Sample "Mutual Non-disclosure Agreement"

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An Example of a
Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement
Date:
201[ ]
Parties:
[NAME OF INDIVIDUAL] of [address of individual]
OR
[NAME OF COMPANY], a company registered in [England] under company number [number on Register of
Companies] whose registered office is at [address of office on the Register of Companies]
and
[NAME OF INDIVIDUAL] of [address of individual]
OR
[NAME OF COMPANY], a company registered in [England] under company number [number on Register of
Companies] whose registered office is at [address of office on the Register of Companies]
1. Each of the parties to this Agreement intends to disclose information (the Confidential Information) to
the other party for the purpose of [insert details e.g. discussing the possibility of the parties entering
into a joint venture] (the Purpose).
2. Each party to this Agreement is referred to as ‘the Recipient’ when it receives or uses the Confidential
Information disclosed by the other party.
3. The Recipient undertakes not to use the Confidential Information disclosed by the other party for any
purpose except the Purpose, without first obtaining the written agreement of the other party.
4. The Recipient undertakes to keep the Confidential Information disclosed by the other party secure and
not to disclose it to any third party [except to its employees [and professional advisers] who need to
know the same for the Purpose, who know they owe a duty of confidence to the other party and who
are bound by obligations equivalent to those in clause 3 above and this clause 4.
5. The undertakings in clauses 3 and 4 above apply to all of the information disclosed by each of the
parties to the other, regardless of the way or form in which it is disclosed or recorded but they do not
apply to:
a) any information which is or in future comes into the public domain (unless as a result of the breach of
this Agreement); or
b) any information which is already known to the Recipient and which was not subject to any obligation
of confidence before it was disclosed to the Recipient by the other party.
6. Nothing in this Agreement will prevent the Recipient from making any disclosure of the Confidential
Information required by law or by any competent authority.
7. The Recipient will, on request from the other party, return all copies and records of the Confidential
Information disclosed by the other party to the Recipient and will not retain any copies or records of
the Confidential Information disclosed by the other party.
8. Neither this Agreement nor the supply of any information grants the Recipient any licence, interest or
right in respect of any intellectual property rights of the other party except the right to copy the
Confidential Information disclosed by the other party solely for the Purpose.
An Example of a
Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement
Date:
201[ ]
Parties:
[NAME OF INDIVIDUAL] of [address of individual]
OR
[NAME OF COMPANY], a company registered in [England] under company number [number on Register of
Companies] whose registered office is at [address of office on the Register of Companies]
and
[NAME OF INDIVIDUAL] of [address of individual]
OR
[NAME OF COMPANY], a company registered in [England] under company number [number on Register of
Companies] whose registered office is at [address of office on the Register of Companies]
1. Each of the parties to this Agreement intends to disclose information (the Confidential Information) to
the other party for the purpose of [insert details e.g. discussing the possibility of the parties entering
into a joint venture] (the Purpose).
2. Each party to this Agreement is referred to as ‘the Recipient’ when it receives or uses the Confidential
Information disclosed by the other party.
3. The Recipient undertakes not to use the Confidential Information disclosed by the other party for any
purpose except the Purpose, without first obtaining the written agreement of the other party.
4. The Recipient undertakes to keep the Confidential Information disclosed by the other party secure and
not to disclose it to any third party [except to its employees [and professional advisers] who need to
know the same for the Purpose, who know they owe a duty of confidence to the other party and who
are bound by obligations equivalent to those in clause 3 above and this clause 4.
5. The undertakings in clauses 3 and 4 above apply to all of the information disclosed by each of the
parties to the other, regardless of the way or form in which it is disclosed or recorded but they do not
apply to:
a) any information which is or in future comes into the public domain (unless as a result of the breach of
this Agreement); or
b) any information which is already known to the Recipient and which was not subject to any obligation
of confidence before it was disclosed to the Recipient by the other party.
6. Nothing in this Agreement will prevent the Recipient from making any disclosure of the Confidential
Information required by law or by any competent authority.
7. The Recipient will, on request from the other party, return all copies and records of the Confidential
Information disclosed by the other party to the Recipient and will not retain any copies or records of
the Confidential Information disclosed by the other party.
8. Neither this Agreement nor the supply of any information grants the Recipient any licence, interest or
right in respect of any intellectual property rights of the other party except the right to copy the
Confidential Information disclosed by the other party solely for the Purpose.
9. The undertakings in clauses 3 and 4 will continue in force [indefinitely][for [insert number] years from
the date of this Agreement].
10. This Agreement is governed by, and is to be construed in accordance with, English law. The English
Courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any dispute which has arisen or may arise out
of, or in connection with, this Agreement.
Signed [by [insert name]] OR [on behalf of][insert name] by its duly authorised representative]:
_____________________________
Signature
_____________________________
Name
_____________________________
Position
Signed [by [insert name]] OR [on behalf of] [insert name] by its duly authorised representative]:
_____________________________
Signature
_____________________________
Name
_____________________________
Position
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