Withdrawal of licence

Withdrawal of the licence to use the documents

When the architect is negotiating an agreement for services not including contract administration, the architect should consider including a clause withdrawing the client's licence to use the design in circumstances where there is a breach of the terms or conditions of the agreement. Such a clause should specifically state that the withdrawal is without prejudice to the architect's right to recover damages resulting from the breach. Such breaches could include:

  • a failure to pay the architect
  • significant design changes being made without the architect's consent, or,
  • the design being used for another site