What is a Collaboration Agreement?
A collaboration agreement is an agreement between two parties looking to work together on a project.
The agreement covers all of the important aspects of the working relationship, including each party’s contributions, the share of profits, confidentiality, and Intellectual Property rights.
A collaboration agreement allows two parties to combine resources and expertise. It can help enter new markets, deliver new products, pursue larger or more complex projects, grow your audience or achieve a competitive advantage.
A collaboration agreement is often used for a special one-off project between two brands or a business and an Influencer/Content Creator.
Who can use this template?
- Businesses looking to collaborate on a project
- Content Creators
- Two brands looking to cobrand
- Suitable for all Australian states and territories
Do I need a contract for a collaboration?
Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both parties.
You need a properly written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally protected if something goes wrong.
A Collaboration Agreement will help set the ground rules in black and white, so everyone is clear on their obligations and how everything will work.
Other names for a Collaboration Agreement
- Brand Partnership Agreement
- Influencer Agreement
- Co-Branding Agreement
- Project Collaboration Agreement
- Business Collaboration Agreement
- Strategic Alliance Agreement
What does this Collaboration Agreement template include?
Our Collaboration Agreement template covers everything you need in the contract:
- Schedule – table with a summary of key details (deliverables, contributions etc.)
- Term – length of the agreement
- Deliverables – specific deliverables including due dates and who is responsible
- Contributions of each party – what each party is bringing to the table
- Remuneration / Profit Share – how you will split profits (e.g. 50/50)
- Expenses – how you will split expenses
- Intellectual Property – who owns any IP created during the collaboration
- Management of the Collaboration – who is responsible for management
- Exclusivity – optional clause we have included, allows you to make sure a brand collaboration is exclusive
- Insurance – the requirement for public liability and other insurance
- Confidentiality – protect your confidential information
- Termination – how either party can end the collaboration
- Dispute Resolution – what do if there is a disagreement
- General – standard contract clauses such as Assignment, Severance, Entire Agreement, Waiver and Governing Law
Can I use this contract for a collaboration with an Influencer?
Yes, you can use our Collaboration Agreement template for a project with a social media influencer.
Our contract includes all of the important terms you need, such as deliverables, cancelling the collaboration, and exclusivity. This is so you can manage expectations for yourself and the influencer.
What are some common issues with collaborations?
Here are some issues that often come up in collaborations:
- Someone who isn’t pulling their weight on the project is demanding an equal share of the profit
- One of the contributors wants to use their work in another project
- Another contributor doesn’t want anything to do with you anymore and wants their work taken out
- A third party sues you over something that one of the collaborators put in the project
A Collaboration Agreement will help you to avoid these issues. It gives clarity to everyone involved, so you know where you stand.
Is this Collaboration Agreement template legally binding?
All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.
We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.