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Additional Rights Agreements (ARAs)

Additional Rights provide OEM Customers with additional license rights granted in the Microsoft OEM Customer License Agreement for Embedded Systems (OEM CLA), or extend these rights about image replication and distribution of Embedded Systems that contain a Microsoft Embedded Image to a contractor. Please contact the local Avnet Silica Office for the agreement processing.

There are 3 different ARAs available inside the OEM CLA:

  • Subcontractor, formerly Outsource Manufacturer Agreement/ Third Party Installer
  • Third Party Integrator Agreement  
  • Third Party Brandnames And Trademarks Agreement

Subcontractor

A subcontractor, formerly also known as Outsoure Manufacturer (Third Party Installer) is a company other than the OEM Customer that buys and/or installs Microsoft Embedded Licensed Products onto the OEM Customer’s Embedded Systems and distributes Embedded Systems to the OEM Customer, the OEM’s channel partner or end users. The Outsource Manufacturers can be defined in the CLA. To fulfill the rights, a special sublicense agreement between the OEM and the subcontractor must be in place. A sample sublicense agreement is available, which OEM Customers may use to assist in generating their Installer Agreement. This template indicates specific terms that the OEM Customer must include in the Installer Agreement.

Third Party Integrator Agreement

Third Party Integrator (3PI or TPI) is a company other than the OEM Customer that creates an image on the OEM Customer’s behalf. An integrator can only distribute product back to the OEM Customer. The TPIs can be defined in the CLA. To fulfill these rights, a special sublicense agreement between the OEM and the TPI must be in place.

Third Party Brand Names And Trademarks Agreement

If an OEM Customer wishes to market and distribute an Embedded System under a brand name not owned by the OEM Customer, the OEM Customer submits a Third Party Brand Names Agreement.

MS requires that each TPB Agreement request be approved in writing prior to use by the OEM customer.