under license


: in a business arrangement where one company gives official permission to another company to do or make something
The company makes computer chips under license from the original manufacturer.

Examples of under license in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Japanese already produce Patriot missiles under license from Raytheon and have committed to exporting several dozen to the United States to refill depleted stocks sent to Ukraine and other allies. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 The British Broadcasting Corporation’s original mini-monitor is a true audio icon and has remained in production since the first one was made in 1975 under license from the BBC. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2024 The series produced by the country’s public broadcaster under license from NPR will be broadcast on the network’s general TV channel in Japan and globally on its international channel NHK WORLD JAPAN. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 14 Mar. 2024 Japan manufactures missiles for the Patriot, the U.S. military’s premier air defense system, under license from Raytheon. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2023 Nevertheless, point-contact transistors went into production at many companies, under license to AT&T, and, in 1951, at AT&T’s own manufacturing arm, Western Electric. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Nov. 2022 The 30 movies produced by Toho in Japan have earned aggregate worldwide grosses of over $1 billion – in addition to the revenues of the Hollywood versions created under license at Legendary Pictures. Patrick Frater, Variety, 31 Oct. 2023 Tokyo Disney Resort, which includes the Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea parks, is managed under license by the Oriental Land Co. (OLC), a subsidiary of the Keisei Electric Railway Co. Mark Schilling, Variety, 12 Oct. 2023 Delphi also manufactured air bags under license from ARC. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 5 Oct. 2023

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“Under license.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20license. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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