Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Gilead – Indian Generic Manufacturers, HCV License Agreement

  • Liability | Indemnification

8. Liability and Indemnity

8.1 Licensee Indemnity. Licensee shall indemnify, hold harmless and defend Gilead, and its subsidiaries, licensors, directors, officers, employees and agents (together the “Gilead Indemnitees”), from and against any and all losses, damages, expenses, cost of defense (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, witness fees, damages, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement) and any amounts a Gilead Indemnitee becomes legally obligated to pay because of any claim against it (i) arising out of any breach by Licensee of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or (ii) for any product liability, liability for death, illness, personal injury or improper business practice, or any other statutory liability or any other liability under any law or regulation, to the extent that such claim or claims are due to reasons caused by or on behalf of Licensee related to API or Product (including, without limitation, its manufacture, use or sale of API or Product). The indemnification obligations of Licensee stated in this Section 8.1 shall apply only in the event that Gilead provides Licensee with prompt written notice of such claims, grants Licensee the right to control the defense or negotiation of settlement (using counsel reasonably approved by Gilead), and makes available all reasonable assistance in defending the claims. Licensee shall not agree to any final settlement or compromise with respect to any such claim that adversely affects Gilead without obtaining Gilead’s consent.

8.2 Product Liability. Licensee shall be solely responsible in respect of any product liability or any other statutory liability under any regulation, in respect of API or the Product.

8.3 Gilead Liability. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL GILEAD BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS OR PROFITS) RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, AND SHALL NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITIES OR LIABILITIES WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO API OR PRODUCT, EVEN IF, IN ANY SUCH CASE, ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CLAIMS OR DEMANDS, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR LEGAL THEORY WHETHER UNDER CONTRACT LAW, TORT LAW (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, STATUTE, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE.