Brother Authorized Reseller Program
Terms and Conditions


These Terms and Conditions ("Terms") shall govern the relationship of Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. (herein after referred to as "Vendor" or "Brother") and company indicated below (referred to as "Reseller" or "Company") (collectively referred to as the "Parties"). By doing business with Brother, either directly, or through a Brother Authorized Distributor, Reseller agrees to the Terms and Conditions set forth herein:


    Vendor appoints Reseller, and Reseller agrees to serve as a non-exclusive Reseller of selected Vendor’s products ("Products") as part of the Brother Authorized Reseller Program in Canada ("BARP"). Reseller agrees to comply with these Terms and acknowledges Vendor may update the terms from time to time without notice. In serving as a reseller of Vendor’s products, Reseller agrees to use its best efforts to promote, market and sell the Products in accordance with the Terms, including without limitation, the following:

    (a) Advertising and promoting the Products in an appropriate manner

    (b) Adhere to Brother’s Branding Guidelines

    (c) Company will market and sell "new" Products only, except for demo equipment, sales samples, field trial equipment or otherwise at Brother's discretion

    (d) Advising Vendor promptly of any disputes between Company and any other Customers, any complaints from anyone concerning Company's performance, service or other behaviour specifically related to Brother Products, and any legal notices or actions relating to the Products.


    Reseller agrees that it shall only purchase Brother Products from Vendor or a Brother Authorized Distributor and will provide Vendor with proof of origin for all Brother Product upon request by Vendor. Reseller will unilaterally establish its own prices and terms for the resale of the Products to the public and Vendor will not advise, instruct or in any way interfere with Reseller’s independent establishment of its prices. Vendor may however, maintain policies regarding advertising Vendor product, such as a Minimum Advertised Pricing policy, which Reseller shall adhere to.


    (a) Vendor warrants good and marketable title to the Products free of any lien or encumbrance. Without limiting the foregoing, Vendor represents and warrants that: (i) it is the owner or valid licensee of any and all intellectual property or other proprietary rights pertaining to the Products, Product images and Vendor’s and Product trademarks and/or trade names and (ii) it has the full and sufficient right, power and authority to sell the Products to Reseller and grant the rights and licenses granted under the Terms. Both Reseller and Vendor shall comply with all applicable Canadian laws and regulations in performing its obligations under the Terms.

    (b) During the period of time when Reseller is reselling Vendor Products in accordance with these Terms, Vendor will maintain Comprehensive General Liability Insurance, including products liability coverage with minimum limits of no less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate.

    (c) During the period of time when Reseller is reselling Vendor Products in accordance with these Terms, Reseller will maintain Comprehensive General Liability Insurance with an insurance carrier authorized to do business in Canada with limits of no less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence.

    (d) Reseller agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Vendor harmless from and against any and all judgments or losses which arise out of any misrepresentations that Reseller or its employees make about the Product.


    (a) Reseller acknowledges that it has no ownership right in or to Vendor’s trademarks and/or trade names. Reseller is hereby licensed to use Vendor’s Product images, trademarks and/or trade names in conjunction with the marketing and sale of the Products only, and in accordance with the instructions, if any, provided by Vendor to Reseller.

    (b) Vendor acknowledges that it has no right in or to Reseller’s trademarks and/or trade names. Vendor will not use Reseller’s trademarks and/or trade names either in connection with the Products or for any reason, other than what is set forth in Section 4(a) above, without obtaining Reseller’s prior written consent, and in the event such consent is obtained, such use will be subject to such restrictions or limitations as Reseller may impose and in accordance with such instructions as Reseller may provide.

    (c) Reseller shall not use any of Vendor’s trademarks, including the term "Brother", "P-touch", "INKvestment", etc. or any term confusingly similar in its corporate, business or trade name, as a designation for any product or services, in an internet domain name or an email address, or in any other manner indicating a claim of proprietary rights or in conflict with Brother’s rights or those rights of any affiliate or licensor of Brother.

    (d) Reseller shall not at any time copy, reverse engineer, change or otherwise modify Products, nor shall Reseller direct any third party to copy, reverse engineer, change or otherwise modify any Products.


    (a) Brother, at its sole discretion, may provide limited warranties for its products ("Brother's Customer Warranties"). Company acknowledges and agrees that Products are not eligible for Brother's limited warranties, if such Products:

    I. had been previously sold, leased, traded-in, surrendered or otherwise transferred to Company from a supplier other than Vendor or one of Vendor's authorized distributors (including but not limited to an end-user);

    II. had been previously sold, leased, borrowed, or otherwise transferred by Company to another (including but not limited to an end-user); OR

    III. had been denied or are otherwise ineligible for Brother's Customer Warranties coverage as provided by Vendor from time to time at its sole discretion.

    (b) A Customer that is the first end-use transferee of a Product from Company in accordance with the Terms and subject to the specific terms of the limited warranty provided by Vendor for such Product is the only eligible claimant under Brother’s limited warranty for that Product. Company has no authority to and agrees not to modify or otherwise communicate a modification to, orally or in writing, any provision of Brother’s Customer Warranties.


    (a) These Terms will be valid commencing on the Effective Date (which shall be the date of Brother’s written acceptance of the application) and will continue for a period of three (3) years. At the end of the initial term, these Terms will automatically renew for additional one-year periods, if in the event all parties are compliant with the Terms.

    (b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, these Terms may be terminated with or without cause by either party without liability or obligation upon not less than 60 days’ notice to the other party.

    (c) Either party may terminate these Terms immediately, without liability or further obligation, upon notice to the other party if the other party breaches any part of these Terms and fails to cure the breach within ten (10) business days following receipt of notice of such breach, becomes insolvent, files (or has filed against it) a petition in bankruptcy, makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors or ceases normal business operations, or assigns or attempts to assign these Terms or any of the rights and obligations under the Terms without first obtaining consent as required herein.


    (a) In the performance of or otherwise in connection with the Terms, one Party ("Discloser") may disclose to the other party ("Recipient") certain confidential information ("Confidential Information"). The Recipient will treat such Confidential Information as confidential and proprietary during and after the term and shall:

    i. use the Confidential Information of the Discloser solely for the purposes set forth in the Terms;

    ii. take suitable precautions and measures to maintain the confidentiality of the Confidential Information of the Discloser; and

    iii. not disclose or otherwise furnish the Confidential Information of the Discloser to any third party other than employees or independent contractors of the Recipient who have a need to know the Confidential Information to perform its obligations under the Terms, provided such employees or independent contractors are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of the Confidential Information. The terms of this Section will survive the termination of the Terms.


    Vendor and Reseller's relationship to one another is that of independent contractors for purposes of the Terms. Nothing contained herein will be construed to create the relationship of principal and agent, employer and employee, partners or joint ventures.


    Neither party shall be responsible for any inability to comply with the provisions of the Terms due to causes beyond its control. These causes shall include, but not be restricted to, fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, accident, acts of public enemy, war, transportation embargoes, or failures or delays in transportation, pandemic, acts of nature, acts of any governmental body, or any agency or department thereof or judicial action.

  • 10. NOTICE

    Any official legal notice or approval required to be given under the Terms shall be in writing and shall be transmitted to the party in question at their respective addresses, as set forth below. Unless otherwise specified herein, each such notice or approval shall be sent by overnight delivery service with delivery confirmation to the person indicated below. Such notices shall be directed as follows:

    Brother International (Canada) Ltd.
    1 Rue Hôtel de Ville
    Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 3H6, Canada
    ATTN: President

    Copy to:
    Brother International Corp.
    200 Crossing Blvd.
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    ATTN: General Counsel

    To the address you have registered with Vendor.


    In the event that any part of the Terms are or become illegal or unenforceable, such clause shall be null and void and shall be deemed deleted from the Terms, and all the remaining parts of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect.


    The Terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Quebec, Canada regardless of any conflict or choice of law provision. Any action to enforce the terms of the Terms shall be instituted in Quebec.


    If you do business with Vendor as part of the BARP, you have expressly agreed to the Terms set forth herein. If you do not agree with all of the Terms, do not participate in the BARP Program. You also acknowledge that the BARP is not exclusive and Vendor reserves the right to sell Products in its sole discretion.

  • 14. WAIVER

    In the event that one Party fails to insist on performance of any of the terms and conditions or fails to exercise any of its rights or privileges hereunder, such failure shall not constitute a waiver of such terms, conditions, rights or privileges.


    The Terms contains the entire agreement between the parties, and there are no verbal understandings or terms different from those stated in the Terms. The Terms shall supersede any of the prior Terms and understandings between the parties as of the Effective Date. By the Terms, both parties specifically do not agree to any terms and conditions contained in any other invoices or purchase order or sale forms.

  • 16. LANGUAGE

    Il est convenu par le présent acte que les deux Parties demandent que ce contrat et tout avis, consentement, autorisation, communication et approbation soient rédigés en langue anglaise.

    It is hereby agreed that both Parties specifically require that this Agreement and any notices, consents, authorizations, communications and approvals be drawn up in the English language.

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