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HONG KONG WINALITE GROUP, INC. | Hong Kong Winalite Group, Ltd

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Title: MASTER PURCHASE AND SUPPLY AGREEMENT
Date: 2/24/2010

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EXHIBIT 10.1

MASTER PURCHASE AND SUPPLY AGREEMENT

 

This MASTER PURCHASE AND SUPPLY AGREEMENT (“ Agreement ”) is made as of October 31, 2009, between and among The Hong Kong Winalite Group Limited, a Hong Kong company (“ Winalite ”); and Shen Zhen Xian Sheng Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., a company organized and existing under the laws of the People’s Republic of China (“ Manufacturer ”). Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “ Party ” and together as the “ Parties ”. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined have the meanings assigned to them in Exhibit A to this Agreement.

 

RECITALS

 

A.

Manufacturer holds the rights to certain patented technology used in the manufacture of the products identified on Exhibit B (the “ Products ”).

 

 

B.

Winalite has been organized to centralize and coordinate the marketing, sale and distribution of branded products, including those previously manufactured and/or distributed by third parties using the name “Winalite;” accordingly, the ownership and rights to that name and brand are also being consolidated within Winalite.

 

 

C.

Winalite desires to purchase Products from Manufacturer, and Manufacturer desires to sell Products to Winalite for resale and distribution worldwide, pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged by the Parties, the Parties agree as follows:

 

AGREEMENT

 

1.

Purchase Orders.

 

 

 

 

(a)

Winalite will order Products from Manufacturer on Winalite’s standard purchase order form (each, a “ Purchase Order ”).  Each Purchase Order will be deemed accepted by Manufacturer unless specifically rejected in writing by Manufacturer within five (5) days of the date of the Purchase Order.

 

 

 

 

(b)

Each Purchase Order delivered to Manufacturer under this Agreement will be deemed a part of and/or incorporated into this Agreement, provided, however , that the only binding terms of

 

 

 

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such Purchase Order will be the specific terms identifying the Products ordered, the quantity, delivery schedule, delivery method, destination and FOB/CIF designation. The Parties expressly agree that all other provisions of Buyer’s Purchase Orders or Manufacturer’s order acknowledgement are void, it being the express intent of the Parties that this Agreement governs the general terms of sale.

 

 

 

 

(c)

All Purchase Orders will be delivered to Manufacturer by facsimile, e-mail or international courier.

 

 

 

 

(d)

The form and content of the Purchase Orders, including any terms and conditions appearing on or attached to the Purchase Orders, will be determined in the sole discretion of Winalite; provided, however , that Manufacturer will have five (5) days from receipt of any Purchase Order to object in writing to any change to the commercial terms thereof, as compared to the immediately preceding Purchase Order accepted or deemed accepted by Manufacturer. If Manufacturer so objects, the Purchase Order will be deemed canceled. If Manufacturer does not so object, the Purchase Order will be deemed accepted.

 

 

2.

Prices.

 

 

 

 

(a)

The prices (the “ Prices ”) for the Products are set forth on Exhibit C, which may be amended from time to time by written agreement of the Parties. No amendment of the Prices will be effective for a period of ninety (90) days after agreement thereon by the Parties.

 

 

 

 

(b)

The Prices include all charges such as for packaging, packing, customs duties imposed before passage of title, and all taxes except sales, use and other such taxes imposed upon the sale or transfer of Products for which Winalite may be responsible under applicable law.

 

 

3.

Delivery.

 

 

 

 

(a)

Time and rate of delivery are of the essence of all purchases made under this Agreement. The minimum agreed period between Winalite’s delivery of a Purchase Order and the scheduled delivery date (“ Leadtime ”) will be no less than thirty (30) days unless a longer period is stated in the Purchase Order or a shorter period is agreed to in writing between the Parties.

 

 

 

 

(b)

Deliveries will state in the applicable Purchase Order. Winalite may within ten 10 days prior to the scheduled delivery date require Product to be drop-shipped to its distributors located outside of Hong Kong. Unless otherwise agreed, the shipping charges will be borne by the Manufacturer.

 

 

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(c)

If Manufacturer delivers Products more than ten (10) days in advance of the scheduled delivery date, Winalite, after notice to Manufacturer, may either (i) return such Products, at the Manufacturer’s costs and expense, for subsequent delivery on the original scheduled delivery date or (ii) retain such Products and postpone payment until it would have been due if Manufacturer had delivered the Products as scheduled. If Manufacturer is more than fifteen (15) days late in meeting a scheduled delivery date (a “ Late Delivery ”), then Winalite may require that Manufacturer ship the Products via a premium means at Manufacturer’s expense. Manufacturer will not be responsible for delays or defects in delivery resulting from unforeseen, superseding circumstances, including delays of carriers.

 

 

 

 

(d)

The following delivery-related terms have the meaning set forth below:

 

 

 

 

 

(i)

For C.I.F., “ Shipment Date ” means the date on which the Products are delivered on board the common carrier in   (or such other port as Manufacturer may ship Products from in the future). For F.O.B., “ Shipment Date ” means the date on which the Products are delivered to Winalite’s common carrier in   (or such other port as Manufacturer may ship Products from in the future).

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

Delivery ” will have occurred on the Shipment Date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii)

When Products are delivered to or on board the common carrier after the originally scheduled delivery date with the delay caused by Winalite, the delivery will be deemed timely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iv)

When Products are delivered otherwise but in compliance with this Agreement or any other written agreement of the Parties, the delivery will be timely.

 

 

4.

Payment and Terms.

 

 

 

 

(a)

All purchases of Product will be on open account. Payment terms will be ninety (90) days net upon invoice by Manufacturer, unless otherwise specified in the applicable Purchase Order. Any amounts owed to Winalite due to permitted rejections of Product or agreed discrepancies on paid invoices will be, at Winalite’s option, fully credited against future invoices payable to Manufacturer, or paid by Manufacturer within thirty (30) days from Manufacturer’s receipt of a debit memo or other written request for payment by Winalite.

 

 

5.

Quality, Inspection and Acceptance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(a)

All Products will conform to the specifications attached as Exhibit D, as they may be amended from time to time by written agreement of the Parties (the “ Specifications ”).

 

 

 

 

(b)

Without limitation, the Specifications may include product marking and labeling, including country-of-origin marking, product inserts and other similar requirements for the Products.

 

 

 

 

(c)

Winalite may perform source inspection and process control audits at Manufacturer’s facilities at any time during normal business hours, but this does not relieve Manufacturer of its obligation to deliver conforming Products or waive Winalite’s right to reject non-conforming Products.

 

 

 

 

(d)

Winalite may reject non-conforming Products at any time within ninety (90) days after Delivery.

 

 

 

 

(e)

Products will be deemed non-conforming if they fail to comply with the applicable Specifications. Winalite may within ninety (90) days after Delivery return non-conforming shipments of Product to Manufacturer for replacement, with Manufacturer bearing all costs and risk of loss including, without limitation, additional shipping expenses. Winalite will not be required to obtain Manufacturer’s advance consent for any returns of non-conforming Products. Manufacturer will replace all such Products and ship the replacement Products to Winalite (or at Winalite’s instructions) within fifteen (15) days of receipt by Manufacturer of the defective Products.

 

 

6.

Winalite Brand.

 

 

 

Manufacturer hereby transfers to Winalite all right, title and interest it may have in and to the word “Winalite,” including without limitation any trademark, trade name, or copyright to that word and any representation or design incorporating that word (collectively, the “ Winalite Brand ”). Winalite hereby grants to Manufacturer during the Term of this Agreement a royalty-free license to use the Winalite Brand only in connection with the manufacturing and sale to Winalite of the Products. Manufacturer will not use the Winalite Brand in connection with the manufacturing of any products or items for sale to any Person other than Winalite without the advance written approval of Winalite. Should Manufacturer acquire any rights in the Winalite Brand, whether by operation of law or otherwise, Manufacturer will, at the cost and expense of Winalite, immediately, upon the request of Winalite, irrevocably unconditionally and effectively, assign such rights to Winalite.  Manufacturer hereby acknowledges, declares and agrees that it has no rights, and/or interest, of whatsoever nature in Winalite Brand save for the licenses granted to it by Winalite pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement.  Manufacturer hereby, irrevocably and unconditionally, waives, in favor of Winalite, any such rights which it may

 

 

 

 

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acquire, whether by operation of law or otherwise.  The provisions of this clause will remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.

 

 

7.

License Grant.

 

 

 

Manufacturer grants to Winalite a world-wide, royalty-free license during the Term of this Agreement to use any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names or other intellectual property which is owned or to which Manufacturer has rights, solely for the purposes of marketing, selling and distributing the Products.

 

 

8.

Exclusivity.

 

 

 

With the exception of the market in People’s Republic of China, manufacturer will manufacture the Products exclusively for Winalite and, unless approved in advance in writing by Winalite, will not manufacture or sell the Products, any functionally equivalent products, or any products employing or incorporating any patented or proprietary technology used in the production of the Products to any other Person.

 

 

 

 

9.

Warranties; Intellectual Property Indemnification.

 

 

 

 

(a)

Manufacturer warrants for three (3) years from the shipment date that all Products will be free from defects in material, workmanship and design which adversely affect the performance of the Products, and will comply with all applicable health and safety, and consumer protection, laws and regulations. The warranties will survive any inspection, delivery payment or termination of this Agreement.

 

 

 

 

(b)

Manufacturer warrants that it has the right to manufacture and convey the Products to Winalite and that the Products when shipped will be free of all liens and encumbrances.

 

 

 

 

(c)

Manufacturer warrants to Winalite that it has all intellectual property and other rights necessary to manufacture and sell the Products to Winalite, and that the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of the Products does not and will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other Person.

 

 

 

 

(d)

Manufacturer will defend, at its expense, any claims against Winalite alleging that the Products, or any part thereof, infringe any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, mask work or other intellectual property interests in any country and will pay all costs and damages awarded, if Manufacturer is notified promptly in writing of such claim. If an injunction against Winalite’s or Winalite’s customer’s or distributor’s use, sale, lease, license or other

 

 

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distribution of Products or any part thereof results from such a claim (or if Winalite reasonably believes such a claim is likely), Manufacturer will, at its expense (and in addition to Manufacturer’s other obligations hereunder) and as Winalite requests, use its best efforts to (i) obtain for Winalite and its customers and distributors the right to continue using, selling, leasing, licensing or otherwise distributing the Products, or (ii) replace or modify the Products so that they become non-infringing but functionally equivalent.

 

 

10.

Compliance with Laws .

 

 

 

Each Party will at all times and at its own expense (a) strictly comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and governmental orders, now or hereafter in effect, relating to its performance of this Agreement, (b) pay all fees and other charges required by such laws, rules, regulations and orders, and (c) maintain in full force and effect all licenses, permits, authorizations, registrations and qualifications from all applicable governmental departments and agencies to the extent necessary to perform its obligations hereunder.

 

 

11.

Representations and Warranties.

 

 

 

Each Party represents and warrants to the other, as to itself and not as to the other, as follows:

 

 

 

 

(a)

It is a company duly organized under the laws of the country identified in its address on the signature page of this Agreement and has all requisite corporate power and authority to enter into, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement. When duly executed and delivered by it, this Agreement will constitute an obligation which is valid, binding on and enforceable against it.

 

 

 

 

(b)

All corporate action necessary to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement has been duly taken.

 

 

 

 

(c)

It has all necessary business and other governmental licenses, permits and authorizations to permit it to perform its obligations under this Agreement.

 

 

12.

Confidential Information.

 

 

 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Parties agree to maintain in confidence, and not to disclose to other Person, either during the Term of this Agreement or during a period of five (5) years thereafter, any and all Confidential Information furnished by a Party (the “ Disclosing Party ”) to the other Party (the “ Receiving Party ”). “ Confidential Information ” means and includes any information of any nature except for information (i) which at the time of disclosure is, or subsequently

 

 

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becomes, part of the public domain through no fault of the Receiving Party, (ii) which at the time of disclosure, is already known to the Receiving Party and the Receiving Party can prove such prior knowledge, or (iii) which is subsequently disclosed on a non-confidential basis to the Receiving Party by a third Party whose receipt and disclosure does not constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligation to the Disclosing Party. Confidential Information may include, but will not be limited to, processes, compilations of information, records, specifications, cost and pricing information, customer lists, catalogs, booklets, technical advertising and selling data, samples, and the fact of the Disclosing Party’s intent to manufacture, market, sell or distribute any new product, and except for information which is public or general industry knowledge, all information furnished by the Disclosing Party to the Receiving Party will be considered to be Confidential Information, whether or not specifically so designated. The Receiving Party will take all reasonable steps to protect the Confidential Information from unauthorized disclosure, including, but not limited to, informing its employees in writing of the confidential nature of the information and binding those employees to maintain the confidentiality of the information to the same extent as provided herein. The Receiving Party further agrees not to use any Confidential Information in any way, directly or indirectly, except as required in the course of the performance of the terms of this Agreement and approved in writing and in advance by the Disclosing Party.

 

 

 

13.

Term and Termination.

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

The term of this Agreement (the “ Term ”) will commence on the date first set forth above and continue until terminated in accordance with this Section 13.

 

 

 

 

(b)

This Agreement will terminate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i)

upon six (6) months advance notice by either Party, by written notice delivered to the non-terminating Party specifying the effective date of such termination;

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

immediately by written notice of a Party (1) upon the material breach by any other Party of that Party’s obligations hereunder and the failure of such Party to cure such breach within thirty (30) working days after written notice from the non-breaching Party; or (2) upon the filing of a voluntary or involuntary petition in bankruptcy by another Party or of which such other Party is the subject, or the insolvency of the other, or the commencement of any proceedings placing the other in receivership, or of any assignment by the other for the benefit of creditors.

 

 

 

 

(c)

Consequences of Termination .

 

 

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On the effective date of any termination of this Agreement, (i) all licenses and grants of intellectual property, including those set forth in Sections 6 and 7, will terminate immediately except as necessary to permit the sale of remaining inventory of Product as contemplated by this Section 13(c); (ii) at the option of the Disclosing Party, the Receiving Party will return or destroy all Intellectual Property of the Disclosing Party having tangible form in its possession, custody, or control; (iii) Winalite and any of its customers and/or distributors may continue to market, sell and distribute such Products as may already have been Delivered; (iv) all amounts due or payable from either Party to the other will continue to be due and payable despite such termination. Expiry or termination of this Agreement in accordance with its terms will not give either party the right to claim any damages or compensation, indemnity or reimbursement whatsoever from the other by reason of such expiry or termination (including, but not limited to, any claims in respect of present or prospective loss of profits or distribution rights, or any similar loss or for expenditures, investments, commitments or otherwise), but  such expiry or termination will be without prejudice to any rights or remedies available to, or any obligations or liabilities accrued to, either party at the effective date of termination.

 

 

 

(d)

Survival .    In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever, Section 9 (Warranties), Section 12 ( Confidential Information ), and Section 13(c) ( Consequences of Termination ) hereof will survive for as long as necessary to effectuate their purposes and will bind the Parties and their representatives, successors and assigns.

 

 

 

14.

Dispute Resolution .

 

 

 

 

(a)

Friendly Negotiations.   


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