If a company's terms and conditions requires you to have "written consent" if you want to distribute its products/services to third parties. What does this "written consent" have to look like to avoid future legal complications? Is a friendly/casual email from the company's customer service stating in a single paragraph that you have permission to distribute the company's products/services to third parties sufficient enough for "written consent"?
Or does this "written consent" have to be drafted by the company's lawyer in a long and detailed contract and have to look very professionally written?
A long form power of attorney drafted by a lawyer is usually 8 or 9 pages, but many people can accomplish everything they need in 1 page.
Similarly here, as an attorney I would want you to have something formal and expensive looking before you proceed, but an e-mail may be enough to cover you IF you have confirmed that the sender was authorized to give consent, the length of time is specified, and the language of the e-mail is clear and unambiguous.
A paragraph from a manager might be enough to win a lawsuit once it is filed, but a fancy document from their attorney will prevent the lawsuit in the first place.
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