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9. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

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9. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Notes to Financial Statements  
NOTE 9 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Leases

 

The Company currently leases office space in Lawrence, MA under a month to month lease. Prior to this location, the Company leased office space in Newton MA under a 4 month lease that expired July 31, 2016. The Company has no further obligation under that lease. The Company recognized rent expense of $1,800 and $14,381 during the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.  The Company recognized rent expense of $12,150 and $43,143 during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively

 

There are no future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases as of September 30, 2016.

 

 

Marketing Agreement

 

On May 14, 2014, the Company entered into a definitive Marketing Agreement with Benchworks SD, LLC (Benchworks), a company engaged in the marketing, promotion and offering for distribution and sale of pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer products. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company granted Benchworks the exclusive right to promote, market, sell and distribute SUGARDOWN® in North America for an initial term of one year, subject to extension in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Benchworks was responsible and bears the expense for marketing and commercializing SUGARDOWN®, including the creation and payment for marketing, creative and promotional materials. The agreement defined certain minimum net sales levels that Benchworks must achieve to maintain exclusivity; and the agreement also provided for net sales splits with Benchworks receiving 65% of the first $10 million in net sales from the sale of SUGARDOWN® in North America, with a declining share to 50% for net sales in excess of $40 million. The agreement was terminated in July 2015. Revenue generated pursuant to the Marketing Agreement for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, were $0 and $19,122, respectively.