ne présentent qu’un caractère accessoire

English translation: ancillary or incidental and ancillary (according to the context)

10:15 Nov 28, 2014
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
French term or phrase: ne présentent qu’un caractère accessoire
Hi guys,

I am translating this article in a rights transfer agreement and I have a doubt whether my translation is clear or accurate enough. I'd appreciate your help :)

Here's the sentence:

"Le Cédant reconnaît expressément que les modalités d’exploitation des Créations ne présentent qu’un caractère accessoire"

Suggested translation:

"The Transferor expressly acknowledges that the terms and conditions of use of the Creations are only of an incidental nature"

Is "of a incidental nature" clear enough or do you have ay more precise suggestions?

Thanks in advance :)
Liamesque
France
Local time: 05:19
English translation:ancillary or incidental and ancillary (according to the context)
Explanation:
My definition of accessoire (from Larousse)
Objet qui, dépendant étroitement d'un autre, prend la même nature juridique que celui-ci.

Whereas Collins gives this for incidental
happening in connection with or resulting from something more important; casual or fortuitous
occasional or minor

And for ancillary Collins gives
subsidiary
auxiliary; supplementary
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Jane Phillips
France
Local time: 05:19
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4 +2ancillary or incidental and ancillary (according to the context)
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ancillary or incidental and ancillary (according to the context)


Explanation:
My definition of accessoire (from Larousse)
Objet qui, dépendant étroitement d'un autre, prend la même nature juridique que celui-ci.

Whereas Collins gives this for incidental
happening in connection with or resulting from something more important; casual or fortuitous
occasional or minor

And for ancillary Collins gives
subsidiary
auxiliary; supplementary


Jane Phillips
France
Local time: 05:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Cheers
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you Jane :)


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Though "incidental and ancillary" sounds like a tautology to me.
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agree  AllegroTrans
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