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Note 6 - Commitments & Contingencies

Note 6 - Commitments & Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Notes to Financial Statements  
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]



On February 18, 2020, STCB received a demand letter from a law firm representing certain individuals who purchased the Breathe brand home cleaning products. The demand letter alleged that STCB had unlawfully, falsely and misleadingly labeled and marketed the Breathe brand of products to consumers in violation of the Consumer Products Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substance Act and the FTC Act as well as various California and New York laws. While STCB denied any wrongdoing, a settlement was reached and paid in full, with no further obligation required by STCB.


On September 8, 2021, Whipshots LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company (“Whipshots”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Starco Brands, Inc., entered into an Intellectual Property Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) effective August 24, 2021, with Penguins Fly, LLC, a Pennsylvania limited liability company (“Seller”). The Agreement provides that Seller will sell to Buyer the trademarks “Whipshotz” and “Whipshots”, accompanying domain and social media handles of the same nomenclature, and certain intellectual property, documents, digital assets, customer data and other transferable rights under non-disclosure, non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality contracts benefiting the purchased intellectual property and documents (collectively, the “Acquired Assets”). The purchase price (“Purchase Price Payment”) for the Acquired Assets will be payable to Seller, over the course of seven years, based on a sliding scale percentage of gross revenues actually received by Buyer solely from Buyer’s sale of Whipshots/Whipshotz Products. The Purchase Price Payment shall be subject to a minimum amount in each contract year and a maximum aggregate amount between $140,000 and $2,000,000 based on revenues generated by the products. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had paid $20,000 of Purchase Price Payment, which has been recorded as an intangible asset.


On September 14, 2021, the Company entered into a License Agreement with Washpoppin Inc., a New York corporation. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Licensor shall license to the Company certain Licensed Property of the recording artist professionally known as “Cardi B”. As part of the Agreement, in exchange for royalty rates based on Net Sales (as defined in the Agreement) during each applicable contract period, the Licensor warrants to cause the Artist to attend certain in person events, media interviews, participate in the development of the Licensed Products (as defined in the Agreement), and promote the Licensed Products through social media posts on the Artist’s social media platforms. The Company has committed to a minimum royalty payment under the Agreement of $3,300,000 in aggregate through 2024, subject to Licensor’s satisfaction of its obligations. In the quarter ended March 31, 2022, the Company incurred expense of approximately $127,000 and had a capitalized balance of approximately $381,000 related to this royalty.


Accrued Liability


On July 9, 2014, the Board of Directors approved an investment arrangement with an individual. Per the terms of the agreement, the investor transferred $150,000 to STCB to be used for the development of a specific product. The product for which the investment was intended was never produced and this agreement is being renegotiated. The $150,000 investment was never returned by the Company and the amount is included in other payables and accruals on the balance sheet.