5. Understand and comply with laws related to distribution: A distributor should understand and comply with laws related to distribution, such as those related to pricing and territorial restrictions.
6. Protecting confidential information: A distributor should have legal agreements in place to protect confidential information, such as trade secrets, from being disclosed or used by third parties.
7. Dispute Resolution: A distributor should have a dispute resolution mechanism in place, such as mediation or arbitration, to resolve disputes in a timely and efficient manner.
8. Auditing and monitoring: A distributor should conduct regular audits and monitoring to ensure that the manufacturer or supplier is adhering to the terms of the distribution agreement and to identify potential issues early on.
Overall, having a clear and well-drafted distribution agreement, protecting its intellectual property rights, compliance with laws and regulations, and having a dispute resolution mechanism in place are some of the keyways a distributor can protect their rights legally.