Enterprises acquiring second-hand software, e.g. operating systems or more expensive enterprise system licenses can achieve as much as 20-30 percent in savings. Software on unused or scrapped computers, or acquired under volume agreements a while ago can be worth hundreds of thousands of Euros.
Eszter Telek, IPR-Insights? lead consultant is seeing an emerging interest in such licenses. Although, understandably, uncommunicated by vendors, second-hand procurement of licenses () is a possibility provided by both international and Hungarian intellectual property law. ?So long as enterprises proceed with due diligence, observing relevant legislation and using a professional software remarketer providing legal guarantees, second-hand purchasing involves no more risk than regular sales channels,? says the intellectual property law expert.