BEIJING, Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG), a leading new media company in China ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company"), today announced that it has, through certain of its affiliated consolidated entities (the "Licensees"), entered into new trademark license agreements (the "New Agreements") with a subsidiary of its parent company, Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited ("Phoenix TV"), to replace previous trademark license agreements between the parties (the "Previous Agreements").
Under the New Agreements, Phoenix TV agreed to continue to license to the Licensees certain trademarks containing the double-phoenix logo and the Chinese or English words of "Phoenix New Media" or "ifeng" for an initial term of three years, while the Licensees are not allowed to use the double-phoenix logo on a stand-alone basis. The Licensees are also granted a one-year license to continue to use the current marks of the Company's two mobile applications which contain the Chinese words of "Phoenix News" and "Phoenix Video" which will be automatically renewed upon its expiration unless Phoenix TV raises any objection.
The annual license fee payable to Phoenix TV by each of the Licensees will be the greater of 2% of the Licensee's annual revenue or US$100,000, while the annual fee under the Previous Agreements was US$10,000.
About Phoenix New Media Limited
Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is a leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile and TV channels in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet and through their mobile devices. Phoenix New Media's platform includes its ifeng.com channel, consisting of its ifeng.com website and web-based game platform, its video channel, comprised of its dedicated video vertical and mobile video services, and its mobile channel, including its mobile Internet website, mobile applications and mobile value-added services.
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