Every time you create a new smart product to order, there is a big risk that it will be stolen or left unpaid. It is impossible to predict how your relationship with a client will develop. He can change his mind at any time, refuse to pay, take offense at something and give the fruit of your labor to open access for free.
That is why it is so important to conclude an agreement on the custom creation and use of an object of intellectual property rights. It will help you to protect your author’s products and your customers to be aware of liability for infringement.
What will be the result of concluding an agreement on the creation to order and use of an object of intellectual property rights?
Having a legal agreement with the customer that clearly spells out the rights and responsibilities of the parties will give you legal protection in case of disputes or problems. The contract on the creation to order and use of the object of intellectual property rights will specify:
- the amount of the reward
- payment terms
- the term of validity of the rights to the object of intellectual property
- confidentiality and non-disclosure of information (if necessary)
- liability for breach of contract
A properly drafted document will protect your interests and secure copyright for the created product. Customers often feel that they can do whatever they want with the finished order because they paid for it. This is not true at all.
The law states that all property rights remain with you, unless otherwise stipulated in the agreement. You can control how your intellectual property is used without worrying about losing it.
Who needs to protect their intellectual property?
Content creators should first of all worry about the fate of their intellectual products. Musicians, writers, artists and photographers are at increased risk. In addition to them, those who work in the field of:
- Software development. The contract is concluded when creating websites, mobile applications, games and similar IT projects.
- Marketing. Make sure that the advertising materials, brands, logos, trademarks you come up with are not used without permission.
- Production. Keep the development of new inventions, technical processes, and industrial designs a secret.
entertainment Take care of the protection of made-to-order movies, series, shows, music, literary works.
- Design. In the era of neural networks, it becomes more and more difficult to prove one’s authorship of images, graphics, and visuals, so one cannot do without a contract.
The list can be continued for a long time, because “piracy” is not limited to the theft of popular films on the Internet for a long time – now everything is stolen. Even if you have created a sculpture, it can be copied and sold.
No one cares about your copyright but you. Therefore, before starting work on a new product, be sure to conclude an agreement on the creation to order and use of the object of intellectual property rights with a professional lawyer. In this way, you will protect your product from theft, be able to control its use, and be guaranteed to receive payment from the client.
Intellectual property lawyers Prykhodko and partners can develop a contract according to your needs, help you agree on its terms, anticipate all possible risks and nuances, and in case of violation of the terms of the contract, help protect your rights as a copyright holder. To calculate the exact price of the contract for the creation and use of an object of intellectual property rights – fill out the form below!