Change This In Your Client Communication And Completely Quench Conflicts
Years ago, I had an artist client who did large-scale commissions for hotels (yeah, it’s a niche). He did terrific work but always seemed to conflict with his clients. They got pissed that he didn’t...
Level The Playing Field Against Big Companies: A Guide For Small Business
Big, established companies throw their legal weight around all the time. But, unfortunately, that often means that new and small companies face severe disadvantages if they don’t take steps to deal with the facts of...
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Can You Copyright Street Art?
People want to know whether or not you can copyright street art, and the answer is a resounding: “sure, why not?”. The topic seems to come up a great deal lately because companies seem to be making a habit of using street art to burnish their own brands and in an...read more
Getting Specific in Art & Design Contract Terms
The other day I wrote a piece about satisfaction clauses, one of the more troublesome types of design contract terms. After getting some good feedback and thinking about it more, I thought it would be helpful to offer a list of things that should be included when one...read more
The Difference Between Lawyers and Legal Tech
After reading a recent article discussing whether DIY legal tech would replace lawyers, I thought it would be helpful to provide some insight into the difference between lawyers and legal tech. Overall, the question of whether legal tech like LegalZoom or other...read more
Satisfaction Clauses In Art & Design Contracts
Some art and design contracts have a problem that will often not be apparent until it is time to get paid: satisfaction clauses. A satisfaction clause basically gives the recipient of art or design work the full discretion to reject the work because they are...read more