Category: Contract Creation

The California Non-Compete Trap

In work with creative businesses, I have witnessed the California non-compete trap many times. Here is what I am talking about: you work for a California company and that company has you sign an employment agreement that contains a non-compete clause. A few years...

Things To Know About A Trademark Licensing Agreement

A trademark licensing agreement is a contract between the owner of the trademark (the licensor) and the person to whom the trademark owner wants to license their mark to produce something (the licensee). A trademark licensing agreement clarifies what the licensee can...

Creative Services Agreement Added To Creators’ Legal Program

Solid contracts provide a foundation upon which to grow a creative business. And contracts that everyone can understand are even better. That’s why members of the Creators’ Legal Program now have access to a concise and readable Creative Services Agreement. This is an...

Five Ways A Creative Services Contract Can Help You Make Money

Anyone providing creative services for money will have some sort of creative services contract. This contract defines the relationship between creative service provider and client. It makes the terms of engagement clear so that the project gets delivered and the...

The Myth of the Confidentiality Agreement Template

If you want to keep information secret, a confidentiality agreement template seems like the way to go. Download it, get the other person to sign it, and then go on your way – how hard can it be? Confidentiality agreements (also called non-disclosure agreements or...

Notes on Work for Exposure Contract

Why a work for exposure contract? A while back I was thinking about how designers and other creative professionals can deal with a common situation: a potential client wants you to work for them for free in exchange for them giving you exposure, which presumably leads...