In negotiating and reviewing book publishing contracts, authors may typically first receive a standard, boilerplate contract. Still, most of these terms are considered negotiable, and should be reviewed by your attorney. Royalty calculations, rights granted, publication issues, revisions – all should be on the table for discussion. What follows are some important provisions that the author should be aware of: Continue Reading
Updated May 2017. It is essential for every Software Developer to have a firm grasp of intellectual property rights and how they apply to the Software Industry. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for various types of rights individuals or businesses can have in their names, creative works, and inventions. Software developers need a solid understanding of their rights to develop and protect a brand, ensure exclusive ownership of their creations, and keep their work confidential to create and maintain an advantage in this competitive market. Continue Reading
Intellectual property is an umbrella term for various types of rights an individual or business can have in their names, creative works, and inventions. A firm grasp of intellectual property is important for every entrepreneur – even if you’re not a musician or inventor. An understanding of intellectual property rights can help you protect your business or product name, software, website, logo, invention, and even your customer lists. No matter what type of business you are in, you will come across at least some of the issues discussed below. Continue Reading
Click here to view the Presentation entitled “Intellectual Property Protection of Fashion Designs,” presented by Daliah Saper at the Chicago Bar Association YLS Creative Arts Committee meeting on September 18, 2007.
What is film clearance? Film clearance is the process of acquiring the required permission for all aspects of a film production. The necessary clearances can include sets, actors/extras, music, stock film, art, posters, products/brands, books, broadcasts, computer programs, dramatic works, photographs, etc. Film clearance is necessary to avoid liability, acquire E/O insurance, and avoid any general copyright/trademark issues. Continue Reading