5.2 All intellectual property rights of the services resulting from this contract are the property of the client and the designer irrevocably cedes all intellectual property rights to the client, subject to payment of all designer fees in accordance with item 3. The parties make all the necessary documents to implement this clause. In this agreement, we used “him” and “him” consistently – it may be necessary to change depending on the gender of the designer and/or the client. If the designer is registered with VAT, a VAT invoice or VAT proof must be issued for each payment. 20.1 If a provision (or part of a provision) of that agreement is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal by a competent court or administrative authority, the other provisions remain in force. PandaTip: Use the “Delivery Components” table in the next section of this model to list the items you submit to the customer as part of this free-lance graphic design contract. After the first paragraph, the client is required to respond immediately to the designer`s needs. 19.2 The waiver of a right under this agreement is effective only if it is written and applies only to the party to which the waiver is addressed and the circumstances for which it is granted. No waiver by other measures should be implied or should not be taken. This agreement was reached on the date mentioned at the beginning. Veronica Picciafuoco is the content director for Docracy.com, the home for free and free legal documents. She has a legal background and works closely with technology startups and freelance designers in Brooklyn, NY. You`ll find them on Twitter, Linkedin and Tumblr.
8.1 Nothing in this agreement is intended to exclude or limit the liability of one of the parties: it is also quite common for the “work-for-hire” language to be included in independent contract/advisory contracts. It is not uncommon for a customer to want written assurance that the designs he pays for are in fact the designs of the person selling them, and not just any third party. The aim of this section is to achieve this and to give the client the comfort of not violating the rights of others. Sometimes the designer retains the copyright, whereby alternative B should be used. For example, an architect generally wishes to retain copyright in his building projects and, in this case, the owner obtains an irrevocable license to use these projects for the purposes for which they were commissioned, but not for other purposes. Moral rights. Under European intellectual property law, the “author” – in this case the designer – has the right to be quoted as an author in any document containing this work. For reasons already discussed regarding copyright, it is customary for a client to have all the rights to the design without having to go to the designer, and to achieve this legally, Option A contains an appropriate wording.