Design Law Triple Play: Contract, Copyright, and Trademark

Thursday, May 12

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Washington, DC (UTC-4)

Graphic designers are visual problem solvers, experience creators, communicators, and storytellers. But the stories they tell are not usually their own. Designers use their skills to express the ideas of their clients, often in collaboration with other creatives. When balancing the rights of the designer, the company, other creatives, and the client, the laws of contract, copyright, and trademark work together to protect everyone involved.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • The legal rights you have as a designer
  • How to negotiate better contracts that reflect those rights
  • How to protect your work
  • How to respect the rights of others
  • How to educate clients about copyright and ownership

Understanding your rights and those of your client, company, and colleagues is key to a successful design practice.

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