Whether you are a designer, developer, or other type of creative professional, keep this post handy next time you get stuck haggling over a limitation of liability clause.
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Context matters. Good advice in one situation can be plainly unhelpful in another. This also applies to getting legal review of your services agreement. Here’s how to get more out your lawyer.
You’ve no doubt seen an attorney fee clause in contracts that have been presented to you. But sometimes its missing or differently worded. This post aims to clarify these provisions as applied to providers of creative services.
You’ll often see service agreement provisions making a particular party responsible for taxes. This post breaks down what these provisions do and how you should handle them.
From time to time I see services agreements with exclusivity (aka noncompete) provisions. This post breaks down these types of provisions and how you can respond to them.
If you do logos, naming, and tag lines as part of your branding work, there are a few trademark issues you should address in your services agreement. This post outlines how to avoid some of the major pitfalls surrounding this type of creative work.
Every creative services agreement should contain provisions addressing ownership of work. This post speaks includes tips when your client will own the work at the end of the project.
Poorly written, unduly complex, and legalistic service agreements cost your business money. Well written contracts can help you make more money. Think all...
The portfolio clause is an important piece of any creative services contract. While straightforward, disputes can arise out of missing or incomplete portfolio clauses.
Prior to forming Matchstick, Josh advised creative agencies, studios, and freelancers through his own firm CreateLegal. Client-focused and detail-oriente...