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Trademark Issues in Services Agreements

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.

Work for Hire and Assignment Clauses

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.

Meet the Team: Gabe Levine

Prior to forming Matchstick with Josh, Gabe ran his own firm, Groundwork Legal, also focused on representation of the creators of digital products. Befor...

Meet the Team: Josh Barrett

Prior to forming Matchstick, Josh advised creative agencies, studios, and freelancers through his own firm CreateLegal. Client-focused and detail-oriente...

Meet the Team: Jennifer Becker

Prior to joining Matchstick, Jen worked at CreateLegal advising creative professionals from all disciplines. For over a decade Jen has helped her clients g...

All That Annual Corporate Crap

Even though this minutiae can be annoying, it’s worth it to put systems in place to stay on top of it. Whether your company is a corporation or a LLC, you’ve got some annoying annual obligations.

Your First Contract Negotiation

Procurement specialists” are professional negotiators. If you run a client services business, you should be too. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec nec aliquet justo, non maximus elit.

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