Intellectual Property: Did you know…?

29-08-2013 11:46

Did you know that unless specifically provided for by contract, the first owner of copyright is (usually) the creator of the copyright work?

This means that if you commission a third party to create something that attracts copyright protection (e.g. a photographer to take photos for your company website) they will automatically own the copyright in the work. 

Our advice would be to always set out at the start of a commission type relationship who will own the rights.

For more advice on this area, please contact Emma Hayward.

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