People who sell their logos for a deal have become commonplace because many designers do not know and/or want to sell anything at any price. The sale of the source file is also by default. You only specify your original work file if you are paid. Generally 3x the package. If you receive royalties, you should give them away for free. However, Ms. Thomas` evidence did not suggest that she had already used the logo as a trademark. There was no evidence that the team had downloaded the logo in Ms. Thomas` name or even on her instructions.

There was no signed licensing agreement, no evidence that fees had been paid for the use of the logo, and no evidence of Ms. Thomas` efforts to maintain the nature and quality of the services offered under the logo. As a result, the TTAB did not find a basis for an unspoken licence for Ms. Thomas. On the other hand, if a logo is used as a trademark without authorization, the author may assert his copyright against the unauthorized user of the trademark, subject, of course, to a contractual or fair defence. However, a trademark license may infringe the rights of the copyright holder. For example, an exclusive trademark license may prevent the author from freely conceding the use of the copyrighted work to another party for use as a trademark, in violation of the rights granted to the exclusive licensee. This is a licensing agreement between and you, the customer, and describes your commitments when entering into this agreement and other terms of use. A friend of mine works for a small design company that has created a logo for a client. They were then commissioned by this client to create a poster that they could give to some of their clients. The design company now sells the poster online and cashes the money.

Is that legal? On the poster, there is the names of the customers and on the underside it says: “On behalf of… for… They say it`s legal because the designer owns the logo and they weren`t a contract that says otherwise. How is this legal??? Believe it or not, some designers (mostly amateurs) would refrain from talking to the logo property client to keep the “hand up”. As unethical as it may seem, some conscientious designers may not clarify the details of the ownership of the proposal, so they may charge royalties if they are used on different marketing platforms. What a shame! “The customer understands that the company retains the rights to all designs and does not transfer any design rights to the customer. As far as corporate symbols are concerned, all property and intellectual property rights remain exclusively of the company. The company`s ownership and ownership rights over the company`s symbols are permanent and continue even after the customer purchases a design.

“ In their request to give my opinion on this subject, they write about morality and responsibility. But to me, it all sounds like hypocrisy. I will stay away from designers who do not grant the rights to the paying customer. And after their blog post DesignMantic should agree. But then, their business conditions say otherwise. To believe what? You should stay away. Youri Zaech, a Swiss art designer, specializes in typographical projects. He responded to our request for return by email. Of course, there is always room for negotiation – but everything is always defined in an agreement signed by both sides. Before we keep talking about who gets ownership of a logo, let`s start by discussing it. Whether your design customers are finicky or intellectually, ultimately, the property has the following meaning: This is my first time designing a logo ever. I don`t know anything about this area of definitely new work in this game.

I know how I can include my rights and copyrights? Where can I get such a contract? If you have any additional information I need to cover myself before publishing my work, please share.