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Design work agreement
AGREEMENT as of____________, 1997, between ____________, (hereinafter referred to as the "Client"), and (Company Name), with respect to the creation of certain designs (hereinafter referred to as the "Work").
Whereas, (Company Name) is a professional design firm of good standing; Whereas, Client wishes (Company Name) to create certain Work described more fully herein; and Whereas, (Company Name) wishes to create such Work; Now, therefore, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants hereinafter set forth and other valuable considerations, the parties hereto agree as follows:
(Company Name) agrees to create the Work in accordance with the following specifications:
Work Description: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Media in which the Work will appear: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Form in which the final Work will be created: _____________________________________________________________________________
Quantity of Pieces: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Piece Size: (e.g. 8-1/2 x 11, 640 x 480) __________________________________________________________________________________
Resolution: (eg. 288, 144, 72) ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Colors: (eg. spot, platform limitations) ____________________________________________________________________________________
Client-supplied Materials: (eg. copy, photography, logos) _________________________________________________________________
Other Services: ________________________________________________________________
Other Specifications: ________________________________________________________________
ASSIGNMENT OF WORK
(Company Name) reserves the right to assign other designers or subcontractors to the Work to ensure quality and on-time completion.
(Company Name) agrees to deliver sketches on ____________, 1997 which is ___ days after the signing of the Agreement, or if the Client is to provide reference, layouts, or specifications, ___ days after the Client has provided same. Finished Work shall be delivered on ____________, 1997, ___ days after the approval of sketches by the Client.
(Company Name) will make every effort to meet agreed upon due dates. The Client should be aware that failure to submit required information or materials may cause subsequent delays in the production. Client delays could result in significant delays in delivery of finished work.
GRANT OF RIGHTS
Upon receipt of full payment, (Company Name) grants to the Client the following rights in the finished Work:
For use as ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
For the product or publication named ____________________________________________________________________________
In the following territory __________________________________________________________________________________________
For the following time period _____________________________________________________________________________________
Other limitations _________________________________________________________________________________________________
With respect to the usage shown above, the Client shall have ___ non-exclusive rights ___ exclusive rights.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
All rights not expressly granted hereunder are reserved to (Company Name), including but not limited to all rights in sketches, comps, or other preliminary materials.
If Client wishes to make any additional uses of the work, Client agrees to seek permission from (Company Name) and make such payments as are agreed to between the parties at that time.
PERMISSIONS AND RELEASES
The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless (Company Name) against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney¹s fees, due to materials included in the Work at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or previous release was requested or uses which exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.
Payment shall be advanced to (Company Name) in phases as follows. At the time of signing this Agreement, Client shall pay $_____, which is one third of the total fee. Upon approval of sketches or preliminary visuals, Client shall pay $_____, a further third of the total fee. On the date of (Company Name) delivery of the final Work, Client shall pay $_____, the final third of the total fee. Late fees past thirty days will be charged at 1.5% per month.
Changes in client input or direction or excessive changes will be charged at $___/hour.
Any work which the Client wishes (Company Name) to create which is not specified in the DESCRIPTION Section of this agreement will be considered an additional service. Such Work shall require a separate Agreement and payment separate from and above that specified in this Agreement.
In the event that Work is postponed or cancelled at the request of the Client, (Company Name) shall have the right to bill pro rata for work completed through the date of that request, while reserving all rights under this Agreement. If additional payment is due, this shall be payable within thirty days of the Client's notification to stop work. In the event of cancellation, the Client shall also pay any expenses incurred by (Company Name) and (Company Name) shall own all rights to the Work. The Client shall assume responsibility for all collection of legal fees necessitated by default in payment.
(Company Name) shall be given the first opportunity to make revisions requested by the Client. If the revisions are not due to any fault on the part of (Company Name), such work shall be billed at the hourly rate listed above.
Client agrees to reimburse (Company Name) for any of the following expenses necessary in completion of the Work: (e.g. Fonts, Messengers, Proofs, Props, Research, Shipping, Software, Stock photography, Travel, Telephone).
Copyright notice in (Company Name)'s name shall be published with the Work.
Authorship credit in the name of (Company Name) shall accompany the Work when it is reproduced. If the finished Work is used as a contribution to a magazine or for a book, authorship credit shall be given unless specified to the contrary in the preceding sentence.
OWNERSHIP AND RETURN OF WORK
The ownership of original artwork, including sketches and any other materials created in the process of making the finished Work, shall remain with (Company Name). All such artwork shall be returned to (Company Name) by bonded messenger, air freight, or registered mail within thirty days of the Client's completing its use of the Work. The parties agree that the value of the original, finished Work is $_____.
CODE OF FAIR PRACTICE
The Client and (Company Name) agree to comply with the provisions of the Code of Fair Practice, a copy of which may be obtained from the Joint Ethics Committee, P.O. Box 179, Grand Central Station, New York, New York, 10017.
Any disputes in excess of $1,000 (or the maximum limit for small claims court) arising out of this Agreement shall be submitted to binding arbitration before the Joint Ethics Committee or a mutually agreed upon Arbitrator pursuant to the rules of the the American Arbitration Association. The Arbitrator's award shall be final, and judgment may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The Client shall pay all arbitration and court costs, reasonable attorney's fees and legal interest on any award or judgment in favor of (Company Name).
The undersigned agrees to the terms of this agreement on behalf of his or her organization or business. No responsibility will be accepted for digital or photocopied signatures.