Intellectual property attorney, T.J. DoVale, and employment attorney, Amy Epstein Gluck, were recently quoted in The Washington Post online magazine article, “Work Advice: Who owns the rights to your designs? It depends.”
In this article, advice columnist Karla L. Miller of The Washington Post answers a reader’s question pertaining to in-house graphic design work and how the reader’s illustrations are viewed in terms of employment and intellectual property laws. Miller reaches out to FisherBroyles Partners, DoVale and Epstein Gluck, to gain an understanding of whether the designs produced fall within the scope of employment to qualify under the Copyright Act as “works made for hire” and whether they belong to the individual creating the work or the employer.
HR professionals, freelancers, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, and marketers — and anyone else that might have a portfolio of work — will find this article helpful in understanding what rights you can retain on designs, sketches, and even ideas.
Read the full article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/atwork-advice-who-owns-the-rights-to-your-designs-it-depends/2016/12/27/2f01d10e-b8b3-11e6-b994-f45a208f7a73_story.html?utm_term=.4ed7872ce60b
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