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Posted by: Graham Smith in Categories: Downloads, Resources
This version of my Logo Design Transfer of Copyright Template, for Download, is a minor update to this older version.
It's important to remember that Logo Design Copyright is quite a different beast to that of a Trademark, and Registered Trademark, so it's very important to know the difference between them.
What Does this Transfer of Copyright Do?
It's simply a means for you to pass over your ownership of the logo you designed for your client, to your client.
Once you have done this, then you can no longer claim ownership of that particular design, alter it, sell it etc. Obviously you ARE the original designer, and allowed to claim the design as one you've created, to show in your various portfolios, etc. For clarity, this is stated in my Contract, just so there's no horrible misunderstandings.
How I Use it
What I use to do: write my name, sign and date the section on the left, then either scan or photo it, and email it to the client. Bit of a faff…
Now I'm using the handy Publish to Web feature in InDesign, and sending that link direct to the client. This has streamlined the process significantly, and helps keep things nice and tidy.
Should I Charge my Client for This Transfer?
File Versions Available for Download:
The main file is saved for Adobe InDesign CC 2018; I've also provided a InDesign 4 .idml file, and a regular PDF within the ZIP file. If you need another file format not provided, then please let me know via @thelogosmith and I'll see what I can muster up.
You are free to alter any of the text, and the design—obviously remove my logo and branding—as you see fit
If you found this template useful, then I'd certainly appreciate a Twitter Like and/or Retweet:
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— The Logo Smith: Logo & Brand Designer (@thelogosmith) May 23, 2018
Logo Design Transfer of Copyright Form - InDesign Template for Download
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