I have just added a new template for one-way Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) to the Intellectual Property Agreements / Templates page.
There are many free templates of NDAs that one can easily find on the web. Why would I offer mine as a paid download?
The free forms are usually overly simplistic and don’t cover half the issues that need to be covered.
Often, however, when I am asked to draft one to fit a particular client’s circumstances, the cost of the NDA can become too steep for a small business client.
Continuing the trend I started with the copyright agreements, this NDA is designed to help businesses bridge the gap between having a poorly written or no agreement at all and having to spend a fortune on a customized one.
As always, you can check out the preview and see for yourself that this template has more bases covered than any other free non-disclosure agreement template you can find on the web.
I hope this helps.
Just hours before I fly off to Dallas for the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association, I have launched the new website for Canadian Trademark Factory™.
The Trademark Factory™ is a service offered by Mincov Law Corporation that allows business owners to register their trademarks at a 100% predictable all-inclusive flat rate with a 100% money-back guarantee.
Please check it out and leave your comments below. I'd love to know what you think!
On April 15, Mincov Law Corporation took part in the ESN trade show and conducted a draw for free trademark registration services.
Today it’s time to announce the winner.
Often, I get requests to draft a simple agreement whereby the business owner who paid or is about to pay for some content created specifically for that business would own copyright in what they pay for.
Just today, I got a call from an existing client. They hired a videographer to create videos for their business. Now the videographer is claiming that my client does not own copyright in the videos. However surprising this may be to most people, the videographer is correct, at least from the legal standpoint.
Unless there is an assignment of copyright in writing, the copyright remains with the person who created the work, in this case, the videos.
Often, the client’s situation does not justify hiring a lawyer to create a completely customized agreement.
So I decided to share the template that I developed as a result of many years of writing these agreements in different jurisdictions.
If you hired someone to create content for you or you are about to hire someone to create content for you and you don’t have a budget to document the transfer of intellectual property from your contractor to you, you should definitely check out these templates. They may not ideally fit your situation and are not offered as legal advice, but in my experience, they should take care of 90% of the situations that usually arise around such facts.
This is where you can download standard Content Creation and Copyright Assignment templates at a fraction of what it would cost you to have a lawyer draft a customized contract. Check out the previews and see for yourself that the level of details covered in these templates greatly exceeds anything that you can download for free on the Internet.
Hoping that this will be of value to you.
On March 14, I joined 300 or so BC entrepreneurs at the MYM Graduate Success event.
It was a great event, and Mincov Law Corporation was holding a draw for free trademark registration services.
We received over 20 eligible entries.
Last night, my daughters helped me pick the winner.
…and the winner is…
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