PROTECTING YOUR WORK: BALANCING THE COMPETING INTERESTS OF OWNERSHIP

When a firm has invested days, months--perhaps even years--in a project, its staff has poured their thoughts, ideas, and insights into the creation of a bridge, overpass, or other structure. All of this hard work--and the accompanying financial expense--culminates tangibly in the four corners of a drawing, blueprint, or computer program. But who owns all of the hard work represented in these designs? And who owns the right to reproduce the item or structure once built? The answers to these fundamental questions can mean the difference between unfettered marketability of a creative design versus observation of someone else capitalizing on the hard work. This article helps a firm ensure that they alone reap the rewards of their efforts.

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  • Accession Number: 00789041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2000 12:00AM