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Coping with Freelance Termination Interests

4 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2008 Last revised: 4 Aug 2014

Thomas G. Field Jr.

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)

Date Written: July 12, 2008

Abstract

This comment briefly explores potentially dual protection for logos. Although authorship confers no trademark rights, it may generate copyright interests despite the intent of artists and clients. Logos created by full-time employees pose no problem. Ones created by free lance designers, however, pose a risk, if remote, of termination. Whether that generates a serious threat to the independence of freelance artists remains to be seen, but it can be reduced if not elimated by artists who choose to be employees of their own businesses.

Keywords: copyright, logos, freelance artists, works for hire

Suggested Citation

Field, Thomas G., Coping with Freelance Termination Interests (July 12, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1159090 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1159090

Thomas G. Field Jr. (Contact Author)

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) ( email )

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Concord, NH 03301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.unh.edu/faculty/field

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