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Employers, Employees, Independent Contractors, and Intellectual Property: Whose Right is it Anyway?

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If you’re a creative employee, you may be wondering who owns the intellectual property rights to your creations. Employee-created assets can involve all types of intellectual property, including trademarks, logos, designs, illustrations, literary works, photographs, software, and even plants. The general rule is that employers own the rights to intellectual property created by their employees in the course of employment. Conversely, employees generally own the rights to the intellectual property they created outside the course of employment. What does “In the course of employment” mean?  There are many factors to consider when determining what counts as being “in the course of employment.” However, […]