I’m new to this forum. I’m glad i found it, because i need some advice.
I hope someone can help me. I have searched the different forums but couldn’t find a thread /topic that really applies to my situation:
I’m a designer. My main activity is designing and ‘manufacturing’ furniture and interiors. So, i’m not an industrial designer, but somehow i got involved in a pitch for an industrial product.
My question concerns the copyrightissue : My client wants the copyright of this product. So i will sign away all my rights. The contract doesn’t mention any compensation for waving away my rights and i will not be credited at all. If my client wants to change my design they are free to do so. (according to the contract) I think that’s quite odd, isn’t it? What is customary in these kind of situations? I mean, if there is not a royaltiesagreement, what do you charge for selling your design?
This concerns a product that will be injection moulded, so not exactly a limited edition, with big start up costs aswell. I will get paid ofcourse for designing the product, but what about selling the design? Is there anyone who can tell me more about this?