UPDATE: JANUARY 2020!
We asked a specialist lawyer to develop our model contracts. Our aim is make them available to designers at a reasonable price. With the revenue we finance future legal advice.
Perhaps a watertight contract does not exist, but at least it is a healthy basis for cooperation. Furthermore, it is better to offer a contract yourself. Our contracts, after all, were set up to act in the interests of the DESIGNER as well as possible. Also, a well-drafted contract can also give your client the impression that you know how to deal with things and makes you look professional.
The following contracts are available in both Dutch and English.
Our Royaltie-contract is also available in French.
Each contracts costs € 99.00 excl. VAT, including a constructive explanation.
The package comprises 3 sets of general conditions for specific applications:
- three-dimensional designs
- graphic designs
- virtual designs.
Unlike other agreements, a confidentiality agreement does not describe the object in a detailed supplement. Doing this would deprive the agreement of its utility, as then the information (or parts thereof) that one wants to keep secret would be made public prior to conclusion of the contract.
USER’S LICENSE FOR SOFTWARE AND VIRTUAL PRODUCTS
In this contract it is important that you show all parties concerned are actually planning on legally binding themselves. This decreases the possibility of the agreement being avoided for mistake at a later stage.
The works may be described in a vague or highly detailed manner. The detailed description will result in little room for individual input by the subcontractor. This limits the chance that he will claim his own intellectual property rights. However, a detailed description will entail greater liability on the part of the sponsor in areas such as choice of materials or concept. A vague description would entail quite the opposite: greater risk on rights claimed by the contractor and limited risk on one’s own liability for choice of materials and/or concept.
EXCLUSIVE AND NON-EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AND PRODUCT LICENSE, INCLUDING ROYALTY AGREEMENT
A license means that the rights to the creation remain with the designer. The latter will allow sole use of his design by third parties on a payment basis. Use will be defined as follows: the production and commercialisation of products covered by the design. Depending on the formulation chosen in our model with regards to exclusivity, the licenser is (or is not) still allowed to sell the product himself.
Our lawyer will inform us in case legislation requires the contracts to be amended. You will automatically receive a mail with the amended article so that contracts can remain both current and correct.
All contracts are available in both Dutch and English.
You can view contracts without obligation at the following locations – please give us notice beforehand:
DE WINKELHAAK | HOUSE OF C
Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26 - 2060 Antwerp
contact: Klara De Smedt
Please order by mail. We usually send out the digital documents and invoice by return of post and certainly no later than within 3 working days.
Suggestions for new model contracts are always welcome!