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Intellectual Property Rights for Design: Trademark Laws

Graphic designers need to understand the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, copyright laws and design patents. Intellectual property rights and fair use policies not only help you understand what materials you can use and where, but they also protect your work from infringement by others. Learn all about these legal intricacies in...

DesignBiz: Take Client Confidentiality Seriously

Client confidentiality and intellectual property rights must be respected. Even if you haven’t inked a formal agreement with a new or existing client, be very cautious what information you disclose, even over coffee with a close friend. There’s nothing worse than watching years of confidential effort evaporate in a single post on Gizmodo. I’ve...