Before I start, I would like to mention that I'm totally new here, so apologies in advance if I'm posting in the wrong place. Please notify me of such before down-voting and I'll close the topic.
I'm pretty new when it comes to contracts. I("Client") am hiring a freelancer("Designer") to design a logo for my startup and I am drafting a contract agreement.
However, one thing that has been bothering me for now is what exactly happens after the Agreement? Do I get the rights, or do I need to make another contract where the designer assigns the rights?
Allow me to explain.
In my Agreement, I specifically say the following:
(a) The final Logo design delivered to Client pursuant to this Agreement shall be deemed as “contract for commissioned work”, as described above, and the Client shall be the sole owner and gain exclusive license of the final Logo design and of all rights, including but not limited to, Copyrights, Economic Rights, Trademark/Commercial Rights and any other form of Intellectual Property Rights, in
Worldwide. Designer shall execute all documents, and perform such other acts, as Client may deem necessary to secure for Client all such ownership rights.
(b) Client understands that Designer owns all the rights and exclusive license of all the Preliminary Concepts/Designs created before Client has selected the final Logo design, except for elements in those concepts that are incorporated into the final Logo design that Designer delivers to Client.
(c) Client will be solely responsible to make sure that the final Logo design that Designer will create for Client will be available for use in commerce and protectable under trademark law in
(d) Client hereby grants Designer the right to display the final Logo design in her personal portfolio or as means to demonstrate and market her creative skills.
Now that I have said this in my Agreement, does the Agreement ever end? I mean the Agreement should end after the files are delivered to me, but what about the rights I get on the files? Do these end? Do I have to specify that the Agreement ends after the final files are delivered to me?
How do I properly close the Agreement?
Here's a link to my contract draft, if that might help: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dJyChQ4l94f5N0Z2B0I7gt7QKjqzyX9H7ooQJOhDFOk/edit?usp=sharing
P.S: I'm not a lawyer or a student of law. I'm just a Computer Science Student looking for some help here.