I’d say that 90% of the giveaways I see on Instagram aren’t legal. In fact, when I see one that is legal it stands out. So how do you make your giveaway legal? Watch this video to learn the five required steps!
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Are you currently trying to launch a product or service for your creative business? Then this post collection will help you do it on the legal up and up!
Works started entering the public domain again in 2019. Curious if something you want to use is covered by copyright or in the public domain? Click through to view a chart that helps you to decide where it falls.
Are you unsure if you should send your client a proposal or a contract? Contracts and proposals have very different purposes, by the end of this video you’ll know when you should send each.
Most collaborations end at some point and discussing these 7 questions before you start your collaboration will increase your chances of ending with a happy parting of ways, not a fiery crash.
Congrats! You’ve been approached to illustrate a book. But now you start to worry about copyrights. How do you keep them? How might you lose them? Learn the three ways you could lose them in this Ask Kiff episode.
The reason that most creatives hate contracts is that many contracts are 20-pages long and stuffed with legal jargon. But did you know that your contract doesn’t have to look like that to be valid? Watch this video to learn what is required for a contract to be valid.
Almost every creative business owner will sign a contract they later regret. But how can you limit your chances of this happening? Watch this video to learn!
Before law school, I was a wildlife biologist. And after nearly a decade of counting birds and rodents, I was ready for a change. But I wasn’t sure what that change was. At the time, I was showing my nature photography in galleries and I debated trying to go full time. But law school had […]
You get a customer email with a glowing product review. Can you pop it on your sales page? Or do you need permission? Learn in this Ask Kiff episode.
So you come up with an awesome phrase that would be perfect for a mug, a t-shirt, a card, or a hat. Can you run down to the Trademark Office and file a trademark for that phrase? Before you try to trademark a t-shirt design, make sure you check out this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. […]
What can you do with licensed fabric? Is there a difference between what the legal protections are and what’s practical for your creative business? That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. Watch the video | Listen or download an audio-only version | Read the show notes | Read […]
Do you need to register your copyrights? Learn why registration can mean the difference between getting something or nothing from your copycat. Join me for a live no-fluff workshop where you’ll leave with actionable steps on October 28, 2020. Learn more and sign up here. If you create patterns or use them, you might be […]
How do you pick a business name that won’t force a rebrand or get you in legal hot water? Watch this video to learn what a trademark search is, why it’s important, and if you can DIY it. Plus grab a FREE worksheet to help you do a trademark search.
This summer I took July and the first week of August off. I traveled and spent time with my family. And there was plenty of laughter and tears as we said goodbye to my Papa. The past several weeks hanging out with my niece, I learned the basics of juggling. Although I still can’t juggle […]