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The owner of a copyright holds the exclusive rights to control and make the most of the copyrighted material. In certain instances he or she may desire to transfer those rights to a third party via a copyright assignment. This assignment gives the assigned holder the rights, protections and responsibilities of the original copyright owner. This Copyright Assignment Agreement sets forth the specific terms of this type of arrangement for a work of art. A well-written Copyright Assignment Agreement for Artwork will prove valuable in the event of disagreements, misunderstandings or litigation.

Among others, this Assignment Agreement for Copyrighted Artwork includes the following:
  • Parties: This provision sets out the names of the parties and the date the agreement is signed;
  • Description of Work: This provision sets forth a brief description of the artwork being assigned;
  • Assignment of the Work: This provision sets out the specific details of the copyright assignment;
  • Payment: This provision sets forth the amount and manner of payment for the exclusive copyright in the artwork.

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Legal Compliance: This form complies with all federal laws
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Copyright Assignment Agreement
(Artwork)

 

 
THIS AGREEMENT is made this        day of       , 20   , by and between                       (“Assignor”) and                             (“Assignee”, and collectively, the “Parties”).
 
WHEREAS, Assignor is the copyright holder and owner of all proprietary interest in          (Brief description of artwork to be assigned)          (the “Work”).
 
AND WHEREAS, Assignor wishes to transfer all rights, ownership and interest in the Work, including the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Work, to Assignee, under the terms set forth in this Agreement;
 
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, covenants, warranties, and other good and valuable consideration set forth herein, the Parties agree as follows:
 
1.   Assignment of the Work.  Assignor hereby irrevocably assigns to Assignee all right, title and interest to the Work, including all copyright ownership and interest, and all moral rights associated with the creation of the Work.  Assignee shall be the exclusive owner of the Work and of the copyright in the Work from the date of this Agreement forward, and shall have the exclusive right to secure registration of the copyright in the Work with the U.S. Copyright Office.  No rights in the Work, or in the copyright in the Work, shall be retained by Assignor, nor shall there be any reversion of those rights to Assignor in the future.
 
2.   Payment.  In consideration of the assignment made by Assignor, as well as Assignors promises, representations, covenants and warranties under this Agreement, Assignee shall pay to Assignor the amount of $          (the “Payment”).  The Payment shall be paid in full to Assignee within 7 days of the execution of this Agreement.
 
3.  Assignors Representations and Warranties.  Assignor represents and warrants as follows:
 
a.   Assignor has the legal authority to grant the assignment of the Work, including all copyright rights and proprietary interest therein, as set forth in Section 1.  No other person or entity is required to consent to this assignment or to this Agreement for it to be valid and complete.
 
b.   There are currently no licenses outstanding granting any other person or entity the right to enjoy or lay claim to any copyright rights or privileges in the Work, nor will Assignor attempt to grant any such licenses at any time in the future.  The Work, and all copyright interest in the Work, is free and clear of any liens, security interests, or other encumbrances.
 
c.   The Work does not infringe upon the rights, copyright or otherwise, of any other person or entity.
 
d.   There are no claims currently pending or threatened, nor does Assignor have any reason to believe that any claims will be brought or threatened in the future, against Assignors right, ownership or interest in the Work.
 
4.   Indemnification.  Assignor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Assignee for any claims, suits, damages, actions, or other costs arising out any breach of Assignors warranties set forth in Section 3 above.
 
5.   Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed in all respects by, the laws of the State of ___________________, without regard to conflicts of law principles.
 
6.   Counterparts.   This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute one agreement.
 
7.   Severability.   If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, and if limiting such provision would make the provision valid, then such provision shall be deemed to be construed as so limited.
 
8.   Notice.   Any notice required or otherwise given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and mailed certified return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or delivered by overnight delivery service, addressed as follows:
 
   If to Assignor:      
      
      
      
 
   If to Assignee:         
         
      
      
 
9.   Headings.   The headings for section herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning of the provisions of this Agreement.
 
10.   Entire Agreement.   This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Assignor and Assignee, and supersedes any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement. There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
 
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed the day and year first above written.
 
 
ASSIGNOR
 
                  ____________
Signature
                  ____________
Print Name
ASSIGNEE
 
                  ________________
Signature
                  ________________
Print Name
 
 
 
Number of Pages6
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#28017
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.
 
 
Copyright Assignment Agreement
(Artwork)

 

 
THIS AGREEMENT is made this        day of       , 20   , by and between                       (“Assignor”) and                             (“Assignee”, and collectively, the “Parties”).
 
WHEREAS, Assignor is the copyright holder and owner of all proprietary interest in          (Brief description of artwork to be assigned)          (the “Work”).
 
AND WHEREAS, Assignor wishes to transfer all rights, ownership and interest in the Work, including the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Work, to Assignee, under the terms set forth in this Agreement;
 
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, covenants, warranties, and other good and valuable consideration set forth herein, the Parties agree as follows:
 
1.   Assignment of the Work.  Assignor hereby irrevocably assigns to Assignee all right, title and interest to the Work, including all copyright ownership and interest, and all moral rights associated with the creation of the Work.  Assignee shall be the exclusive owner of the Work and of the copyright in the Work from the date of this Agreement forward, and shall have the exclusive right to secure registration of the copyright in the Work with the U.S. Copyright Office.  No rights in the Work, or in the copyright in the Work, shall be retained by Assignor, nor shall there be any reversion of those rights to Assignor in the future.
 
2.   Payment.  In consideration of the assignment made by Assignor, as well as Assignors promises, representations, covenants and warranties under this Agreement, Assignee shall pay to Assignor the amount of $          (the “Payment”).  The Payment shall be paid in full to Assignee within 7 days of the execution of this Agreement.
 
3.  Assignors Representations and Warranties.  Assignor represents and warrants as follows:
 
a.   Assignor has the legal authority to grant the assignment of the Work, including all copyright rights and proprietary interest therein, as set forth in Section 1.  No other person or entity is required to consent to this assignment or to this Agreement for it to be valid and complete.
 
b.   There are currently no licenses outstanding granting any other person or entity the right to enjoy or lay claim to any copyright rights or privileges in the Work, nor will Assignor attempt to grant any such licenses at any time in the future.  The Work, and all copyright interest in the Work, is free and clear of any liens, security interests, or other encumbrances.
 
c.   The Work does not infringe upon the rights, copyright or otherwise, of any other person or entity.
 
d.   There are no claims currently pending or threatened, nor does Assignor have any reason to believe that any claims will be brought or threatened in the future, against Assignors right, ownership or interest in the Work.
 
4.   Indemnification.  Assignor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Assignee for any claims, suits, damages, actions, or other costs arising out any breach of Assignors warranties set forth in Section 3 above.
 
5.   Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed in all respects by, the laws of the State of ___________________, without regard to conflicts of law principles.
 
6.   Counterparts.   This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute one agreement.
 
7.   Severability.   If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, and if limiting such provision would make the provision valid, then such provision shall be deemed to be construed as so limited.
 
8.   Notice.   Any notice required or otherwise given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and mailed certified return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or delivered by overnight delivery service, addressed as follows:
 
   If to Assignor:      
      
      
      
 
   If to Assignee:         
         
      
      
 
9.   Headings.   The headings for section herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning of the provisions of this Agreement.
 
10.   Entire Agreement.   This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Assignor and Assignee, and supersedes any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement. There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
 
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed the day and year first above written.
 
 
ASSIGNOR
 
                  ____________
Signature
                  ____________
Print Name
ASSIGNEE
 
                  ________________
Signature
                  ________________
Print Name
 
 
 

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