This is a non-exhaustive 50 point checklist designed to help you avoid some very common legal pitfalls and maximise the legal security of your business.
- Make sure that legal ownership assets used in the business are actually owned by the business.
- Get written copyright assignments from designers, authors, software and web developers and appropriate warranties of originality.
- Check the terms and conditions of third party suppliers of services to ensure you legally own any deliverables they create.
- Do not rely on a terminable licence for key business assets; take an assignment or a perpetual royalty-free licence.