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Services Agreement for Surface Designers


Secure your business with our Surface Designer Agreement template, perfect for one-on-one services where you assign the intellectual property of your creations. Designed for pattern designers who produce kick-arse designs for various surfaces, this template simplifies complex IP ownership and payment terms. Ideal for businesses of all sizes, it's about taking your business seriously from the start. By putting things in writing, you not only protect yourself but also provide clarity and certainty for both parties. 


When you're engaged in one-on-one pattern design services and looking to assign ownership of your designs, this Surface Designer Agreement is your go-to resource. It's crafted specifically for situations where you create custom designs and agree to transfer the intellectual property rights to your client. This ensures that every aspect of the ownership transition is legally sound and mutually agreed upon. 

Choose the Right Agreement for Your Business Model 

If your business involves creating designs to license rather than assign (aka transfer ownership), our License Agreement for Surface Pattern Designers is the better fit, offering comprehensive terms for bespoke licenses. Additionally, if you operate a pattern library, our Pattern Library Terms & Conditions template will be ideal. These specialised templates ensure that you're using the most suitable agreement for your specific business approach. 

About the Template  
Created by lawyers and peer reviewed by other lawyers for quality assurance, this fill in the blanks template can be ready within 15 minutes or less, ready for you to copy and paste into your system and send to your client for them to sign. 

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What’s included? 

Your template purchase includes: 

  • Fill in the blanks Template in Word format  
  • Template User Guide pdf – Handy hints on how to update your template 
  • Single user licence to edit, use and reuse the template as often as you need for your business 
  • BONUS: Access to the Legally Legit Lounge™ for Templates with “how to” video tutorials to walk you through your template*  
  • BONUS: Future template updates 
  • BONUS: Video Guide – This comprehensive video walkthrough is designed to guide you step-by-step through the template, providing clear instructions and assistance to help you successfully complete it with a few tips thrown in for good measure! 

 * Your purchase will give you free access to the support you need to complete your template with confidence, with video tutorials explaining key terms to ensure you understand your template. 

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Key Features

Key features of this Services Agreement for Surface Pattern Designers include: 

  • Clear Payment Terms: Detailed clauses for fees, schedules, and expenses. 
  • Mutual Obligations: Defines responsibilities for both parties. 
  • Intellectual Property Provisions: Setting out how any IP is assigned as well as audit requirements 
  • Flexible Termination Terms: Guidelines for ending the agreement amicably. 
  • Confidentiality Provisions: Protects sensitive information. 
  • Customisable Proposal: Tailor the contract for each project. 

For Who

Our Services Agreement for Pattern Designers is suitable for: 

Independent Surface Pattern Designers offering one on one service4s 

Textile Design Studios offering bespoke services 

Fashion Designers focusing on pattern design 

For What

This agreement is all about the brand. When you engage a blogger to write for your brand, this fancy document sets out clear boundaries for each party, like who owns the intellectual property, how many revisions you get, what the time frames are, what the fees are and so on. Protect yo’self! 

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FAQS Specific to Template 

What happens after I purchase the Surface Designer Agreement?  

Immediately after purchase, you'll receive a download link for the templates, along with a PDF User Guide and Video Tutorials for quick and easy setup. You can start customising your contract right away! 

What is the main purpose of the Surface Designer Agreement? 

The Services Agreement for Surface Pattern Designers is designed for surface pattern designers who engage in one-on-one client services and wish to assign the intellectual property rights of their designs to the client. It covers all the legalities, ensuring both parties have clear, agreed-upon terms. 

What happens if I want to license my designs instead of assigning them? 

If you're looking to license your designs rather than assign them outright, our License Agreement for Surface Pattern Designers is the more suitable choice. It's tailored for situations where you retain ownership and grant usage rights to your clients under specific terms. 

Is this agreement suitable for selling designs through a pattern library? 

For pattern designers operating a pattern library, our Pattern Library Terms & Conditions would be the best fit. This template is specifically crafted for scenarios where multiple clients access and use your designs under a set of terms and conditions. 

Can I customise this agreement for different projects or clients? 


Absolutely! The template is designed to be flexible and customisable to fit the specific needs of different projects or client arrangements. 

Why should I use the Services Agreement for Pattern Designers template? 

Using the Services Agreement for Pattern Designers template like ours ensures that you cover all legal bases in a clear and comprehensive manner. It not only protects your rights as a pattern designer but also establishes a professional tone for your client relationships. 

What support is available after I purchase this template? 

After purchasing, you'll receive a download link for the template, a PDF User Guide, and access to video tutorials for easy setup. For more specific queries, you can always reach out to us for further guidance. 

What is the specific nature of the intellectual property assignment in this agreement? 

The agreement facilitates the assignment of intellectual property rights for an agreed purpose. This means if your client uses the design for anything beyond the agreed scope, they are obligated to compensate you accordingly. This clause is crucial to ensure that, as a designer, you are fairly remunerated for any additional usage of your work, preventing clients from exploiting your designs beyond the original terms. 

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