Please sign and return a copy of these conditions to confirm your consent. These conditions will be effective for future commitments, unless I advise you to change it. During the engagement, I can provide you with material subject to intellectual property rights. I retain all intellectual property rights (including moral rights) of all works I create related to the project, including branded boards, guides, packaging drawings, images, illustrations, logos, graphics or other written or visual works. Nothing in this agreement will result in the transfer of such rights. If clients do not return an engagement agreement, it can cause potential problems and confusion as to whether you are really their lawyer. To combat this, if you sign the commitment agreement to the customer instead of having them signed while they are in your office, you should specifically specify that the provisions (including the tax) are valid only if the contract is signed within a specified time frame and specify that if the agreement (and the retention tax) is not received within that time frame. You do not have to represent the customer. It may be advisable to continue a letter without commitment after the deadline has expired. For the rest, I agree with zuwillen to grant you an exclusive license to use the intellectual property created during the project, for the purpose expressly mentioned in my offer, subject to the balance of that agreement. This license is issued after receiving payment of my final invoice in relation to the project. All files relevant to the delivery items are provided after full payment, subject to the balance of this contract. The most important document that defines the relationship between the lawyer and the client is the conservation agreement or letter of commitment.
Regardless of the nature of the case, the value of the deal or the expected bonus, the written commitment agreement or a letter of preservation is an intelligent maneuver, even if it is not necessary. I can ask for a down payment. If I need a deposit, I will set the amount and maturity date in my offer. In most cases, the required deposit is 50% of the agreed total cost, but please refer to your offer for specific amounts. I don`t have to start working on the engagement, unless you pay the deposit amount as stated. The company has set limits on the work that should be done. The goal is to prevent „Scope Creep“ from entering, which all tax advisors and lawyers fear. The letter may also cite services that are outside the current agreement, but can be added if necessary, with an estimate of the cost of these supplements.