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We published a legal guide for influencers a few weeks ago and thought it would be interesting to try this formula with various jobs. We often get questions from photographers who wonder what they should be aware of, legally speaking, so we decided to compile some of the most important elements into a blog post!
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Many artists, at one point or another in their career, have been asked to create commissioned work for their clients. While some might not want to see it that way, art is a business, and just like any other business, you should be protecting yourself. First step: a contract between you and your client.
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Ahh the new year: this moment often translates into a desire to improve on a personal and a professional level. You probably already have big business plans for 2018, but do you know what you should be doing in order to make sure you reach your goals while still being protected? Here are 3 business...
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The new year is coming and many of you are probably thinking about starting your business or working on a new project. Having the necessary funds to bring your project to life is essential and many have turned to crowdfunding to reach their financial goals. How does crowdfunding work? Keep reading to find out!
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Business is booming and you now need to find a proper office or retail space that will meet your needs. Great! We all know that signing your first commercial lease can be daunting, especially once you see how long the legal document is. Don’t know where to start and how to protect yourself? Here are...
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We often talk about how everyone seems to think the web is a jungle where everything is permitted. While we are seeing some improvements, there is one area that seems to be completely free of rules: influencer marketing. We therefore decided to put together this little guide for online influencers, but that can also be...
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Entrepreneurs are often told to just dive in and stop worrying about the details. While this is a great advice (no, really, just do it), there comes a time where an entrepreneur needs to take some time to make sure they’re heading in the right direction and that what they have worked so hard for...
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There’s something quite interesting about creating products at the intersection of two fascinating fields: fashion and technology. Even brands who have been in the industry for decades such as Levis are starting to dabble in fashiontech. However, as with any relatively new field, there are always legal concerns to be aware of. Here are three...
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We at ARTY LAW spend a lot of time demystifying the law on our social media platforms, but the application of copyright law to online content seems to be so deeply misunderstood that we decided to write a blog post about it!
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You started your business or startup a few months ago and business is booming. Great! Remember all the legal elements you disregarded when you first started out? Well, maybe it’s time to make sure you’re protected on all fronts. Here are 5 signs your business needs a lawyer.
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The relationship between designers and stylists can almost be described as symbiotic: designers create garments. Designers need exposure to sell. Stylists need to pull items for shoots. Shoots can bring a lot of exposure to designers. In the middle of this beautiful relationship is a very essential legal (yes, legal) document: the pull letter. What...
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In business, whether you’re a consultant, a programmer, or a stylist, the first tool in your legal box should be a service agreement. We often talk about how important it is to get all of your business relationships on paper, but if you’re still on the fence about why you should invest in a properly...
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Plagiarism: one of the most frequent practices in the fashion industry, so much so that you can now find Instagram accounts completely dedicated to exposing copycats such as the wonderful Diet Prada. This account. as well as the recent saga between LLY Atelier, a Montreal jeweller and Ellery, an Australian brand, have inspired us to...
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Many say the web is like the Far West: a place with no rules where everything can happen. However, you would be surprised by how many laws exist to regulate our presence on the web. If you are a blogger, a social media influencer or an online retailer, keep on reading.
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Licensing is a very common practice, especially in fashion and arts, that allows you to maximize the use of your intellectual property. Licensing can be very successful and lucrative if done properly. Whether you are an illustrator, a fashion brand or a band with a well-established brand, if you are considering licensing as your next...
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It is easy to get confused between the different types of intellectual property out there. Your IP assets are however crucial and should be demystified.  We have therefore decided to kick off our blog section with a primer on Canadian intellectual property.
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