Creative Barcode members must own the original works they apply IP Tags to. A member must have the written authority from any other party that has a vested interest in concepts or completed works before they create and IP Tag a derivative work.
Co-creation partners must create their own IP Tags and apply to their own contributions to ensure they are distinctly identified as the owner of a specific and tangible piece of work. The file transfer system allows for upload and sending of multiple IP tagged files. These can include files with more than one barcode that identifies the owners or co-owners of a piece of work.
Ideally, the IP Tag should be clearly applied to the front cover of a proposal (on your letterhead) with the statement:
I am a registered Creative Barcode member and submit these files under the terms of the Trust Charter Agreement both [insert your name/your company name] and [insert recipient name and company name] agree to operate to its terms.
(Note: Ideally, the IP Tag should be applied to each page of the proposal and accompanying visuals -inserted in the header or footer- and page numbers inserted.)
I can confirm that information is original and created by [insert individuals’ name/s or company name]. Any disputes arising concerning any alleged breach of Creative Barcode® Trust Charter Agreement © operating agreement can be resolved through mediation under the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Mediation Rules as a more time and cost efficient means of resolving dispute than court litigation.
Ideally include your ‘Registered with Creative Barcode Company IP Tag' incorporating your Makers-Marque.
Weakened or nullified protection
Members’ protection of proposals, concepts, written or visual materials will be weakened or nullified if:
Transfers of ownership
A transfer of ownership certificate is available for your use. It is generated through the software Application. It provides a template fully populated with the Creators’ details and that of the party the ownership is being transferred to. It includes the IP Tag to which the transfer of ownership relates. It includes tables into which the transferor details the specific elements to be transferred and a table where the transferor details the specific elements that are excluded from the transfer.
Exclusions detail the names and contact of any party with retained IP interest in specific elements. For example, a designer may transfer ownership of a packaging concept, but exclude a specific element, such as an illustration, if the illustrator retains copyright.
Creative Barcode Software License
Where useful documents are provided for members (only accessible when logged in) members are granted a license to use the documentation to support further protection when higher level disclosure becomes necessary and or where permission based usage is being granted or deal negotiation is underway. The License permits addition of information necessarily required but does not permit derivative documents to be created with or without Creative Barcode branding. Usage permission must be sought from Creative Barcode (please email firstname.lastname@example.org) which will not be unreasonably withheld. Members may not provide licensed materials to any other party for their own use. Instead you might propose they join Creative Barcode to benefit from its services and the members document usage license.
Members who amend or delete definitions or clauses contained in any of the documents provided under license do so at their own risk and automatically indemnify Creative Barcode® from any issues arising due to such action.
Other documents that are publicly available to download from the Creative Barcode site fall outside of this document license agreement. The ownership and usage rights stipulated by other document owners must be independently observed.