These examples, appendices and updates are here to help and guide you, but they are not a substitute for expert legal help. Suggestions may not apply in all situations and modifications may be required. Neither the publisher nor the authors accept any responsibility for any losses that may arise from the use or adaptation of these sample agreements.

These documents are just examples. You should work closely with your intellectual property lawyer on any document before it is signed. This will ensure that all your rights are protected.

All information in this book is provided to the public as a source of general information on intellectual property issues. In legal matters, no publication - whether in written or electronic form - can take the place of professional advice given the full knowledge of the specific facts and laws that apply. While great effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this book, it should be treated as the starting point for understanding how intellectual property can help you and your business and how it fits into the creative process. It should be emphasized that intellectual property laws and the way they are interpreted vary from country to country, and even between the states in the U.S. and the various courts. The information included in this book will not be relevant or accurate in other countries.