New Haven, CT asked in Contracts for Connecticut

Q: If I create IP not specified in my contract, do I own it?

I'm a pastor. I've created some stuff for use in church, and now have people who want to buy it, but my church says they own it. Nothing in my contract specifies who owns the copyright to my work, which I thought meant it belongs to me since IP creators are presumed owners. Who's right?

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William P. Lalor
William P. Lalor
  • Wilton, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: All depends on what your contract says, the nature of your creation, and other circumstances not clear from your question. So the short answer is, "it depends."

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