Q: I was working as an independent contractor for a company, can I sue for intellectual property?
The company’s owner was involved in a lot of fraudulent activity upon which his father “bought out” the company and requested I create a new company name, logo & slogan. I did so and because of refusal to compensate fairly, my
contract was ended. I’ve sent a cease & desist letter to the company (which the owner refused to comply with and basically threatened me) and would like to know if I have a case or if the matter is worth pursuing.
A: A lawyer would have to evaluate the contract you signed to determine if you agreed to transfer your creative rights to the company that contracted you. Contact a Texas attorney, assuming your contract is governed by Texas law (it could be any state).
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