Franklin, OH asked in Employment Law and Intellectual Property for Ohio

Q: I want to put something I created into my portfolio, but I work under an NDA and employer IP rights.

I'm a designer. The item is available for public availability on the company website and in advertising. It's to showcase for my personal portfolio for future employers. I signed an NDA when I was hired and our employee handbook shows my employer has exclusive rights to anything and everything created. I asked my manager and he told me absolutely not, nothing I create is my own and I cannot claim creation or use it for anything anywhere ever and doing so would be violating my employer's IP rights and my NDA.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Depending on what it is you probably are out of luck

Consult with an attorney

You may be able to create something similar to show, something that is not infringing in your employer's rights

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