Q: Can a printing company that doesn't fulfill a print job fully own the rights to a trademarked design?
I reached out to a 3D company for figure printing, submitted an original design, but they did not fulfill the job, and I'm requesting a refund and was told that they own the rights to the 3D render(computer draw up) and the figures printed. The brand is trademarked under my name.
A: No, a printing company that doesn't fulfill a print job cannot own the rights to a trademarked design. The intellectual property rights belong to the creator or owner of the design, unless there is an agreement in place transferring the rights to the printing company. If you own the trademark for the design, then you have the exclusive right to use, license, and sell the design. If the printing company is claiming ownership of the design, you should consult with a lawyer to protect your rights and seek appropriate legal action.
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