Audio: AIGA Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services

Intellectual property attorney Linda Joy Kattwinkel (Owen, Wickersham & Erickson) and Shel Perkins introduce the AIGA Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services. They provide an overview of intellectual property rights and the legal basics of contracts, as well as explain the modular approach of this document.

About Linda Joy Kattwinkel: Linda Joy Kattwinkel is a painter and former graphic artist as well as an attorney and mediator for the arts community. She has a B.F.A. in communication arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. As a member of the firm Owen, Wickersham & Erickson in San Francisco, she represents clients in intellectual property and arts law issues such as copyright and trademark protection, infringement, licensing, and gallery contracts. She is the author of Legalities, an online column for the Northern Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild.

About Shel Perkins: Shel Perkins, is a designer, educator and consultant with 19 years of experience in managing the operations of leading creative firms in the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit