You Don’t Legally Own Your Virtual Assistant’s Work

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Did you know you don't legally own any of your Virtual Assistants' work (Intellectual Property) that they create for you?

Steve gives you the method for transferring ownership to you when receiving your team members' work.


If you are creative – whether in graphical design, technical design, speech, music, art, or prose of any kind, you own the copyright, by default, of any of your work.

The ownership rights of the work handed to you do not automatically revert to you if you do not have an agreed employment contract as an employer, as is often the case with VA.

Have all of your new staff sign a short document called an Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights. You can get this document for free listed on the link under Valuable Resources.

You can then use a digital signing service if you are completing this over distance and need to avoid meeting the person or the inefficiency of snail mail.

You Don’t Legally Own Your Virtual Assistants Work


'This specific topic is simple to fix and important for you and your business.'

'That means any work that they create for you while working for you is theirs. They have the rights to it even though you pay them to create it.'

'Once you've got that document, you simply send that over to your new staff and say, "Hey, can you put your name and sign this." Also, put the date they started working for you, and you can backdate this, by the way.'

'Even if your logo becomes a home brand and everyone knows it, the person who designed that logo is the one who owns it, and they could ask you to stop using it.'


Intellectual Property Assignment Document:

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The RIGHT Assistants For Your Business by Dr Steve Day

Make sure you legally own any of your Virtual Assistants' work!

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Steve Day

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Since 2016, Steve has helped hundreds of business owners to systemise their businesses and outsource their work. In doing so, he has helped them regain control of their lives and create the businesses they set out to build.

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