Creative Works Development Information
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New Project Information Form
For each new project we need you to fill out our online New Project Information Form. This form gives us the infomation we need to set up:

This form needs to be filled out whether your product is licensed by an outside company or produced for sale here on campus. To access this form, click here.

Marketing Information Form
The Marketing Information Form needs to be filled out whenever a product will be produced by Creative Works for distribution and resale. This form gives us the information we need to set up:

This form only needs to be filled out if Creative Works will be duplicating and distributing your product. To access this form, click here.

Copyright Clearances
Any product that will either be licensed through or distributed by the Creative Works office has to have clearances for all material that is not original. For more information about what this entails, visit the Copyright Licensing Office and take their online tutorial.

Work for Hire
When students work on a project, it is highly advisable to ensure that their contributions are work for hire. In the past we have experienced difficulties maintaining contact with students after they graduate and it can make further development of a project awkward.

Model/Perfomance/Location Releases
Releases (signed permissions) to use models, performances or locations are required for all projects.

If Your Product is Licensed
When your product is licensed by an off campus company, a contract agreeing to the limits of the use of the product is signed. Typically the company then creates it's own packaging and markets it through their company channels and contacts. Royalties are paid to Creative Works on a regular basis (quarterly, bi-annually or annually.) Distribution of those funds by our office occurs after any project deficits are covered and as per the BYU Intellectual Property Policy.

If Your Product is Distributed by Creative Works
When Creative Works distributes your product, we follow the path outlined in the production section of this website. Licencing and Creative Works distribution are not mutually exclusive. We have several products that use both features. For instance, a product may be licensed to a national company, but we will produce the item for sale to students on campus through the BYU Bookstore.

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