question about rights and exclusivity (not threadless)
so i'm doing a design for a new company - its specific for them as they wanted something new and within a particular theme. Ultimately my payment is only going to be a commission based on what they sell, so i'm wondering what kind of contract i should be expecting or asking for.
i know they want exclusivity which is fine by me, however should I be signing away the full rights to the design as well or should I ask to retain my copyright so that if things don't work out - they don't sell well or the company goes belly up (it's new) - I can then do what I want with it.
I don't have concerns about their reliability or anything like that, and I'm happy to do the work and take a chance that it might not pan out (more fool me maybe), but if that's the case should I be trying to hold on to my rights? I've never done something unique for someone on request before without a flat fee so I'm not sure what i should be expecting.
are you all going to ridicule me now for giving my time and effort and work away for nothing?