Website Design Development Agreement (Client Retains Intellectual Property Ownership of Developed Software)


Summary

This Website Design Development Agreement (Client Retains Intellectual Property Ownership of Developed Software) form addresses development of an Internet website by a company for a client. The client is granted ownership of the entirety of the website, including all code and graphics, regardless of the author or source. This form includes practical guidance, drafting notes, alternate clauses, and optional clauses.Under the agreement, the developer of the website will be compensated by the client in two different manners for two primary tasks: (i) the developer will be paid an hourly fee for helping to conceptualize the client's website and (ii) the developer will be paid a fixed fee for coding and development of the client's website. Many of the clauses have been drafted with terms that favor the developer, but such terms can be modified to be more equitable to the client.