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June 2023 Form Of The Month – OREF C-517 Copyright Transfer Agreement


Real estate isn’t the first industry you think of when considering copyright agreements since it primarily focuses on transferring real property. But if you’ve ever dealt with a copyrighted architectural design, a piece of artwork that is permanently affixed to a property, or professional photography, then a transfer of copyright may be necessary.

The purpose of the C-517 form is to create an agreement between the contractor and the customer for ownership of the copyright in question.

OREF C-517 – Copyright Transfer Agreement is available on our preferred platform providers in the OREF Commercial Library.

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