This is a terms of business template for writing contracts. It is designed to be used by a business offering writing services, as its standard terms and conditions document for the provision of those services.
This writing services contract contains two alternative intellectual property provisions. The first is a licence to use the written work; the second is an assignment of the intellectual property rights in the written work. The difference is that under an assignment, the customer becomes the owner of the written work after it has been completed and all fees have been paid, while in the case of the licence, the supplier retains the ownership of the written work.
This writing services template has been drafted to protect the interests of the supplier/writer rather than the customer.