Contracts – 5 minute read
IS YOUR PODCAST PROTECTED?
We know you invest a *ton* into developing that podcast, sis.
It takes a whooooole lot of effort, including time, money, & energy to package alllll of that value & knowledge into audio format.
The question is… are you leaving your hard work (& valuable assets) vulnerable & unprotected?
…Or are you sleeping like a baby at night knowing that your podcast is BULLETPROOF? #goals
Without the right protections in place you could be…
- At risk of losing rights to use of your content if a guest demands you take it down right away
- Face an infringement lawsuit, if a guest presents any infringing information as their own
- Have to completely rebrand your ENTIRE podcast platform, if you name your podcast a name that’s already taken! #yikes
No worries, girlfriend. We’re here to make sure you know exactly how to avoid alllll of that drama.
Here are two things you need in your podcast toolkit to make sure you’re protecting yourself & your business assets:
1) TRADEMARK PROTECTION
The name of your podcast is a TRADEMARK ASSET! The goal should be to make sure you’re the *only* one using this name for a podcast & that your people are able to identify this podcast as coming from your fabulous self. And the only way to do that & prevent others from launching podcasts with a similar name as yours is if you own the federal trademark registration. Learn more about registering a trademark here.
2) PODCAST GUEST AGREEMENT
This agreement is signed by your guests pre-recording & ensures that you secure all of the rights to freely promote the episode & repurpose the audio content for commercial use; this also helps you avoid takedown requests from guests & demands for royalties/payment later on.
Does it surprise you that your podcast name is an intellectual property asset? Curious about anything else related to protecting your brand or podcast? Drop your question in the comments!
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*The information presented in this blog post is for educational & informational purposes only. This should not be a substitute for customized legal advice from a licensed professional in a private setting. If you need legal advice, please consult with an attorney. This is not a law firm.