Who owns your logo or design? – many clients are not aware of the law when it comes to owning rights to a design. The Intellectual Property Act 2014 introduced big changes to ownership of commissioned design. Simply put, from October 2014 Design ownership: the owner of a commissioned design will now be the designer and not the commissioner and the intentional copying of a design is now a criminal offence. If you commission design from a agency or freelancer and you want to own the design, then you, the commissioner, need to make sure it is in the written contract agreed between you and the designer before any design work starts. click here for more.