According to the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, “a lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.” RPC 1.4(b). Not only is regular communication with the client mandatory, but it is also just good practice.
Design & Software Copyright
A design professional’s work product is afforded the same protection as other creative productions under federal copyright laws. In the same manner, the software and design programs utilized by a design professional are protected by the same laws and subject to a specific license for use. Problems may arise when stock plans and details are incorporated into design documents without payment of applicable royalties, when software programs are shared either interoffice or with other professionals, or when a design professional is confronted with issues concerning document ownership. We protect the copyrights of our clients and handle actions involving license violations.