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How to Change a Contract After It Was Signed

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Have you ever wondered how to change a contract after it was signed? I’m going to tell you two ways to do that in this post.

Contractual Do-Over

So the first way to change a contract after it’s been signed is to update that original agreement with whatever term you want to change, and then have everyone sign it again.

Your contract should have what’s called a merger clause.

That clause basically says “this contract is the full and final version of an agreement between us and supersedes all other prior versions.” In other words, this version takes the place of any other version of this contract.

An Amendment: Not Just for the Constitution.

The second way is to create an amendment.

An amendment amends the original version, only to the extent of whatever is covered in that amendment.

This can be good for things like

  • an amended payment schedule,
  • different deliverable due dates,
  • changing an event date (hello, 2020)

…anything in the original version that you want to amend.

Pretty easy, right?

So I hope that helps you to better understand two different ways to change a contract after it was signed, and I’ll see you next time.

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Protecting Your Pod[cast]: The Podcast Guest Contract

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There’s so much anticipation and planning that goes into launching a podcast. The name, the graphics, the episode lineup… all of these things are the “fun part.” A Podcast Guest Contract might be the furthest thing from your mind. But what’s not fun? Getting into a legal tiff with a podcast guest. That’s why you might consider adding “podcast guest contracts” to your pre-launch checklist. Below is a (non-exhaustive!) list of what should be included in a solid Podcast Guest Contract.

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First Anniversary: IP Lessons from Spear IP

First Anniversary: IP Lessons from Spear IP

This week, Spear IP celebrates its first anniversary. From fashion, to event planning, to technology and beyond, Spear IP has had the pleasure of assisting its fabulous clients with their intellectual-property, contractual, and business-related needs. This post takes a look back at the IP lessons learned from the Spear IP Blog in the last year.

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