The Richmark Group Complaint - Suspicious Copyright Claims
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I don't know where to start with this issue, so I'll just ask if anyone has had any experience working with a market research company called The Richmark Group based in Chicago, IL.
I hired them to do custom research studies. These are studies where I developed the research objectives and specifications and where I managed the overall output of the results. They weren't off-the-shelf studies that the Richmark Group had done on their own.
My problem is, now that I've paid them to do this work, they claim to own a copyright on the research and they're trying to dictate how and when I can use and present the results of my research.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of issue or any experience with the Richmark Group? Again, they perform "work for hire" and then claim to own a copyright on material for which they have been paid.
Thanks for your thoughts!