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November 30, 2009 10:58 AM Subscribe
Ex consultant wants to go it alone. What are the rules governing the use in my marketing materials of past projects that I've managed or worked on as an employee?
posted by syzygy to Work & Money (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've worked on some pretty cool projects as an employee of other companies, and I'd like to know how I can include those projects in marketing materials for my own company. Are there any legal issues with naming names of corporate customers of my previous employers for whom I managed projects? How specific can I afford to be about past projects (project size, scope, success, etc.)?
I would like to mention my past experience in two different ways. First, I'd like to mention "success stories," where I go into detail about specific projects that I have worked on. Second, I'd like to include links to previous projects as part of a portfolio. Is it OK if I use a disclaimer like, "I managed this project working as a Senior Consultant for ACME, Inc."?