The Design & Decoration Center hosted a lecturecopyright specialist Jeanne Smal. Important issues of protection of copyright and intellectual property in the field of interior design were discussed. By tradition, the portal roomble.com acted as an information partner of the event Design & Decoration Center Attorney Zhanna Smal has been working in this field for more than fifteen years, helping designers to seek truth in sensitive legal issues. That is why the Design Focus program hosted her lecture at the Design & Decoration Center, to which industry experts were invited. It was devoted to the protection of copyright and other important legal aspects of the profession of the designer. The meeting began immediately with the main aspect of the lecture- the need to conclude a Treaty in which all conditions and stages of interaction between the parties will be prescribed. The work of an architect or designer is intellectual property, and according to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, namely, the fourth chapter of it, falls under the category of copyright. The author of the project is the one whose creative efforts he creates, therefore it is necessary to document everything documentarily at the very beginning of the partnership. Negotiations in words in further disputes will not bear any legal force, as they, like ideas, are not protected by copyright. But as soon as the idea appeared on the sketch - this is not the end, there must be a date, and a certified copy. The nature of the treaty is also important. That name, which is given to him initially, determines all further communication. The contract of the contractor, the author's order for the creation of an interior or a draft design, author's supervision - nature is determined by the author himself, and it is from the nature of the contract and the court will be repelled if it comes to it. It is obligatory to prescribe the contract amount, methods of payment, authorship and development stages, up to the delivery of furniture. Almost immediately questions began and the monologue smoothly flowed into a dialogue full of emotions and answers. Each of those present wanted to understand their specific situation, so most of the time they took direct contact with the audience. As a result, no one left without receiving at least a grain of useful knowledge, which then, no doubt, can be successfully applied in their working practices.