Items sold on Booteeki must not infringe someone else’s copyright or trademark.
If you are listing items to sell please make sure that:
All designs are your original work.
Any items made from bought fabric can be resold.
Items made from patterns, kits, stencils or stamps can be legally resold.
If your item includes an image that has not been created by you, that you have permission to use it.
If you are using a brand name, logo etc., it is your responsibility to check that you are not infringing the owner’s Copyright and any Trademark. Any liability rests with you should the copyright or trademark owner pursue a legal case against you for misuse of a trademarked term or logo and/or for using copyrighted material.
Booteeki’s policy on alleged copyright and trademark infringement
We can only take action or remove items from Booteeki if we know that they definitely infringe Copyright. Each company has their own policy on use of their brand; some don’t allow any use of their name, logo etc., others actively encourage it. Also, parodies of works protected by copyright often fall under existing fair use exceptions, and this is something we can not research or police.
Therefore if there is an alleged infringement, we ask that the owner of the Copyright, or an agent authorised to act on behalf of the owner, contacts us directly to provide us with a Infringement Notice. Only complaints by owners or their agents will be pursued by Booteeki. The listing(s) (and potentially the shop) will then be suspended while the complaint is assessed, and any further action taken as necessary.
Our policy is legitimate and is based on the consensus position of sites where the content is created by users of the service.
Advice about copyright and trademarks can be sought from the following organisations: