Intellectual Property Policy

As a venue for artists, designers, and makers, Shop Nottingham takes intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our creative marketplace. This Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of infringement, how authorised parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how Shop Nottingham sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.

For more information on use of Shop Nottingham’s intellectual property, including guidelines for the use of Shop Nottingham’s Trademarks and brand, please refer to Shop Nottingham’s Trademark Policy

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use.

  • Shop Nottingham’s Role
  • Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Counter Notices
  • Repeat Infringement
  • Notice Withdrawals
  • Resources

1. Shop Nottingham’s Role

Shop Nottingham is a marketplace comprised of individual third-party sellers who run their own shops, create their own policies, and are responsible for their inventory, shipments, and complying with the law. We provide a venue, but Shop Nottingham does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or ship items on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on Shop Nottingham’s marketplace is generated by independent sellers who are not employees, agents, or representatives of Shop Nottingham. Sellers are responsible for ensuring they have all necessary rights to their content and that they are not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it.

Shop Nottingham reserves the right to disable any listing, shop, or account that we believe violates our Terms of Use, including this Intellectual Property Policy or our Prohibited Items Policy. Shop Nottingham also reserves the right to take action against abusers of Shop Nottingham’s Intellectual Property Policy or our Terms of Use.

Shop Nottingham cannot speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is Shop Nottingham in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a shop’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. Shop Nottingham will remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when provided with a proper notice.

2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement

Shop Nottingham strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When Shop Nottingham removes or disables access in response to a notice, Shop Nottingham makes a reasonable attempt to contact the affected member, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about how to submit a counter notice. Shop Nottingham may also provide a copy of the infringement notice, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.

Shop Nottingham may request additional information before processing a notice, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation regarding the claimed right. Shop Nottingham may reject notices or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. Shop Nottingham also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.

3. Counter Notice

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Shop Nottingham accepts counter notices for copyright notices only. When Shop Nottingham receives a DMCA counter notice, we will provide a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party. The removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after the counter notice is processed, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs Shop Nottingham of this action.

4. Repeat Infringement

Shop Nottingham terminates selling privileges of members who are subject to repeat or multiple notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at Shop Nottingham’s discretion. If we believe a member has attempted to open a new shop after termination of the initial account, we reserve the right to refuse all services to that member. These actions apply to any accounts we believe are associated with or operated by the affected member. Per our Terms of Use, Shop Nottingham reserves the right to terminate account privileges at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice.

5. Notice Withdrawals

Shop Nottingham only accepts withdrawals of infringement notices directly from the intellectual property owner or authorised representative who submitted the claim. The withdrawal must clearly state that it is a formal withdrawal and sufficiently identify the member and/or material (such as by providing the username, shop name, and Shop Nottingham listing URLs).

Once Shop Nottingham receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of infringement, Shop Nottingham makes reasonable attempts to contact both parties involved to confirm receipt from the party submitting the withdrawal and to inform the member affected by the withdrawal. Please note that infringement matters are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and withdrawals do not guarantee changes to a member’s shop status.

6. Resources

If material were removed from your shop due to a notice of infringement, or if you would like to learn more about intellectual property issues in general, please contact Shop Nottingham.