Copyrights – Demystified (a bit)
Customers bring in all sorts of designs with the expectation that we, as embroidery business owners and apparel decorators, can put whatever they want on whatever they want. But that is just not the case, especially when it comes to images and designs that belong to someone else.
Examples of designs we cannot reproduce include:
- Designs for ANY professional sports teach or organizations
- Designs for any recognizable brand (like cars and products)
A great way to determine if you can or should do an order is to ask yourself this – DOES someone make profit from the sales of that image, name, icon or logo? If the answer is yes, the odds are very good that you cannot reproduce that design unless you have the license to do so.