Filing an intellectual property claim

In Creator Resources, Design, Protecting Designs by Luiza Jordan December 9, 2020

The IP Claim Form is available for creators who would like to report infringement on their artwork or other intellectual property. Please be advised that by submitting this form, you are swearing under penalty of perjury that you own the rights to the intellectual property in question and that you are acting under a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized. There may be legal consequences for submitting a false IP claim. 

Your claim may be forwarded directly to the alleged infringer, and the infringer may submit a counterclaim. We strive to respond to all IP claims and counterclaims within 1-2 business days. Once we have reviewed your case, you will be notified of the outcome.

In order to expedite the process, all IP claims must be submitted via our Notice and Takedown Report Form. In the event you have technical difficulties with the form, please reach out to policy@spri.ng 

How to file a claim

When filing an IP claim, your complaint must include the following important information:

1. An electronic or physical signature of the intellectual property owner (or agent authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property owner; 

2. A description of the matter claimed to have been infringed; 

3. The URLs identifying where the claimed infringing content is located on the Spring site. URLs should be in the following form: https://teespring.com/[campaign];

4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;

5. The date you first created the work;

6. The date and manner in which you first made the work public or used the work in commerce;

7. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law;

8. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that:

  • the above information is accurate; and you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the rights involved; and

9. Electronic documents, images or links to URLs establishing the following:

  • A copy of the work
  • The date you first created the work or used the work in commerce
  • The date and manner in which you first made the work public
  • Any other documents or information supporting your claim (i.e. trademark or copyright registration information, proof of ownership/authorization to act, etc.)