Protecting your intellectual property
As a space for creators to thrive and succeed with their unique ideas and designs, Spring takes intellectual property very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our platform. We review notices of intellectual property infringement and counter-claims, and will follow up with requests for additional information as needed.
You can read more about intellectual property here: https://www.spri.ng/policies/spring-terms-of-service/intellectual-property
Or submit a claim here: https://teespring.com/policies/ip/claims/new
Intellectual property registration
If you have a trademark or copyright registration number for your work, you can submit that information as part of your claim. If you have not yet registered your trademark or copyright you can still file a claim, but you will need to provide proof of ownership of the intellectual property in question. Registering a trademark or copyright creates a presumption that you own it, and may therefore make it easier to protect. You can learn more about how to register your intellectual property with the US Patent and Trademark Office by visiting their website. We also consider valid registration from other jurisdictions.
IP claim form
The IP Claim Form is available for individuals or businesses who would like to report infringement on their 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.
We strive to review all IP claims within 1-2 business days. Once we have reviewed your claim you will be notified of the outcome—including whether the reported content (and corresponding creators) have been removed or an estimated timeframe in which all reported content will be removed.