When getting inspired to design artwork or scrolling through AliExpress to find new products, it’s important to consider what can and cannot be sold on Chip’s platform.
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: Inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and symbols, names, and images used in commerce.
Companies can opt for four types of protection when it comes to protecting products and brands:
When looking or designing the products you’ll add to your store, it’s mandatory to follow these rules:
As you can see above, products on the right side are only inspired by popular movies or tv series, yet don’t include any copyrighted or trademarked.
✍️ ProTip: When in doubt, you can always Google up if a particular brand, design, or product has an Intellectual Property claim before adding it to your store.
If you’re selling infringing products, you will receive three warnings from our team via email advising you to take them down. If for any reason, you refuse to disable them, your account will be banned. So, make sure you’re constantly checking on your email!
If you believe that we, or those using our Service, have violated a copyright, trademark right, or any other intellectual property right you claim in your work, please contact us pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and our Intellectual Property Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider these guidelines when creating your store’s catalog, and avoid getting your listings and campaigns taken down.
These policies allow all sellers to sell their original artwork and not profit from someone else’s creations. Remember that honest work is more rewarding in the long run!