Question: I just had some items pulled from my Etsy shop at the request of a band’s attorney citing intellectual property rights violation. From what I grasp the offense is taken mostly from the public displays of the bands name and logo in the picture listings as well the attorney’s assumption I am financially gaining off the logo and not my labor/seamstress skills.
Answer: We’re sorry to hear that your Etsy items were pulled.
As for your copyright question, not much has changed since we last discussed this issue. Repurposing legitimately-acquired t-shirts should not infringe copyright. However, the trademark rules are not as clear. Continue reading