Intellectual Property Policy

Pleazo takes intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our creative marketplace. This Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of infringement, how authorised parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how Pleazo sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.

For more information on use of Pleazo’s intellectual property, including guidelines for the use of Pleazo’s trademarks and brand, please refer to Pleazo’s Trademark Policy.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use.

Content:

   1. Pleazo’s Role
   2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement
   3. Counter Notices
   4. Repeat Infringement
   5. Notice Withdrawals

1. Pleazo’s Role

Pleazo is an online marketplace composed of individual third-party sellers who run their own shops, create their own policies, and are responsible for their inventory, shipments, and complying with the law. We provide a platform, but Pleazo does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or ship items on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on Pleazo’s marketplace is generated by independent sellers who are not employees, agents, or representatives of Pleazo. Sellers are responsible for ensuring they have all necessary rights to their content and that they are not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it.

Pleazo reserves the right to disable any listing, shop, or account that we believe violates our Terms of Use, including this Intellectual Property Policy or our Prohibited Items Policy. Pleazo also reserves the right to take action against abusers of Pleazo’s Intellectual Property Policy or our Terms of Use.

Pleazo can’t speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is Pleazo in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a shop’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. Pleazo will remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when provided with a proper notice.

2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement

Pleazo strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When Pleazo removes or disables access in response to a notice, Pleazo makes a reasonable attempt to contact the affected member, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about how to submit a counter notice. Pleazo may also provide a copy of the infringement notice, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.

Please contact Pleazo to provide notice of claimed infringement to Pleazo’s Designated Agent under the DMCA and for other intellectual property claims.

Pleazo may request additional information before processing a notice, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation regarding the claimed right. Pleazo may reject notices or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. Pleazo also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.

3. Counter Notice

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Pleazo accepts counter notices for copyright notices only. When Pleazo receives a DMCA counter notice, we will provide a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party. The removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after the counter notice is processed, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs Pleazo of this action. 

4. Repeat Infringement

Pleazo terminates selling privileges of members who are subject to repeat or multiple notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at Pleazo’s discretion. If we believe a user has attempted to open a new shop after termination of the initial account, we reserve the right to refuse all services to that member. These actions apply to any accounts we believe are associated with or operated by the affected member. Per our Terms of Use, Pleazo reserves the right to terminate account privileges at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice.

5. Notice Withdrawals

Pleazo only accepts withdrawals of infringement notices directly from the intellectual property owner or authorised representative who submitted the claim. The withdrawal must clearly state that it is a formal withdrawal and sufficiently identify the member and/or material (such as by providing the username, shop name, and Pleazo listing URLs).

Once Pleazo receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of infringement, Pleazo makes reasonable attempts to contact both parties involved to confirm receipt from the party submitting the withdrawal and to inform the member affected by the withdrawal. Please note that infringement matters are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and withdrawals do not guarantee changes to a member’s shop status.

Last updated on March 24, 2021