How to File a Report of Intellectual Property Infringement

Etsy's Intellectual Property Policy covers allegations of intellectual property infringement, including copyright, trademark, and patent infringement.

Sometimes, these matters may be amicably resolved directly between the parties before filing a report of infringement. You may choose to respectfully contact the individual member(s) about your concerns via Etsy's messaging system. Learn how to contact a shop on Etsy.

If you’d like to submit a report of intellectual property infringement, read our policy and follow the instructions to file a report. Every report Etsy receives is reviewed by our Legal Response and Enforcement team.

What happens after I submit a report of infringement?

In accordance with our Intellectual Property Policy, we may remove the reported content based on the information you provided, and contact the affected members.

If you submit a report of copyright infringement, the sellers you report have the option to file a DMCA counter notice. Please read our DMCA counter notice policy. If a counter notice is filed, you may want to try working this out with the other party directly or speak with an attorney about this. When we receive a counter notice that contains all of the information required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and complies with our policies, Etsy must process it in accordance with our Intellectual Property Policy

Since Etsy is a venue, we’re not in a position to make legal determinations on infringement allegations or take sides in these matters. 

The information contained on this page constitutes information and not legal advice. The reader assumes all responsibility for any and all use of this information. Please consult an attorney for specific questions. This page may be updated periodically.

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