Have you run across a copy of your logo on another website?
There are two ways to find out if your work has been stolen.
- Someone lets you know about the theft.
- You find it using a search.
- Google Image Search
- TinEye.com (reverse image search)
- Imageraider.com (reverse image search)
How to resolve the infringement
This is a legal matter and should be handled by attorneys - like us. Contact us to begin working for you.
More often than not, these are small-time events usually perpetrated by inexperienced designers. Fortunately for them, it is a good learning experience - for you, it is a pain. These nonprofessionals may think you’ll never find out, but you did. So reach out to us and we will explain the seriousness of the situation to them.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a legislation covers your right in circumstances like stolen work. Whether you’ve officially filed any paperwork or not, you still own the rights to your own designs.
With a simple search of the infringing site’s host provider, you can have the site shut down under a “DMCA Takedown.” But only if you truly own the rights.
Another option we use is the Google Support group to report the infringing content and to have it removed from their search engine.
We are a dedicated law firm in Cleveland Ohio. Complete the contact form or call: (216) 771-1144