123Shirt.com respects the intellectual property rights of others. We ask our customers to do the same. We do not print artwork, logos or images which infringe on any trademark, copyright or other intellectual property right of any party.
If you are placing an order because you work for a corporation, business or school or represent a group or organization, as long as your order is on behalf of; or paid through that entity, there are no issues. We are primarily concerned with intentional or malicious copyright infringement.
What is a Copyright? A copyright protects original work of authorship such as a picture, drawing, graphics, written work or photograph. Copyright law prevents you from copying another’s copyrighted work for any purpose; making things based on the copyrighted work; distributing copies of the copyrighted work; or displaying the copyrighted work. In a nutshell, copyright law protects the expression of one’s idea.
Even if you do not sell it, you still cannot COPY IT!
It’s the copying part that violates the law, selling it just makes your liability for damages worse!
Collegiate Names, Logos and Symbols are Copyrighted and Licensed.
YES! WE DO embroider products for Faculty, Staff, Departments, Organizations and Teams of many Colleges and Universities, as long as the order is properly authorized in writing by the Schools PURCHASING DEPARTMENT either by a signed authorization letter or under a PO. Although, many schools have their names, logos and symbols licensed to specific outside Vendors or Corporate Retailers, this is done to control general public retail sales, most internal Purchasing Departments are exempt. We ARE NOT a general purpose retailer, we do not sell pre-made collegiate products. We only work on behalf of the institution directly, so if your order is for internal purposes then you need to contact your Purchasing Department. You are NOT permitted to order Collegiate products with embroidery if it is for your own personal use!
NO use of names, logos, pictures or other property of MUSICAL GROUPS or ARTISTS.
We only print items for musical groups when the order is AUTHORIZED in writing by the group, its’ agent/manager or “Label”. You cannot print musician group t-shirts, use pictures of a group, use the group logo, name or modified names, copy album or CD covers. Just because you are a fan does not mean you can print anything related to a musician or group.
NO use of names, logos, pictures or other property from TV SHOWS, MOVIES or CELEBRITIES.
Basically forget it, anything from TV shows, Game Shows, Movies, Film or anything else similar is not permitted for your personal use! You are not permitted to use celebrity photos, images or likeness for any purpose.
It’s on the internet, so it is ok to use it. NO!
Simply because an image is found on the internet does not mean that it is in the public domain. Further, a person who posts an image on the internet and claims that you are free to use it may not have had the right to post the image in the first place. Internet images are always poor quality or low resolution.
I based my artwork on the artwork of a third party, so that is ok. NO!
ALL Works in any form that are derived from a previous work of another violate the rights of the owner of the previous work. Therefore, if you are creating an image based on the work of someone else, you need to obtain permission from the original creator.
For example, you cannot use published artwork, cartoon characters, movie posters, book covers, album or CD covers, photos or representations of ANY trademarked or registered products, Warner Bros™ cartoon characters or branded advertising characters such as the M&M™ guys, or even using unique slogans such as “is it in you”™ .
NO Professional sports teams logos, graphics, names or symbols.
No printing of licensed images for the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB or others. If you, your business or league holds a PROPERLY AUTHORIZED license from any of the major sports leagues/associations, we will not quote any pricing until such time as you provide written documentation verifying your license agreement.
123Shirt.com assumes no responsibility for researching or authenticating the rights held by any Customer to any trademark or license, as it relates to any design or logo reproduced on behalf of a Customer. Any and all liability for any act of trademark infringement rests with the Customer, and Customer shall indemnify 123Shirt.com against any and all actions resulting from trademark issues.
Customer represents, warrants and guarantees that it is the lawful owner or AUTHORIZED USER of the Content submitted and that the Content does not infringe upon the property rights, intellectual property rights or other rights of others. Customer represents that there are no outstanding disputes in connection with the property rights, intellectual property rights or other rights in the Content or any parts of the Content. In the event that 123Shirt.com is to embroider or imprint at the request of Customer Content provided by the Customer, Customer hereby represents that the Content is being produced with the knowledge and consent of the individual or entity having the rights thereto. Upon request, Customer shall provide written evidence of authority to produce such Content.
Customer agrees to hold 123Shirt.com, its’ owners, officers, directors, employees, agents and licensors, free and harmless from all liability and indemnify 123Shirt.com for any loss, damage, or injury which 123Shirt.com may suffer as a result of producing said Content. The obligation of the Customer shall extend to the payment of all judgments, awards, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including but not limited to ALL attorney and legal fees, and costs of litigation or other out-of-pocket costs as a result of the reproduction of the “Content” requested by the Customer.