Intellectual Property Policy
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 Makers.im sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.
1. Makers Isle of Man’s Role
Makers.im is a marketplace comprised 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 venue, but Makers Isle of Man does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or ship items on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on the Makers.im marketplace is generated by independent sellers who are not employees, agents, or representatives of Makers Isle of Man. 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.
Makers Isle of Man can’t speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is Makers Isle of Man in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a shop’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. Makers Isle of Man will remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when provided with a proper notice.
2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement
Makers.im strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When Makers.im removes or disables access in response to a notice, Makers.im 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. Makers.im may also provide a copy of the infringement notice, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.
Please use our Reporting Form to provide notice of claimed infringement: www.makers.im/legal/ip/report.
Makers.im may request additional information before processing a notice, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation regarding the claimed right. Makers.im may reject notices or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. Makers.im also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.
3. Repeat Infringement
4. Notice Withdrawals
Makers.im 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 Makers.im listing URLs).
Once Makers.im receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of infringement, Makers.im 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.