Intellectual Property Policy

As a venue for artists, designers, and makers, Mellmon 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 reports of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how Mellmon sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a report.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use.

   1. Mellmon Role
   2. Reports of Intellectual Property Infringement
   3. Counter Notices
   4. Repeat Infringement
   5. Withdrawals
   6. Resources

1. Mellmon Role

Mellmon 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 Mellmon does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or deliver items on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on Mellmon marketplace is generated by independent sellers who are not employees, agents, or representatives of Mellmon. 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.

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

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

2. Reports of Intellectual Property Infringement

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

To submit a report of alleged infringement against Products on an Mellmon shop page, or videos from an Explore post on Mellmon, Contact us on : [email protected]

To submit a report of alleged infringement against Mellmon Product, you can use the Mellmon Reporting Portal. Mail us @ [email protected] This is the easiest way to provide notice of claimed infringement to Mellmon and its Designated Agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other intellectual property rights.

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

3. Counter Notice

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Mellmon accepts counter notices for copyright infringement reports only. When Mellmon 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 Mellmon of this action. Read more about DMCA notices, counter notices, and requirements here.

4. Repeat Infringement

Mellmon terminates selling privileges of members who are subject to repeat or multiple notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at Mellmon discretion. If we believe a member 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, Mellmon reserves the right to terminate account privileges at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice.

5. Withdrawals

Mellmon only accepts withdrawals of infringement reports 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 Etsy listing URLs).

Once Mellmon receives a formal withdrawal of an infringement report, Mellmon 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.

6. Resources

If material was removed from your shop due to a report of infringement, or if you would like to learn more about intellectual property issues in general, please refer to the following information: