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Intellectual Property Policy

As a venue for artists, designers, and makers, Etsy 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 authorized parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how Etsy sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use.

Read Etsy’s Intellectual Property Policy


If you would like to submit a notification of alleged infringement, counter a notice of copyright infringement submitted against you, or withdraw a notification of infringement that you submitted, please refer to the following information.

Report infringement on Etsy
Use this form to provide a notice of claimed infringement to Etsy.

Submit a DMCA counter notice
Use this information to counter a copyright infringement notice submitted against you.

Withdraw a notification of infringement you’ve submitted
Use this information to withdraw an infringement notice you’ve submitted to Etsy.


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

Support for intellectual property issues
Frequently asked questions about having material removed due to a notice of infringement.

Copyrighting and protecting your work
General information about intellectual property rights.

Seller Handbook articles on legal topics
Demystifying intellectual property law and other legal issues.

Q&A with Etsy’s Legal Support admin
Our Legal Support Team addresses common questions about Etsy’s Intellectual Property Policy.

Etsy's Trademark Policy
Guidelines for the use of Etsy's trademarks.


Etsy adopted this intellectual property policy in accordance with industry best practices, general U.S. intellectual property laws, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement

Etsy strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When Etsy removes or disables access in response to a notice, Etsy makes a reasonable attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about counter notification. Etsy may also provide a copy of the notice to the allegedly infringing party.

Counter Notification

If Etsy receives a DMCA counter notification, the removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after receipt of the counter notice, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs Etsy of this action. Etsy sends a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party.

Repeat Infringement

Etsy terminates account privileges of members that are subject to repeat notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at Etsy’s discretion.

Please use this form to provide notice of claimed infringement to Etsy’s designated agent. If you are not able to use the reporting form, please see these requirements.

Last updated on Nov 11, 2015