Shutterstock Stolen Designs



Push and Pull Designs based on European Registered Designs and USA Design Patents

Date of Notice: 23rd November 2018

Shutterstock have repeatedly been put on notice about the existence of the push pull signs intellectual property.

Each time around Shutterstock remove the infringing designs, but just pocket the money instead of declaring sales and paying over funds from the sales of the infringing designs.

Since 2014 in the UK it is now a criminal offence to intentionally copy a Registered Design.

To qualify for the criminal offence the copy should result in a product that is exactly the same as that shown in the registered design or

with features that differ only in immaterial details.

"Intent" will require proof that the person knew or had reason to believe that the design is the subject of a registered design and that no consent had been given by the owner.


New section 35ZA(8) sets out the penalties the offence carries with it:

a fine and/or a prison sentence of up to ten years.

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