The Minted Community and Merchandising teams meet weekly to review designs submitted to the form.
Designs that constitute infringement will be removed immediately. However, the standards of legal infringement are quite high and the majority of designs reported to us fall into the category of "too similar, but not infringement." If we are in agreement that they are too similar, we will be handling those cases in the following way:
Submissions to challenges not yet assorted:
- We will flag those designs to avoid selecting them, and artists who have a pattern of similar submissions will be contacted
Winning submissions to past challenges:
- In the case of clear examples of similarities, we will remove the designs from the site and contact the artists to let them know
Non-Winning submissions to past challenges:
- Designs will be allowed to remain on the challenge page, but artists who have a pattern of similar submissions will be contacted
When infringing designs are found on sites outside of Minted
- We will send a cease and desist letter and consult our legal counsel if necessary.
When a design is improperly using third-party assets
- We will tell the designer about our policies on using stock images and ensure the design is either edited to work without stock imagery (if the challenge is still open) or is not purchased for sale on Minted (if the challenge is closed). Please note, designs using stock imagery will not be removed from the challenge page unless requested by the submitting designer. This gives the designer the opportunity to still get voting feedback and learn from having submitted the entry, despite its being ineligible for purchase.