Intellectual Property Policy
1. Outlet Avenue's Role
Outlet Avenue 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 Outlet Avenue does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or ship items on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on Outlet Avenue’s marketplace is generated by independent sellers who are not employees, agents, or representatives of Outlet Avenue. 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.
Outlet Avenue can’t speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is Outlet Avenue in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a shop’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. Outlet Avenue 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
Outlet Avenue 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 Outlet Avenue removes or disables access in response to a report, Outlet Avenue 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. Outlet Avenue may also provide a copy of the infringement report, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.
Please use Outlet Avenue’s Reporting Form to provide a report of alleged infringement to Outlet Avenue’s Designated Agent under the DMCA and for other intellectual property claims. Using the form is the fastest way for us to address your claim.
If you are not able to use the reporting form, please read more about our general requirements and DMCA Designated Agent here.
Outlet Avenue may request additional information before processing a report, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation regarding the claimed right. Outlet Avenue may reject reports of infringement or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. Outlet Avenue also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.
3. Counter Notice
4. Repeat Infringement
Once Outlet Avenue receives a formal withdrawal of an infringement report, Outlet Avenue 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.