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Intellectual Property & rights to patterns

How unique does my pattern need to be? Can you borrow a stitch pattern from a stitchionary? Kate Atherley answers these questions and more here.

Pattern rights

LoveCrafts is a platform for you to sell your patterns through. Rest assured that you still have full ownership of the copyright of your pattern PDF. Please make sure that you state the copyright clearly on them before you load them onsite.

We actively market the patterns for sale on LoveCrafts, so may use your pattern’s images for these marketing efforts from time to time.

Intellectual property

Our pattern approval process aims to identify any plagiarised content. However if you have spotted any lookalikes or plagiarism onsite, or are worried that a pattern is infringing on someone else’s copyright – send us an email.

Copyright varies by territory. In most countries is in not necessary to register your copyright – your rights exist automatically but you can make them clear to others by using the © sign on your work. You can find more information how copyright works in the UK here.  Most countries (including the EU, UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) are signatories to the Berne Convention (or are bound by it by being members of ‘TRIPS’ which is a World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement) which means that copyright created in one signatory country must be recognised in all the others.  You can find out more about protecting your copyright outside of the UK here .

Updated on October 15, 2021

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