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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

LoveKnitting and LoveCrochet are platforms 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 LoveKnitting and LoveCrochet, 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.

Intellectual property (IP) rights are territorial. They only give protection in the countries where they are granted or registered. You can find more information from the British authorities here, or read up what the rules are in your country.

Updated on June 29, 2018

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