Why was my artwork removed?

If your artwork was removed from Redbubble, generally it’s because a rights holder or their authorized representative identified certain content hosted on the Redbubble marketplace as infringing. The complaint will usually claim that your artwork infringes on their copyright, trademark, publicity rights, or other rights and that it should be removed from the Redbubble marketplace.

It is Redbubble’s policy to remove allegedly infringing works in response to legally valid complaints under applicable law. Content is typically removed when it has been specifically identified as infringing in a legally valid takedown notice sent by the owner of those rights.

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide legal advice regarding copyright, trademark, publicity rights, or similar rights, or tell you why a particular rights holder considers your work infringing.

To read more, see our Intellectual Property and Publicity Rights Policy.

While most removals are a result of intellectual property-related complaints, it’s also possible your work was removed for not complying with another law or regulation, or for not complying with the other guidelines in our User Agreement, Community Guidelines, or other published policies.

Obligatory Yet Very Important Legal Disclaimer:

Don’t be fooled by any complicated jargon (and how snazzy we look in pinstripe). We are not your lawyer and this is not legal advice. We recommend contacting an attorney if you need an actual legal consultation.

Rather, this is general information aimed at giving you the legal lay of the land. While we can’t defend you in court, we know that art and IP ownership can be murky territory; the least we can do is arm you with the right kind of knowledge to get you started.