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Clarification Regarding Intellectual Property Violation for Submitted Image

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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I recently got a notification from Adobe Stock about a supposed intellectual property violation for an image I submitted. The thing is, the image was just of a toy car, nothing fancy or trademarked.

I'm really confused about why they flagged it. I mean, it's just a generic toy car, not some branded item or anything. I'm not sure how to handle this situation or what steps I should take to get it sorted out.

I'm worried about my standing as a contributor on Adobe Stock, and I don't want this issue to affect my account or future submissions. Have you ever dealt with something like this before, or do you have any advice on how I should approach it?

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Contributor , Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

Total guess - but the toy car is actually a Fiat 500, which is iconic, not so much generic.  I'd find something less recognizable.

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Total guess - but the toy car is actually a Fiat 500, which is iconic, not so much generic.  I'd find something less recognizable.

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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I agree. Easily identifiable as a Fiat.

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Intellectual Property in regards to stock is a fascinating topic in my view, I think there are some cases that are very clear, and others that have a bit of grey area.

 

Sometimes just removing the logos is enough, but I think this is a bit too distinct even with the logos or branding removed, assuming there were those in the first place.  I would suspect most model cars or toy cars that have a distinct design would fall into this category.  But I'm certainly no expert here, this is just my own personal observations.


George F, Fine Art Landscape Photographer

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Many toy designs are protected by trademark, even those not made by the giant toy companies. 

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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I'm worried about my standing as a contributor on Adobe Stock, and I don't want this issue to affect my account or future submissions. Have you ever dealt with something like this before, or do you have any advice on how I should approach it?


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Don't worry. You will learn from refusals. Refusals are not a bad thing, except if you get many refusals for the same issue and you do not change your submissions.

 

For some IP related refusals, I needed 4 submissions to get the asset cleared. Each time I adapted the picture a bit more until they passed. This helps to avoid those design elements in the future and helps to give advice on IP refusals.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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