Copy & Trademark Infringement

What is "Copyright"?

Copyright ownership gives the owner the exclusive right to use the work, with some exceptions. When a person creates an original work, fixed in a tangible medium, he or she automatically owns the copyright to the work.

Many types of works are eligible for copyright protection, for example:

  • Audiovisual works, such as TV shows, movies, and online videos
  • Sound recordings and musical compositions
  • Written works, such as lectures, articles, books, and musical compositions
  • Visual works, such as paintings, posters, and advertisements
  • Video games and computer software
  • Dramatic works, such as plays and musicals

What is "Trademark"?

A trademark is a unique symbol or word(s) used to represent a business or its products. Once registered, that same symbol or series of words cannot be used by any other organization, forever, as long as it remains in use and proper paperwork and fees are paid.

What is the difference between copyright and trademark? 

Copyright is just one form of intellectual property. It is not the same as a trademark, which protects brand names, mottos, logos, and other source identifiers from being used by others for certain purposes. 

How to report copyright/infringement of content created using Piktochart?

Please ensure you provide all the necessary information in the Contact Us form to speed up the process.

By reporting potential violations of Copyright/Infringements through the Help Center, you agree to allow us to share parts of your report with third parties, such as the affected account holder when necessary.

How will we process it?

Once you’ve submitted your report, we’ll review it and get back to you as soon as possible. Our Customer Support Specialists respond to messages 24/5, Monday through Friday, with most being replied to within 1-3 hours.

If we find that the visual does indeed contain Copyright/Trademark infringements, we will take the necessary action including but not limited to the deletion of the visual as specified in our Terms of Use.

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