Intellectual Property Claims (DMCA, Trademark Infringement)

VentureMerch does not automatically check user uploaded/created content for violations of copyright or other rights. Site content is viewed daily by site admins, if you believe any of the uploaded content violates your copyright or a related exclusive right(s), please contact us. VentureMerch looks into all reported violations and will remove or disable content shown to be violating third party rights.

In order to allow us to review your report promptly and effectively, a copyright infringement notice ("Notice") should include the following:

  • Identification of your copyrighted work and what is protected under the copyright(s) that you are referring to.
  • Your copyright certificate(s) or designation(s) and the type, e.g., registered or unregistered.
  • Proof of your copyrights ownership, such as the registration number or a copy of the registration certificate
  • A short description of how our user(s) allegedly infringe(s) your copyright(s).
  • Clear reference to the materials you allege are infringing and which you are requesting to be removed, for example, the listing URL, ID, store URL, etc. (Listing ID's are unique and can be found on the item page at the top right)
  • Your complete name, address, email address, and telephone number.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or the owner of an exclusive right that is being infringed, or are authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner or the owner of an exclusive right that is being infringed.
  • Your electronic or physical signature.

Once a report is received we will temporally suspend the listing(s) and/or account(s) during the review process. If the listing or account is found to be violating your copyright or a related exclusive right(s), we will delete the listing(s) and may suspended the user account(s).


Counterfeit item policy

The listing of counterfeit items or unauthorized copies of items is prohibited. These items are illegal and not allowed to be listed on VentureMerch. Any item that bears a company's official brand name or logo can be listed, as long as these products were lawfully made by, for, or with the consent of that company. If we believe that any listing may contain counterfeit items or unauthorized copies of items we (this site) my suspend the listing(s) and user account(s) without notice and/or permanently delete the item(s) and user account(s). (Terms and Conditions)