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Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

csa_marvin on 08/19/2014 14:14

We respect the IP rights of others and expect our users to do the same. MOC Shop does not allow commercialization of models that are high risk for potential copyright and/or intellectual property infringement. The following are deemed high risk due to their licensed partnerships with The LEGO Group. All characters and creations of listed entities should be assumed high risk unless specific subsets of said entities or additional entities are provided. BrickLink has the right to remove any models that infringe upon or appear as one of the entities listed below. 

• DC Comics

• Marvel Comics & their subsidiaries

• Star Wars and Lucasfilm Ltd.

• The Simpsons (Fox)

• Viacom International Inc.

- Nickelodeon

• Spongebob Squarepants and All Related Titles, Logos, and Characters

• Disney Enterprises, Inc.

• Pixar Animation Studios

• Chrysler LLC

• Mack Trucks, Inc

• Ford Motor Company

• New Line Productions, Inc

–Lord of the Rings

–The Hobbit

• Warner Bros Entertainment

–The Hobbit (in conjunctions with New Line Productions, Inc.)

• Viacom Overseas Holdings C.V.

–Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

• Volkswagen

• Mojang AB / Notch Developments AB

–Minecraft

We do not evaluate any design submission for license conflicts as there are too many potential issues and we cannot know when a particular model will go for sale. However, listings may be removed at any time if legal issues arise. To avoid this, you might want to do your own research for potential conflicts before submitting a design.

If someone on MOC Shop is infringing upon your intellectual property, review Notice of IP Infringement  and contact legal@bricklink.com for BrickLink to take appropriate actions regarding the matter.

For questions related to copyright and intellectual property, see Copyright and Intellectual Property Basics.