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Sharpe Awards protects its original designs through Federal Copyright Law.   Each of our designs is protected as Visual Art and we make every effort to verify our designs are original and unique to our market space. We do this for a number of reasons but primarily in defense of the growing number of copycat and knockoff houses from overseas seeking to capitalize on an artists work. Infringement of copyrighted work can cost the infringer upwards of $150,000 per occurrence, all revenue received as well as seizing/destroying all infringing product – clearly not a wise financial choice for any business.

Sharpe Awards respects the intellectual property of others. All original trademarks and logos contained in our images are the property of the original holder and are used only as examples of actual work created by us, however we do rightfully hold copyright of all designs as our dimensional interpretation of these marks in a transparent and semi-transparent medium. These images are not presented for resale nor should they be construed as endorsements by or for the trademark holders.

All artwork submitted to us for 3D interpretation in production and/or quotation will be assumed to be in compliance with all applicable laws under copyright, trademark, patent and/or other intellectual property protection which has been properly assigned with the rights to use said marks and the burden of any copyright infringement is borne solely by the requesting client. If you are authorized to use a trademark or service mark of a company, be prepared to produce proper assignment of copyright if asked.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Sharpe Awards the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  3. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Send the above information via email to copyright notice of right.

If you are seeking permission to use Sharpe Awards trademarks, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, screen shots, copyrighted designs, or other brand features, please contact us via email at copyright permission requests.

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