Copyright & Trademark

Patreon loves creators of all types and has great admiration and appreciation for their creative contributions to the world. Patreon respects the intellectual property rights granted to creative works and seeks to promote such respect by others, especially our creators.

Patreon’s policy is to terminate, in appropriate circumstances, subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers. We rely on creators to fund, post or link only to their own original creations on our platform and to notify us when creations are being misused, stolen or otherwise abused.

Intellectual property is a complex and nuanced area of law and there are legal risks involved both in sending notifications and counter-notifications. If you are not already familiar with intellectual property law, we recommend consulting with an attorney for specific advice before bringing any notifications or counter-notifications on Patreon.

Copyright

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides a notice and takedown framework for potential copyright infringements. This framework allows copyright owners to bring a notification of claimed infringement for any potentially infringing works that may be hosted or located on Patreon. Patreon acts expeditiously to remove such works.

If a Patreon creator has potentially misused your copyrighted work, please submit a notification of claimed infringement by following these instructions. Be sure to conform to the applicable notification provisions of section 512 of the Copyright Act.

If you have received a notification of claimed infringement on your Patreon page, you have the option of removing the work or bringing a counter-notification by following these instructions. Be sure to conform to the applicable counter notification provisions of section 512(g)(3) of the Copyright Act. All notifications of claimed infringement can either be mailed or emailed to Patreon’s designated DMCA agent at:

Patreon ATTN: Legal Department
600 Townsend Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103

Email: [email protected]

Trademark

A trademark is a brand name, slogan, or logo that serves to identify a person or company’s goods or services. For example: You’re now using the Patreon® platform. The Patreon® trademark helps distinguish this website from other online platforms.

If you are concerned that someone may be using your trademark in a way that is likely to confuse or mislead the public, please contact us at [email protected]. We will review your claim and take whatever action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to removal of the violative mark from Patreon.