Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

InkVine.com is owned and operated by BigCat Interactive, Inc. ("InkVine") has used the following general policy toward copyright and intellectual property infringement in accordance with general U.S. intellectual property laws and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf). InkVine will respond to notices of this form from jurisdictions other than the U.S. as well. The email address of InkVine' Assigned Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Assigned Agent") is listed at the end of this policy.

InkVine may act intently to respond to a proper notice by (1) removing or disabling access to material claimed to be subject of infringing activity; and (2) removing and discontinuing service to repeat offenders. If InkVine removes or disables access in response to such a notice, InkVine will make a good-faith attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party ("Member") so that they may make a counter notification to the claim.

A. Procedure for Reporting Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringements:

If you materially misrepresent that a profile or activity is infringing your intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether the material infringes upon your intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting InkVine.

If you believe that material residing on or accessible through the InkVine website infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right, please provide InkVine of notice of such infringement, you may send a notice of infringement via email to legal@InkVine.com. Please specify the type of infringement and the notice must include the following information:

  • A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or intellectual property right that has been allegedly infringed upon (signatures may be provided electronically by typing your name);
  • Identification in sufficient detail of the material being infringed upon (for an allegation of a trademark infringement, please provide a trademark number);
  • Identification of the material on InkVine that is claimed to be infringing upon the intellectual property. Include information regarding the location of the infringing material with sufficient detail so that InkVine is capable of finding and verifying its existence (please provide the link or URL to each user profile you allege is infringing);
  • Contact information about the notifier including the name of the intellectual property owner, the name and title of the person contacting InkVine on the owner's behalf, the address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the intellectual property or copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the intellectual property or copyright owner.

If a Member believes that their material that was removed or to which access was disabled is not infringing upon a copyright, you may send a counter-notice, pursuant to 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please do not re-list or reactivate the material yourself. The counter-notice must contain the following information.

  • Your signature (signatures may be provided electronically by typing your name);
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • Identification of the material on InkVine that is claimed to be infringing upon the intellectual property. Include information regarding the location of the infringing material with sufficient detail so that InkVine is capable of finding and verifying its existence (please provide the link or URL to each user profile you allege is infringing);
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material;
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the Member’s address is located, or if your address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which InkVine is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

If a counter-notice is received, InkVine may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that InkVine may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright or intellectual property owner files an action seeking a court order against the Member, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at InkVine’ discretion.

Please contact InkVine to submit Notifications of Claimed Infringement and Copyright Counter-Notices by email: legal@InkVine.com