Who is responsible for knowing if a design is copyrighted – the printer or customer?

Asked on August 25, 2015 under Business Law, Virginia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unless the printer by contract or agreement took on a broader or wider role, the printer's only responsibility is to print what they are given they are not obligated to check that the design does not belong to someone else or otherwise infringe anyone else's rights. It is the customer who bears the responsibility for ensuring that he or she is not infringing any intellectual property or other rights.

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