We’ve posted a couple of times about copyrights and trademarks because of the ongoing unauthorized use of Mary Engelbreit artwork online and on actual products being sold. As owners of these copyrights and trademarks, it is our responsibility to manage and protect them – for our purposes as well as for the protection of each of you to ensure you get authentic Mary Engelbreit artwork and products. In order to ensure this level of protection, we want to introduce a new facet to all of Mary’s artwork being featured on our site and other online outlets like Facebook and Pinterest. We will now be protecting our artwork with a brand new watermark!
This watermark will be used on all of our artwork to prevent someone from copying and pasting the image off our site and using it in an unauthorized manner. The watermark, comprised of a faded back image of Mary’s signature, was designed to be unobtrusive enough that you can still enjoy her art (you may have noticed the use of the watermark recently on the new original drawing that Mary did for the first giveaway on the site).
We will be featuring the watermark throughout the site on all of our artwork. But don’t worry, if you buy a piece of Mary’s art from us, rest assured that it will NOT have this watermark on it.
You can help us manage and maintain our copyrights and trademarks as well. If you think you found someone selling unauthorized Mary Engelbreit artwork, or have any additional comments or questions about our copyrights and trademarks, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.