Question about shop images copyright

ecommerce
themeforest
#1

Hi,
I wonder if it’s ok to use product images for eCommerce theme from real shops, like Bonds, Asos etc. I notice that some themes use them, but not sure if it’s legal. What would be the best option for this?

#2

No it’s not ok

While I’m sure some people do it - it’s still illegal and could land them in a lot of trouble

#3

How about top sellers with over 50K sales? Maybe they have some kind of agreement with this shops?

#4

It’s unlikely. All of the big sites like ASOS etc. have serious copyright on the image son heir site not to mention in many cases the brands themselves have protection about non-official suppliers using their products in images.

While I am sure that some authors here, on other marketplaces etc. all do it, it’s a bit like the thread e saw here yesterday about Facebook officially coming after an author for using their trademarks… It’s common and super rare for anyone to get pulled up for it but that doesn;t make it legal or any less protected from being sued especially in a commercial environment.

There may be some brands/retailers who are ok with it assuming there is some kind of permission or agreement but I have never come across one yet.