We are a small family run business and we worked really hard to get to where we are. This is why we are so passionate about protecting our intellectual property when it comes to what can and can not be used by others.
Over our time in business, we have had lots of makers come through our doors to increase their skills and learn new ones and we are totally fine with that, we love sharing creativity. But we have also had businesses come to our classes and carbon copy what we do right down to the stock we use. We have had businesses try to copy our trademarks and slogans, we have had a business try to claim we were using other peoples Intelectual property in order to secure the venue we were trading in for themselves and we have even had people try to use photos from our classes to advertise their own!
Who would have thought art was so cutthroat?
This is why we now have a policy in place to explain what we allow and what we see as a breach when it comes to our classes. Customers who book into our classes, automatically agree to these terms and conditions as part of the ticket terms. We consider our rights to intellectual property and copyright universal - so it applies to our customers, our competitors, our staff and any other person or entity that chooses to engage with our work.
Sip 'n' Dip Classes are intended for personal use only. Sip 'n' Dip Australia Pty Ltd owns the rights and intellectual property to any and all classes delivered throughout our network of providers. Any reproduction of our classwork in any form for monetary benefit is a breach of our copyright and action will be taken to recuperate monies owed from revenue created from this Intelectual Property.
Clients are warmly welcome to use the skills they learn in class in any form they choose, we encourage and celebrate creativity and welcome others to apply the skills they learn to their own work.
However, those who chose to replicate our classes, class plans, or that we can reasonably prove are using our step by step instructions (including the use of images taken during classes to advertise competitor offerings) will be persecuted.
If you have questions regarding this policy please contact email@example.com