Intellectual Property Infringement
WeChat takes intellectual property rights seriously, and always aims to ensure that our platform complies with all applicable intellectual property rights-related laws and regulations. WeChat specifically prohibits the types of intellectual property infringement described below.
Copyright and trademark infringement
- Copyright is a legal right that seeks to protect original works of authorship, including but not limited to literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works. You may not upload, share, publish, transmit, stream or otherwise make available on or through the WeChat platform any content that infringes on, misappropriates, or violates another person’s intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks. This includes for example posting any photos or drawings without the photographer’s or author’s permission, or using any trademarks without the trademark owner’s approval.
- A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (for example, a brand name or logo) that distinguishes the products or services offered by one person from another. Generally, trademark law seeks to prevent confusion among consumers about the source of a product or service. You may not, nor may you permit any other person to remove, obscure or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice, marks or indications found in or on the WeChat platform.
- Counterfeit goods are goods, often of inferior quality, made or sold under another's brand name without the brand owner's authorization. Sellers of such goods may infringe on either the trademark, patent or copyright of the brand owner by passing off its goods as made by the brand owner.
- You are not allowed to upload, share, publish, transmit, stream or otherwise make available on or through the WeChat platform any content that offers the purchase, sale, trade, or solicitation of counterfeit goods.