Intellectual Property Policy

As a venue for multi-vendors, BSSD takes intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our marketplace. This Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of infringement, how authorised parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how BSSD sellers can respond when their listings are affected by a notice.


This policy is a part of our Terms of Use, you  can read it here.

1. BSSD’s Role

BSSD is a marketplace comprised of individual third-party sellers who run their own bricks-and-mortar shops, create their own policies, and are responsible for their inventory, and complying with the law. We provide a venue, but BSSD does not manufacture goods or hold inventory on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on BSSD's marketplace is generated and provided by independent sellers to BSSD who are not employees, agents, or representatives of BSSD. Sellers are responsible for ensuring they have all necessary rights to their content and that they are not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it.


BSSD reserves the right to remove any listing, or account that we believe violates our Terms of Use, including this Intellectual Property Policy or our Prohibited Items Policy. BSSD also reserves the right to take action against abusers of BSSD’s Intellectual Property Policy or our Terms of Use.


BSSD can’t speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is BSSD in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a vendor’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. BSSD will remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when provided with a proper notice.

2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement

BSSD strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing the allegedly infringing material. When BSSD removes content or a listing in response to a notice, BSSD makes a reasonable attempt to contact the affected member, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about how to submit a counter notice. BSSD may also provide a copy of the infringement notice, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.


BSSD may request additional information before processing a notice, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation regarding the claimed right. BSSD may reject notices or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. BSSD also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.

3. Counter Notice

BSSD accepts counter notices for copyright notices only. When we receive a counter notice, we will provide a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party. The removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after the counter notice is processed, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs BSSD of this action.

 4. Repeat Infringement

BSSD terminates selling privileges of members who are subject to repeat or multiple notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at BSSD discretion. Per our Terms of Use, BSSD reserves the right to terminate account privileges at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice.

5. Notice Withdrawals

BSSD only accepts withdrawals of infringement notices directly from the intellectual property owner or authorised representative who submitted the claim. The withdrawal must clearly state that it is a formal withdrawal and sufficiently identify the material (for example the BSSD listing URLs).

Once BSSD receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of infringement, BSSD makes reasonable attempts to contact both parties involved to confirm receipt from the party submitting the withdrawal and to inform the member affected by the withdrawal. Please note that infringement matters are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and withdrawals do not guarantee changes to a member's status.