OLD General Standard & Extended License FAQ
The licenses on Creative Market are changing, and this FAQ is referring to the OLD Standard and Extended licenses.
If you purchased a product after May 28th, 2019 please read: General license - FAQ
Click on a Use Case or FAQ to learn more about using products under the Creative Market Licenses:
- Can I make something composed only of Creative Market products?
- Which license do I need to make something that earns money for a charity?
- Can I charge a subscription fee to access products I create using CM goods?
- If my client will sell end products which license will they need?
- May I trademark an end product I create using an Item purchased at Creative Market?
Yes, this is permitted so long as what you create is an End Product. End Products must be significantly different than the original Item and require time, effort, and skill to produce. End Products must not be used or sold in a way that is directly competitive with the original Item you purchased. End Products must not redistribute the original Item to any third parties in a manner that allows for the extraction of the original Item.
So, for example, you may employ various methods and skills to create a significantly different design, including adding textures, using Lightroom presets, adding unique hand lettering or illustrations, adding graphics or patterns, using various Photoshop add-ons, adding text, adding additional photos, etc.
However, you are not permitted to purchase one font and one photo and use solely those unchanged Items in a wall art design. However, you can include that photo and the font in a greater wall art design, as long as the end result of that design is significantly different than the photo and font that you originally purchased.
It depends on how many units you sell/how many units you distribute in exchange for donations. For our purposes, each unit that is distributed in exchange for a donation would be considered a "sale.” The Standard License covers up to 500 units of the End Product sold, whereas the Extended License covers an unlimited amount of End Product sales. We don't draw a distinction between end products sold by retailers or companies as opposed to charities.
Yes, you can do this. However, if you’ve granted paid access to the End Product to more than 500 people, you will need an Extended License. Also keep in mind that you must not redistribute the original Creative Market purchased Item to any third parties in a manner that allows for the extraction of the original Item.
If you use an Item purchased at Creative Market to create an End Product that you and/or your client will be selling to more than a single person, the End Product is considered an End Product for Sale. If 500 units or less of the End Product will be sold by you and/or your client, you will be covered under the Standard License. If over 500 units of the End Product will be sold by you and/or your client, you will need to purchase an Extended License.
No, you may not register as a trademark a purchased Item or an End Product incorporating that Item. Creative Market cannot provide legal advice to users. However, this government website may provide some clarification.