People who would never sneak into their neighbor’s house and take their television set often have no problems stealing creative work.That’s exactly what multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe did with artist Micklyn Le Feuvre’s designs.
According to Mommygyver, Le Feuvre learned of this when a LuLaRoe representative noticed that Le Feuvre’s name was on the pattern. This wasn’t because of some trendy desire for Le Feuvre to plaster her name all over her work–it’s because that name was a watermark on the online version. Le Feurver told me she isn’t entirely sure which website LuLaRoe used to take her design, but her designs are available to be licensed–without the watermark.
I reached out to LuLaRoe to answer the allegations made at Mommygyver and received the following response from LuLaRoe:
LuLaRoe respects the IP of artists and others. LuLaRoe does its best, given the large number of designs, to police its products to ensure no copying has occurred. When copying is found, the person responsible is disciplined and may even be terminated. These efforts are on-going.
It may seem ridiculous that LuLaRoe can’t ensure no copying occurs before they go to production, but they claim they make 400 new designs every single day. And this isn’t the first time LuLaRoe has been accused of stealing designs.
To keep reading, click here: Artist Accuses LuLaRoe of Stealing Her Designs