Niantic, Inc. (“Niantic”) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.
Posting content that infringes on a third party’s intellectual property rights violates Niantic’s Terms of Service. It is Niantic’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others.You must be a rights holder or authorized to act on behalf of a rights holder to submit an intellectual property report.
Note: Reporting intellectual property infringement is a serious matter, and submitting false reports may result in legal liability for damages, and termination of your account or access to Niantic Services.
Niantic complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and any other applicable intellectual property laws. In accordance with the DMCA Niantic will respond expeditiously to valid claims of copyright infringement regarding material on websites that Niantic operates (the “Sites”) or on Niantic products or services (the “Services””) that are reported to Niantic or to Niantic’sDesignated Copyright Agent, in accordance with the sample notice below.
Please use the DMCA Reporting Form to submit your report.
Note: your report may take longer to process if you choose not to use the Reporting Form. To submit a Notice of copyright infringement by mail, please include all of the information in the Sample notice below:
SAMPLE DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”)
Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice – you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed;
Identify the material that you claim is infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL where such material may be found;
Briefly explain why you believe the content is infringing;
Provide the full name, mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address of the copyright owner;
Provide your full name, mailing address and email address;
Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
“I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
“I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.”
Provide your electronic or physical signature
Submit this Notice, with all items completed, to Niantic’s Designated Copyright Agent (email preferred):
c/o Niantic, Inc.
1 Ferry Building Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Note: In accordance with the DMCA, we will forward the details of your report (including your name and email address, and/or the name of the rights owner and their email address) to the person who posted the content, so that you may resolve the dispute independently. If you do not wish for us to share your personal email address, we recommend that you provide a working business or professional email address in the DMCA Notice.
Upon receipt of a valid Notice, Niantic will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the reported material.
If content that you posted is removed based on a copyright report, we will notify you and provide the name and contact information of the person who reported the content. You may choose to contact the person who reported the content to resolve the dispute independently.
Alternatively, you may submit a counter-notice to Niantic through the Counter Notice Form or via mail to our Designated Copyright Agent. If you submit a valid counter-notice, we will forward it to the person who reported your content, sharing your name and email address. If you do not wish for us to share your personal email address, we recommend that you provide a working business or professional email address in your counter-notice.
To submit a counter-notice, please provide all of the following information:
Identify the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
Briefly explain why you believe the content was removed in error;
Include the following statement: “Under penalty of perjury, I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification”;
Include the following statement: “I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the reporter’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and I will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.”
Provide your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;
Provide your electronic or physical signature
Note: If we forward a valid counter notice to the person who reported your content and they don't notify us that they have filed a court action to keep the content down (within 10-14 days), we will restore or re-enable access to that content. Due to technical limitations, there may be circumstances in which we are unable to restore or re-enable access to the content.
To submit a report of trademark infringement, please use the Trademark Reporting Form, and include all of the following information:
Identify the material that you claim is infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site(s) or Service(s) where such material may be found;
Provide the registration number for the trademark that you claim has been infringed;
Identify the country or jurisdiction in which the trademark is registered or where you are claiming rights;
Briefly explain why you believe the material is infringing;
Provide the full name, mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address of the rights owner;
Provide your full name, mailing address and email address
Include the following statement in the body of the Notice: “I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent or the law. The information in this notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am authorized to act on behalf of the rights owner.”
Provide your physical or electronic signature
Note: We may be unable to process reports that are incomplete or lack the information required above.
Reporting Other Infringements of Your Rights
If you believe there is content that violates your rights or the law but does not fit into one of the categories above, you may report such content by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We may ask for additional information to support your claim (for example, an explanation of why you believe the content violates your rights, and the law you believe applies). In some situations, we may request a court order.