I debated about whether or not to post this but I decided everyone should know and I wanted to warn you guys before you purchase a N.LaCroix pattern. For starters I have purchased her patterns for years and I made the items and sold them on my website for profit. Did you know her patterns are supposedly copyrighted to only produce one item?? WHO BUYS A PATTERN TO ONLY MAKE ONE TIME?? Well, I didn't know that either and her patterns do not say so. I was under the impression as long as I gave her credit and didn't mass produce it was fine. Apparently I was wrong. Here is a copy of the email I received and a copy of my response. I will explain afterwards............
Hello,My name is David Cole and I manage an extensive inventory of Netty Lacroix products. I have recently found your website and decided to enquire regarding your production capabilities. I am particularly interested in the SANTA ORNIES and wanted to know if they are available in quantity.Thank you very much.
Hi, Thank you for your interest. I don't have any in stock at this time. However anything small such as ornaments I can produce rather quickly. Items such as my dolls with clothing take a little longer. I have attached a link to my wholesale site. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
As you can see I received an email which I thought was someone interested in purchasing my items wholesale. Boy was I wrong! Here is his response........
Hello,This is formal legal notice to cease using Netty Lacroix's name and/or any derivations of her name.I see that you have several products associated with her name. It is also apparent that you are infringing on her copyright by making multiple copies of her images. Cease copying, advertizing and selling the N.Lacroix santa images. Remove her name from the website until you can compensate her for the use. Her patterns are designed for use by a doll maker. One time. What is happening is they are being duplicated, electronically, so that others make an unintended profit. Thank you for your cooperation.David Cole
If I was violating any copyright I totally did not do it intentionally. Why not just email me and ASK me to remove the infringing merchandise?? Instead I was tricked into thinking this person was interested in ordering. At any rate I removed ALL merchandise from both of my websites that are in any ways associated with the N.LaCroix name. And any one interested in buying my patterns I would be happy to sell them, just leave me a comment if you are interested. In conclusion, I have had no contact with N.LaCroix herself this all happened through the person apparently working for her.