How we’re protecting your new occasion designs

If you’ve been in the industry for a little while now, you’ll know the importance of protecting your work. With lots of card companies competing for the same space, we wanted to take some steps to ensure that your hard work in creating new designs for us around big occasions doesn’t go to waste.

With this in mind, we decided to create a new feature which allows us to moderate your new designs, but add them to a ‘pre-release’ group. This means they won’t yet be searchable or appearing in occasion categories: for a short time, they will only be available from your profile page. When the time has come for us to start advertising and bringing people to the site, we’ll then release the designs and they will start to appear, but with less time for prying eyes to swoop in and copy them. The aim of this feature is to stop other companies taking your great ideas for new designs and duplicating them to sell themselves. It should help to keep your designs unique and protect your IP 🙂

What does this mean? Well, you won’t need to change anything – just keep coming up with fab new ideas and uploading your designs by the set deadlines. Do bear in mind that the designs will not be appearing in searches immediately though. This could mean that your design has been moderated and kept to your profile, or alternatively that it has been added to the main catalogue but is being held back for the occasion; you’ll just have to be patient to find out! We’ll be working on a moderation status for each of your cards on your profile, to enable you to see this immediately in future.

Of course, if you have questions then please drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help. We love all of your fantastic card designs and we want to work to protect them, as this should not only help you, but will also help us to keep driving thortful’s growth by offering unique content for our customers.