Products

Icons, Brand Names & Logos

Icons, brand names and logos must always be tagged as “editorial” on Colourbox. Examples: Vector of Amazon’s logo as an icon, photo of a woman holding a coffee mug with the Starbucks logo, a bag with the name “Chanel” clearly visible and in focus, a child wearing sneakers with Addidas stripes etc. = always editorial. 

Mobile Phones & Computers

Mobile phones and computers might look the same to some people, and logos, labels or names may not always be visible. But most electronics are trademarked and although they might seem generic, they all have some specific details that make the manufacturer identifiable. You should therefore always do you research beforehand. Any photos showing a trademarked […]

Bottles

Some bottle designs are copyrighted, which means they must be tagged as “editorial” on Colourbox. You should always do your research before uploading. Some bottles are not allowed on Colourbox though, such as: Kikkoman products. They cannot be used as stock material – in any way. Kikkoman has registered trade and design marks on their […]

Cartoons & Figurines

Photos of unique and original figurines are not to be used as royalty-free content. Many figurines are rights-protected and only suitable for sale on Colourbox as editorial material – excepting copyrighted work. Due to their copyrights, some images of figurines are only allowed to be used as editorial content and must always be tagged as editorial, e.g. the following […]

Instruments

Instruments might look the same to some people, and logos, labels or names may not always be visible. But most designed instruments are trademarked and although they might seem generic, they all have some specific details that make the manufacturer identifiable. Any photos showing a trademarked element like an instrument cannot be used as royalty-free […]

Games & Game Pieces

Generally speaking, all games and their associated pieces (including but not limited to board games, card games and puzzles) cannot be used as content intended for commercial use.  This is due to the various rights associated with such products.

Packings, Wrapping & Textiles

When making royalty-free material you may not use any visible logos, trademark designs or recognizable colors. This applies both when the object is the main focus and when it is in the background.

Maps, Globes & Atlases

Any photo, vector or video featuring a map or globe is subject to copyright protection and is therefore not to be used on our site. Maps or globes that are in the public domain (overviews, city guides etc.) can be used as both royalty-free or editorial material, depending on the individual map.  Maps and globes created […]

Designer Furniture

Images of designer furniture are often subject to copyrights or trademarks. This is why it would be an advantage to always use generic furniture for stock photo shoots. Photos containing any iconic designs cannot be catagorized as neither royalty-free, rights managed or editorial material.