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we-cursive-text offer the finest architectural buildings to enhance your landscape and lifestyle. Our acclaimed collection features original, historically-inspired Garden Sheds, Potting Sheds, Tool Sheds, Storage Sheds, Pool Houses, Boat Houses, Green Houses, Carriage Houses, Cottages, Studio/Workshop, Home Office, Barns, Solariums, Observatory, Welcome Booths and Pavilions. Our published work can be found at gracious homes, estates, hotels, clubs, campuses, resorts, gated communities and public gardens across the country.

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quote marksThe visual arts category consists of pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including two and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic and applied art. Examples of such works includes technical and mechanical drawings; and architectural drawings, plans, blueprints or diagrams. Copyright protects an author’s specific expression in artistic form. In a case where the copyright owner sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that infringement was committed willfully, the court in its discretion may increase the award of statutory damages to a sum of not more than $150,000. The court may also award a reasonable attorney’s fee to the prevailing party as part of the costs.

—U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, DC


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not have our signature engraved
brass plaque—our mark of excellence.


 

Copyrights

Our building designs are widely admired. Such designs are the exclusive property of Gardensheds® and may not be reproduced without license or express written permission.  We value this asset. We appreciate that you admire our designs, but that does not give you the legal right to imitate, copy or reproduce one. Just like a musician, a photographer or a writer, each of our designs is protected with enforceable copyrights subject to penalty of up to $150,000 for willful infringement. That inexpensive building could suddenly be very expensive.

What constitutes infringement? If a reasonable person would mistake two look-alike buildings, one original, the other a copy, it’s infringement. Copying is tantamount to stealing and a clear violation of our rights. We have, and will continue to police and defend our copyrights. So our cautionary word of advice is, don’t go there unless you want to hear from our IP (intellectual property) lawyers.  Instead, we offer other legal options that are far less costly: Consider purchase of our building kit that includes all pre-cut and dimensioned materials and hardware that you can have the satisfaction of building yourself.  Or, consider purchase of design/license fee that provides you with building drawing and material parts lists for you to source and construct yourself.  With either option you’ll have peace of mind.