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Using Images for logos and trademarks

The Shutterstock Terms of Service doesn't allow the use of Shutterstock photos or vectors as a logo, part of a logo, a trademark, etc. 

However, if you decided to license an image or a footage clip exclusively, Shutterstock could acquire the copyright for the work and grant you exclusive rights, which would include the use for trademarks and logos. Pricing for the copyright depends on a variety of factors, including the artist’s willingness to sell the copyright for his/her work exclusively. Additionally, exclusive rights would only apply to use from the date of the exclusive contract. Neither Shutterstock nor the artist can assume responsibility for prior uses, and your contract would not negate previously obtained royalty-free licenses for the image.

If you're interested in acquiring an image's rights exclusively, you can contact us here. Please be include the following information with us so we can help you: 

  1. The image or clip ID(s)
  2. A brief description of how you plan on using the content
  3. Initial monetary offer
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