Fashion Week Frenzy

Create your very own interpretation of the newest trends directly from the runways of the world's Fashion Weeks!

€5,500prize pool

Create your very own interpretation of the newest trends directly from the runways of the world's Fashion Weeks!


This unique brief comes to you directly from the client's creative team who have recently visited the Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Paris & Milan. This project will put you at the very pulse of fashion and the latest fashion trends.

The client’s creative team carefully selected the most eye catching and promising looks from both on and off the runways of Fashion Week and we've uploaded them to the project’s Inspiration Board on Pinterest. These trend alerts should serve as guidance and inspiration for your creative submissions. So go for it! Analyse the current show trends and create your very own interpretation of the latest looks!

This is a call for all designers who have inspiring ideas for pattern design. The best designs submitted on jovoto will be chosen and presented to select international fashion brands by the client, who is a renowned textile supplier. In addition to winning up to €5,000 in community awards, a huge opportunity awaits; to be licensed by a large fashion brand. For every licensed design, you will be paid €100 for the initial design and an additional €0.20 in royalties per meter printed. The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design.

The innovative textile design company is seeking to build up a long term partnership with inspiring designers. The company is looking for exceptional designers that are able to create innovative patterns for well-known fashion brands throughout a range of projects. In addition to lucrative royalty deals the company wants to build-up and foster talented (textile-) designers by running frequent design challenges based on the latest fashion trends and by giving comprehensive and constructive feedback from the fashion market.

Therefore jovoto invites the best designers to join the Textile Orbit and have the opportunity to access ongoing and exciting textile design challenges on the platform. This project is public, to give deisgners who aren't yet Orbiters the chance to show off their designs skills. To see the previous projects in the Textile Orbit, take a look at The Lacemaker and Work in Progress and Barcode Deluxe and be inspired by the previous public projects and see all the excellent designs that were created in Artificial Garden and Chinoiserie-Chic.


There are two aims within this task.

1. The primary goal of this project is to gather a wide range of textile designs that are inspired by the newest looks directly from the runways of global fashion weeks. The best designs will be presented to well-known international fashion brands to be licensed and used in their current and upcoming collections.

2. The secondary goal of this project is to grow the Textile Orbit which is a carefully curated group of the best textile and pattern designers on jovoto. The invited designers will be asked to join the Textile Orbit that will offer the opportunity to access further textile design projects on a monthly basis.

Task Definition

Create a pattern for the fashion industry’s most recognized brands to be used in their upcoming collections. Create your very own interpretation of the newest looks directly from the runways of Fashion Week around the world!

Target Group

  • Womanswear
  • Aged between 15 - 55
  • Summer Design
  • Full range of the collection including trousers, shirts, dresses, blouses, jackets etc.


Be inspired by the latest fashion trends, carefully selected by the client's creative team and uploaded to the project's Inspiration Board on Pinterest.  Feel free to choose the tonality!

Mandatory requirements

Your submissions must be 100% yours!

Please note that it is no longer possible to use third party material in your designs due to repeated problems with the licensing process. Please make sure that the rights for your designs submitted in this project are exclusivly yours.

You may no longer use any part or element of stock illustrations or stock images or material covered by open source or open content licensing terms. You can draw inspiration from such sources and evolve it into your own thing, but do not directly use third party material in your designs.

You may use images from third-party sources for mock-ups, but please provide links to these images in the upload form when submitting a design.

Make sure you create a unique design

Be inspired by the newest looks from the recent Fashion Weeks and make sure you create a unique design without reproducing existing designs.

Make your design print-ready

As we are working with labels in the fast-paced fashion industry, the client will be closely following the project and may select designs that catch their eye at any point (even before the project ends) and evaluate them for future production purposes. In order to evaluate the quality of your design, your design will be test printed and may be presented to clients. 

Please make sure you have uploaded the sourcefiles on jovoto when submitting a design or to Fashion Week Frenzy Dropbox.

For templates and other details, please refer to the provided Rotation and Digital Print Dimension, Presentation Template and How to Create a Print-Ready Design Guide Book, which can be downloaded from the ‘Materials’ section.

Required File Format

In case your designs chosen for a test print for evaluation purposes you will be asked to supply your design in the following formats:

  • Repeat pattern is at least 64cm
  • AI, PSD or TIF files at least 150dpi in layers
  • If the files are larger than 1GB, they should be compressed with Win Zip or Win RAR

Useful Links

Inspirational Pinterest Board
Fashion Weeks Calendar

Legal Overview

Here is a brief overview of what is particularly important to be aware of:

1. When entering an idea for a project, jovoto as well as the client, may display, share and print it for evaluation or presentational purposes.

2. There is a six month exclusivity period:

  • in which you may publish and share your idea on other websites or social media and ensure it is clearly labelled as a submission created on jovoto.
  • in which you ensure that the client is able to exclusively license your design.
  • after which you may offer your submission to others and publicly display it (without the clients logo).

3. By uploading an idea you comfirm that no third party material was used including any stock illustrations or stock images or material covered by open source or open content licensing terms.

4. When uploading an idea you agree to jovoto's general terms of use as well as the specific project terms (see under the brief).

5. The project terms clarify rights for your upload as well as the details that go into effect if and when you are informed that the client wishes to license your design.

6. Please carefully check and review your submission and the attachments before uploading them - they can only be deleted within 24 hours.

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Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.

Halftime Feedback

Hey there, 

The last week has really picked up and the client is happy with the mix of submission you’ve created here so far. There is a nice ratio between, stripes, geometrics, flowers and structures. So keep up the good work! 

With that said, let’s get to the client’s feedback: 

  • Show us your fashion week inspiration in your submission presentation

We’d love to see how you have developed your design, so show us! Please upload your inspiration image as a slide in your presentation. We’ll add it as a reminder in the idea description.

  • Analysing and basing your design on your inspiration

There is a fine line between inspired by and.. not. If you find it difficult to choose an inspiration and make a design analysis of your own, you can start by choosing some elements of the inspiration pattern. Colours, the scale and technique could be a great place to start, making sure there is a difference but there is still a connection to the design.

  • Don’t mirror your patterns

The client hardly ever uses mirrored repeats, so please do not use them for this purpose. Go for a true repeat!

  • Create depth

Using layers, different textures and structures don’t be afraid of a dynamic composition and create field of depth.

  • Test Prints

I’ve let many of you know under your ideas if the client would like to test print, so if you got a comment from me, just make sure you provide a statement that you are not using third party material (or showing us the images used) and make sure you upload the latest versions of your source files in your submissions or to the Dropbox folder found above. 

And that’s it for today's feedback. We’re looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas and presentations!


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Hey Everyone!

Welcome to this new, exciting project! I'm really looking forward to seeing the designs you come up with, this being the first project with no set theme, you can really let your creative juices run wild!

This is also a great opportunity for you get to know the client better and what type of designs catch their eye; the looks on the Pinterest board were personally picked out by the client's creative team - straight from Fashion Week's runways.

Why not try picking out two of the selected trends and play with how to combine them in an innovative way?

Note to Orbiters - this being a public project, there is only a six month exclusivity commitment when submitting designs - unlike in the Textile Orbit to date.

If you have trouble uploading your source files in your submissions to Fashion Week Frenzy, please use this dropbox folder. PLEASE include the Idea ID number (the last 5 numbers in the idea url above) in the title of your file. This helps us find and organise your idea quicker.

Best, Helen

Thanks Helen, i love this project already. There is a lot of inspiration to be found on the Pinterest board. Looking forward with what we all will come up with :-)

Hi Helen, this looks like fun. Question how do we get the models/clothing to put our patterns on? Is this something we research do ourselves? I appreciate your time!

Hey, the mockups you research by your own but you have to mark the source where you have found it. Good luck!

You're welcome! Btw. five kids:my deep respect!

Thanks, it's a lot of work, yes!

Hi! Thanks ru_flair, that's exactly right! :) Helen

Hello there, can you confirm we can design in AI, I am asking because before was only psd. Let me know because is huge difference and I rather use AI for quality purposes and freedon in drawing. Thanks very much!!! ; ))

Hey .ai files are fine, yes! Best, Helen

Hey LouLou, To be more specific, you can upload an AI file, but it can not be the only file you upload. So that means you also need to upload a jpg, tif or psd. in order to save it as a submission. Good luck! All the best, Jess

Hi Everyone,

I've sent a few people this link with feedback today and I thought it might useful for more of you. There's a great blog post on Pattern Observer about colour with links to handy resources for decided on colourways. Take a look:

Best, Helen

Dear Textile Enthusiasts,

Get ready for your weeks worth of inspiration and set your eyes on this- we're very excited to introduce the very experienced and hugely talented Pattern People as this weeks guest pinner on our Textile Orbit Pintrest page.

For more info on the design duo be sure to also check out their lovely interview with us on the jovoto blog.

Thank you so much, we're thrilled to have you pinning with us, Jessie and Claudia!

All the best, Jess

Hi there,

I'll be taking over the project for Helen. I'm really excited to dive into this project with you! I love the brief and I'm so excited to see your interpretation of all of the exciting trends shown on the Pintrest inspiration board For all of you Textile Orbiters, I think you can really see the trends that have been the themes of the last projects. Really exciting to see that working with the client puts you at the pulse of fashion.

In order to keep on pulse and make the process as fast paced and as smooth as possible, we ask for you to upload your source files. A source file is your original work with layers in psd or tif format.

We ask you to upload your source files because the client can test print of your design and can see if they can sell it to their clients. If the client can successfully test print your design, it highly increases your chance to be licensed and have your ideas sold to their clients.

You can upload your source file directly in your submission or you can upload it to this dropbox folder.

If you upload to dropbox PLEASE include the Idea ID number (the last 5 numbers in the idea url above) in the title of your file. This helps us find and organise your idea quicker.

If you have any other questions, feel free to let me know. Thanks so much and all the best, Jess

Question re the test print: I understand that the client needs to be able to make sure that the design is "printable" so I have in the past uploaded a SMALL selection of my designs including all elements as layered PSD files for sample printing, thinking that once a designs gets chosen by client that we would AT THAT POINT in time upload a complete layered file in repeat. Can you please explain the process of test printing a bit more - so I am sure to understand correctly. Thank you Jess

Dear Amido, Good question. The files that you upload should be the final files. The idea is to submit a print ready design, which means the client can go ahead with the design without further hold ups, like asking the designers for more files. This helps to streamline the process. Does that help answer your question? Best, Jess

Hey there,

Before we have our halftime feedback next week, we had a quick check in with the client today which provided us with three points to keep in mind when you’re designing.

  1. Show us your inspiration image from fashion week! Since the task is to develop your ideas based on the latest trends from fashion week, show us the image where you started from. You can post the link in the description question and show us the image as part of your presentation labeled as your inspiration. We’d love to see how you’ve interpreted and developed the look!

  2. Mirroring is a no go. The client rarely uses mirroring as a way to repeat patterns, so steer clear from mirroring. Go for a true repeat!

  3. If you’re working in illustrator, you don’t have to export the file as a .psd. Feel free to leave it in .ai format.

Those are the tips for today :) Next Thursday is the official feedback talk, so make sure you get your ideas in so we can have a rich and in-depth discussion about your work :)

All the best, Jess

Can you please advise me about the size of the pattern repeat. Should a single repeat be at least 64 cm. Some of the submissions seem to have smaller repeats so I'm a bit confused. Thanks

Hi Jan, Good question. It depends on the garment that is being printed at which size the repeat is, however, as a standard for this project, the client requested that all repeats be a minimum of 64 cm. Can I help you with anything else? Best, Jess

about 3 years ago

Hi! Not sure this is the best place to ask this but has there been more than one trend forecast released? Reading some of the comments on the ideas made me think there might have been but I can't find it mentioned in any emails. Thanks :)

There are 2 parts to the forecast - first was Stuff & Antik, second this month Flux & Bliss sent to your email address if you submitted in the Barcode Delux or previous?? not sure how this works. If you need to continue submitting in each project to get drip feeds of the forecasting segments. Hope this helps?

about 3 years ago

Thank you Ute, I only seem to have part one. I am an active member and have submitted in each of the projects, are you able to tell me the date the link was sent? I will check my backups in case I accidentally deleted the email. Otherwise i'll follow up with Jess. :)

It was sent on the 15 October.

Hey there, I just responded via private message mahanidelborrello!

Wish list: 1. A way to adjust thumbnail image for cover page (crop/resize/reposition). 2. A separate tab to view ideas that have "caught the client's eye." 3. Prepared mockup templates - maybe three to choose from that are related to the brief. 4. Exclusivity agreement lifted upon close of contest for all designs that have not "caught the client's eye." 5. Mandatory rating minimum for inclusion in the contest (maybe each participant has to submit at least 5 ratings.) 6. More feedback on how to improve designs 7. Ability to delete files at any time 8. A checkbox activated symbol/ribbon on image to signify that it is an update 9. Updated ideas tab, so that if user has previously rated, they are notified to revisit and rerate, or something like that.

  1. Time closer process infos. The waiting procedure (print/ pitch/sell) are extremely long & e.g. 3-4 month nothing to hear is not ok for me.
  2. Option contracts for ideas the client wants in stock. More is coming!:)

Hey there,

Before you go any further with your feedback under the brief, let's keep this a space for comments and questions that are directly related to this task.

Since we love to hear your ideas, I opened this forum for you to collect your ideas:

I will respond to all feedback under this thread and all further comments will be moved over via screen shot and removed from the briefing- so help me out and if you have further comments, write your feedback directly there :) Thanks!

Best, Jess

Hi again :)

I just posted the feedback from our halftime talk with the client. Scroll on up to get the low down on the client's perspective about the project so far!

All the best, Jess

Hi Jess! I thought the idea was to analyse trends and try to work on a few if them. Do we need to pick up a particular design and work on it?

Hi Kashmira, You are welcome to use one or more of the inspirations to create your own design. There is no limit there, however, it should reflect aspects of the original (whether it be 1 or other 3 outfits :)

Thanks for the halftime feedback. As a follow up, I updated my entry with an inspiration source slide. You can view my entry here: Thanks again.

Hi Esther, Thanks for the heads up. And for next time you can contact me directly, as we tend not to post links under the briefing. Best, Jess

Hi everyone,

Congratulations on the completion of a great project! Now it'll take time to rate all of those amazing ideas, but keep in mind- it is so worth it.

In the last projects people have been upset and frustrated about large jumps in the rating after rating monitoring and the official close in the project, which I can absolute understand. But it can also be hindered if there are a lot of ratings.

So go, go, go! Get rating :) And tomorrow all submitters in the Textile Orbit can look forward to the latest edition of the Promostyl trend forecast in their mailbox!

All the best, Jess

Very glad to see the next project is the same theme! Could only submit last minute to this one, so glad there's the opportunity to carry on with the ideas. Thanks!

Thank you Jess.

I am not able to submit any source files to I tried tree weeks ago, later and now and I only get this message "Something went wrong. Please try sending your files again." This is quite frustrating :(

We appreciate your patience and all your hard work. We will officially close the project tomorrow with the final winners and a blog post announcement. Looking forward to it. See you tomorrow!

Dear All,

After a long wait (thanks for your patience!) I'm happy to announce the community winners.

Jump over to this winner announcement to see our community winners!

Congratulations and all the best, Jess

Congratulations to all winners!

Dear community,

We're happy to announce the Client's Choice award winner for this project is:

Waterfall of flowers by chiarapollano

Congratulations Chiara! All the best, Jess

Dear Textile Orbiters,

Hello! I’m happy to have a little news for you today. After a long wait, we can officially announce more designs that have been licensed in this project. Congratulations to the following designers for their work:

Daisies and Forgetmenots by Anne Reynolds

Apples & Blossoms by ru_flair

Vintage Floral by Clara McAllister

Wild Flowers by mahanidelborrello

As soon as we have more information, like if and how much a design is sold or we have another project lined up, we will be in touch!

All the best, Jess

Project terms

The following Project Terms are the legal basis for your participation in this project.

In §3 we define the rights that you pass on to jovoto when you submit an idea.

In §4 we define the rights that you pass on to the client. From §4.2 onwards, you find the details about which rights you pass to the client once the project is completed if they decide to license your idea.

In §5 you will find important points on what you will be held responsible for (like respecting copyrights and clearly marking all third party material in your submission).

Project Terms for the Public Project "Fashion Week Frenzy"

1.    Scope

1.1    These project terms supplement the Terms of Use for creatives and apply to public projects in terms of section 3.1.1 of the Terms of Use. Definitions contained in the Terms of Use also apply to the context of these project terms. Public projects may be viewed by everyone. All registered creatives may submit ideas for such projects provided they accept these project terms. 

1.2    By submitting an idea to the project, the creative accepts the terms of use and these project terms. 

2.    Right to be Named as Author

By accepting these project terms and the terms of use, the creative waives any right to be named as author if the client wishes this when licensing the creative's idea. As long as the client does not purchase the idea, jovoto will ensure that the creative is named as author.

3.    Granting Rights of Use to jovoto 


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 3 to jovoto. 

3.1    Even when participating in a project or submitting an idea, the creative still retains the right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use his own idea for the purpose of self-promotion provided he observes the rights of third parties, in particular those of the client. This does not apply to the first six months following the end of the submission phase of a project. During this period, the creative is not permitted to use his idea in any other manner. The client's trademarks and other related rights may only be used if and when the client explicitly allows this for the performance of the competition.  

3.2    jovoto wishes to point out explicitly that participation in a project and/or submission of an idea does not confer on the creative any right to use material of jovoto or the client. In particular, participation in the project does not give the creative any right to use the logo or other materials belonging to the project sponsor (client) or to third parties. This does not apply in cases where the project terms or the project briefing call for other arrangements. 

3.3    The creative submitting an idea to a project grants to jovoto non-exclusive transferable rights, without restriction on time, space or content, to use the idea, including associated creative works and any comments submitted therewith to the extent required for the operation of the platform. In particular, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make every comment and/or idea and the associated works on the platform accessible to third parties and to make any reproductions necessary for this purpose. The creative grants to jovoto the right to edit the works in question in order to present them more favorably on the website.

3.4    In addition, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make comments and/or the idea and the associated works publicly accessible for the purpose of presentation beyond the confines of the project, for example in the jovoto newsletter or in its blog, to distribute them and to edit them, in particular to create and present summaries or individual pictures of videos and texts, scaled-down versions of photographs ('thumbnails') etc. 

3.5    Furthermore, the creative grants to jovoto the non-exclusive right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use the ideas and associated works in any medium for the purpose of communicating and promoting the project and/or ideas submitted to the project. To this end, jovoto may reproduce the ideas and associated works, distribute, edit, rearrange them, make them publicly accessible, broadcast and publicly play them in other ways, whereby this includes in particular making them available or broadcasting them by transmitting the content to fixed or mobile terminal devices of other creatives as part of automated subscription services (push services) or download services (pull services) (e.g. by podcast, RSS feed, Atom feed, XML interface or other technologies). The parties to this agreement consider the right of public reproduction also to include, in particular, the right to render the idea and associated works on the website using methods to play back audio and video data that can be received and simultaneously played by creatives (streaming), including the possibility of configuring the stream in such a way that the broadcast data can be stored by the recipient. In order to document the project and/or to promote the platform, jovoto may in particular include the creative's idea, alone or together with the ideas of other creatives, in a catalog of ideas, which will be made available to the client on conclusion of a project, and which it may reproduce as a different form of print publication and distribute (including as poster), where this serves as an appropriate form of publication for the platform, present at trade fairs (in particular in the form of banners, posters, video clips), make accessible as "best cases" on the platform, also in conjunction with other projects, or make generally publicly available, include in press releases or make available to third parties in the course of normal public relations work (for example for external press reports in journals).

3.6    In order to secure the greatest possible level of awareness and reach for the creative's ideas, the creative additionally grants to jovoto the right to publish the creative's ideas, and/or to have them published, on websites of external providers, to make the reproductions required for this and to transfer the individual works (i.e. the corresponding files) to the relevant third party, and/or to grant these providers technical access to the ideas for the above-mentioned purposes, including the right to reproduce the ideas for inclusion in their own websites. In order to achieve the aims mentioned in this sub-section, jovoto may use popular, established technical methods (e.g. embedded functions). The creative therefore consents to the relevant third-party provider adopting the works in question and also publishing them.

3.7    The creative will receive no monetary recompense for granting the aforementioned rights of use to jovoto. In return for being granted the rights, jovoto will present the creative's ideas on the platform and will give him the opportunity to sell his ideas to third parties or to jovoto and to participate with his ideas in projects. 

3.8    In technical terms, the platform is a highly complex system with a large number of links. The content of creatives builds on from different user content and is cross-linked with it in many ways, etc. In addition, as a platform for creative services, the platform must provide a high degree of transparency and traceability – also covering the possibility of investigating or searching through events set in the past. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 3 is therefore irrevocable and extends beyond any end to the user agreement. Content submitted by the creative to the platform can therefore remain accessible on the platform even after this license agreement terminates or the creative is no longer a user of the platform for other reasons.

3.9    jovoto also endeavors wherever possible to allow the creative every freedom to exploit his ideas vis-à-vis third parties. Within the scope of projects the creative may, where applicable, have the opportunity to subject his idea to open content licensing terms (such as Creative Commons licensing). Whether and to what extent this is to apply in an individual project (including the relevant details) will be specified in the briefing. The creative must in all cases explicitly indicate the use of third-party materials, including those that are subject to open licensing. 

4.    Granting Rights of Use to the Client 


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 4 to the client. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4.2 ff. is subject to the condition precedent that the client decides to acquire the creative's idea.

4.1    By participating in a project, the creative grants to the client the non-exclusive right of use, without restriction on content, time or space, to present his ideas and works as such outside of advertising campaigns or in order to promote the project, alone or together with the ideas and works of other creatives participating in the project, in any medium. Moreover, the creative grants to the client the right to use the ideas and works for the purpose of internal and external market research and for preparing the acquisition of the exclusive rights of use to the ideas and works. This may require the distributing and making the ideas and works publicly accessible, limited to the aforementioned purposes.

4.2    By accepting this license agreement, the creative grants to jovoto, subject to the condition precedent of the client's decision to acquire the corresponding rights from jovoto, rights of use to the idea that the creative has submitted to the project, together with all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, and to elements protected by copyright, design and performance protection rights associated with the idea (hereinafter referred to collectively as "works"), for exploitation in all known and unknown manners of utilization, in particular to the extent detailed below. This includes in particular – also in cases where rights arise at a later date – the exclusive, transferable right, unrestricted by content, time and space, and capable of being sub-licensed in parts, to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, irrespective of whether for payment or not, to distribute them, exhibit, rent out, to publicly render, in particular present, perform, display, make publicly accessible, broadcast, relay via cable or other systems (cable rebroadcasting), reproduce through video or audio medium, to make public via screen, loudspeaker or any other technical device, programs already broadcast or recordings made on the basis of public transmissions or to reproduce in any other intangible form, to edit and rearrange as well as to publish and use any such edited or rearranged form. 

4.3    The aforementioned rights of exploitation for commercial or promotional purposes include in particular: 

4.3.1    The right to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any tangible and/or intangible, digital or analog, form, e.g. through reprography or transfer to analog media (e.g. packaging, promotional material, advertisements, placards, books, stickers, printouts, pictures, illustrated books, books, comics, leaflets, flyers, photographs, photocopies, photo-mechanical processes, posters, magazines, newspapers), through digitalization or any other form of digital storage and to temporarily and/or permanently store on any other known type of data, video and/or video/audio media such as diskette, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Audio, Super Audio CD, audio cassette, vinyl record, MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, Flash Card, Smart Card, Secure Digital Card, memory stick, MiniDisc, DAT, hard disk, server, proxy server, USB stick and/or via transmission in the Internet or other data networks or through transmissions or in database systems; in particular this also includes the right to use the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea for company-internal and -external presentations, in company-internal media such as intranet, PowerPoint presentations and for the creation and distribution of advertisements in print media and in electronic, especially online, means of advertising;

4.3.2    The right to distribute or put into circulation the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea in any known way and on all physical analog and digital media independently or in combination with other works, especially in support of a product, and/or to offer these to third parties, in particular to rent and lend out irrespective of the distribution channel and the embodiment, in particular through distribution of the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea on the aforementioned digital or analog media via wholesalers, resellers or retailers, mail order and irrespective of whether by remote sale, electronic transaction, free transfer or free distribution;

4.3.3    The right to transfer the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any known technical manner and to make them known, and in particular accessible to the public. This includes, in particular, the fact that the idea and the associated works may be stored in digital form in a data processing system from which they may then be retrieved by third parties 'on demand' as a stream or download or any other form as digital signal via wired or wireless media and/or transmitted there with the consequence that the stored data are transferred to the receiving device of the third party where they may be decoded after storage, intermediate storage or immediately, i.e. converted into text, images and/or sounds and made visible or audible. The idea and the associated works may also be made available to the third party in such a manner that he/she may store the idea and the works contained therein and/or parts thereof in his/her receiving device and may access them there repeatedly. Interactive use by way of on demand is characterized by the ideas stored in digital form being made available to members of the public who are not present at the source of where they are made available, and being made available in such a way that members of the public have access to them and can request their transmission at independent times and places even if transmission of the works to third parties takes place at a later point in time than at the one requested. The online right of use exists independently of the form of transmission chosen by the client or its licensees for the use of the protected material and includes, for example, interactive or non-interactive online systems, electronic databases, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social networks and platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, XING, Google+, LinkedIn or Facebook, Apps, IRC or news, file sharing or application service providing;

4.3.4    The right to send or forward the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, to third parties irrespective of whether in 'analog or digital' form whether via data networks in the form of subscription or download services (e.g. by streaming, video-on-demand, near-video-on-demand, podcasting, webcasting, simulcasting, IPTV, mobile TV, push services (such as RSS feed, XML interface, etc.) and pull services of all kinds) or via traditional modes of transmission such as public or private broadcast, rebroadcast and repeat broadcast via radio, television and similar systems of communication and reception, electromagnetic waves, electronic devices, wire, cable, satellite, antenna systems, digital means of communications and other technical equipment, whether via the client's own means of transmission or via public or private broadcast companies;

4.3.5    The right to publish the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, first in any desired form at the point in time of the client's choosing irrespective of whether on any type of tangible media or in intangible form (e.g. on the Internet), irrespective of whether independently or in combination with other content such as a collection or multimedia work or as part of an encyclopedia;

4.3.6    The right to commercially exploit the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, through the manufacture and sale of goods of all types (e.g. dolls, toys, stuffed animals, sports articles, household, bathroom and kitchen items, garments, printed matter including comics, sound storage media, headgear, buttons) and/or to exploit the media listed and described in this sub-section, the marketing of services of all types using the circumstances, names, titles, figures, illustrations or other relationships related to the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, including the right to exploit the idea fully or in part through the production and sale of games/computer games, including interactive computer games, and/or other multi-media productions and/or other forms of work and to promote goods and services of any kind using such elements or through edited or unedited excerpts from videos ("merchandising right"); 

4.3.7    The right to modify, edit, combine, arrange the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any manner, especially through correction and translation into any other language, through extension, conversion, augmentation, adaptation, complementing, through inclusion in databases or by the creation of collected works, through the substitution of images and figures, through changes to the characters of figures, or allowing such actions to be undertaken by third parties, and to publish, exploit, or have published and exploited, the edited or rearranged works in any of the ways described in the above provisions.

4.3.8    The rights granted exist irrespective of the technology used as the basis for the use of the right. In particular, the granting / transfer of rights of use are not bound to the form of data transmission (analog or digital), to the means of data transmission currently used or to the type of end-user receiving device. The client is especially entitled to allow this access via any type of equipment or device that is technically able to call up and/or represent the content provided. Access can be effected in particular with the aid of fixed devices (e.g. personal computer, set-top box for digital TV or Internet terminal) and mobile terminal devices, especially mobile telephones (via WAP, SMS, i-mode and any future standards), smartphones, electronic organizers, so-called personal digital assistants (based on operating systems such as Stinger, EPOC, Palm OS, Windows CE/Pocket PC), in particular via wired connections (telephone networks, TV cable networks, ISDN, DSL, Internet fixed line, etc.), via wireless connections (wireless local loop, satellite, radio [in particular DVB-H], mobile telephone networks [GSM, CDMA, HSCSD, GPRS, 3G, UMTS], wireless LAN) or in the process of synchronization with other electronic devices (e.g. via cable and network connection, Bluetooth or infra-red) and on the basis of various transmission standards and presentation formats (e.g. TCP/IP, SMS, MMS, EMS, PMS, smart messages, DVB, HTML, WML, cHTML, e-mail) in all online services, data and (tele-) communications networks, in particular the Internet.

The client is to be able to use the idea fully and exclusively on a permanent basis and to exploit it commercially, in particular for advertising purposes and across all media.

4.4    In addition to, and above and beyond, the above provisions, it is agreed that, if the creative has created a computer program, only the client will be entitled to exercise any proprietary rights to the computer program after the transfer of rights by jovoto.

4.5    Following the transfer of rights, the client is entitled at its own discretion and without the separate agreement of the creative, to transfer the rights listed in section 4 to third parties or to allow third parties to exercise such rights irrespective of whether in the original form or in an edited form. This applies independently of the content and scope of the license terms agreed with the relevant third party, i.e. irrespective of whether through the transfer of the exclusive right of use or through the assignment of individual or several fully inclusive or non-exclusive rights of use limited with regard to content and/or time and/or space.

4.6    The above provisions also apply in the event that the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, have been combined with third-party protected material. If a collective creative work with shared copyright ownership has resulted from the combination of the works with other protected material, the creative herewith agrees to the exploitation of the collective work to the extent specified by the above provisions.

4.7    The use of material covered by open access or open content licensing terms for the development and creation of the project idea is prohibited, irrespective of whether this is done by the creative or third parties. The creative warrants that he will not use such material. 

4.8    The idea will also remain visible on the platform even after being sold to the client. It will however be marked as 'sold (e.g. as 'Client's Choice').

4.9    The creative waives his right to be named as author in the exploitation of the idea. jovoto will work towards persuading the client that the creative's authorship should be acknowledged as author and that he should be named as such in accompanying material in cases where it is not possible to achieve such mention on specimens of the work.

4.10    Where the creative has used material and/or works of third parties in the course of developing and submitting the idea (for example photographs from publicly accessible databases, fonts, sample texts or similar), he also grants to jovoto and to the client rights of use to this third-party material and to these third-party works in accordance with the provisions of section 4.10. The sole exception to this are those parts of the idea that have been identifiably used for illustrative purposes and are marked as such components used solely for illustrative purposes and are explicitly titled as "SAMPLE" or "SPECIMEN" in the idea. Third-party materials and third-party works that are not marked as such will be treated as if they were the creative’s own works. 

4.11    The condition precedent for the granting of rights in accordance with section 4 will be deemed to have been met when the client has made the decision to acquire the rights to an idea of the creative as specified in section 4, the client has informed jovoto of this in writing and jovoto has accordingly informed the creative in writing. jovoto will grant the license rights to the idea to the client immediately after the condition precedent becomes effective and the creative has been informed. 

4.12    jovoto will immediately inform the creative in writing in cases where the client desires a direct license of rights from the creative. The creative and the client can then reach an agreement on the scope of the rights granted – if necessary with jovoto as mediator. jovoto will provide a specimen agreement on request.

4.13    The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4 remains unaffected by the termination of the contractual relationship between the creative and jovoto and the underlying terms of use.

5.    Creative's Guarantee, Indemnity

5.1    The creative guarantees that he has developed all ideas, and works associated with the ideas together with the individual elements, himself, and that he is the owner of all rights that are necessary in order to grant the rights of use in accordance with sections 3 and 4 and to meet any other applicable conditions. The creative also guarantees that his ideas and associated works are free of any third-party rights. 

5.2    The creative also guarantees that he will not submit or offer any content, in particular ideas or work samples, that encroach upon the rights of third parties or where content is ineligible in accordance with the above provisions. The creative must check whether his ideas and the associated works infringe the rights of third parties. Indications for such contractual infringements are given when, in particular, 

5.2.1    Works subject to copyright, e.g. graphics, videos, photos or text (even when edited or alienated, unless the original can no longer be identified), are used that were not created by the creative himself;

5.2.2    The ideas contain performances subject to copyright or related rights such as live recordings of concerts, plays, circus performances, etc., or parts thereof, or include other performances protected by other related rights such as television programs (including opening and closing sequences);

5.2.3    Third parties have collaborated on the production of the content in such a way that they are able to acquire ancillary copyright, for example for recording, direction, editing, sound engineering, camerawork, etc. unless the persons in question have agreed to the exploitation of the idea created with their collaboration on the platform;

5.2.4    The content includes personal or other sensitive information about individuals or groups of people, unless the necessary consent and/or exploitation rights have been obtained by the creative;

5.2.5    Third parties are portrayed in photographs or videos in such a way that they play a major role in terms of their significance for the photo/video, unless the creative has obtained their explicit consent to the scene and to the exploitation of the results on the platform.

5.3    The creative also guarantees that he is not prevented by any contract of employment or other such agreement from contributing the relevant idea and participating with it in a project.

5.4    The creative will indemnify jovoto from any claims that third parties may assert against jovoto for infringement of their rights as a result of the ideas submitted by the creative. jovoto will inform the creative of any such assertion in writing immediately. The creative will make every effort to support jovoto in preparing a suitable defense. The creative will assume all costs incurred by jovoto in this connection, including reasonable costs for a legal defense. The creative is entitled to prove that the actual costs incurred by jovoto were lower than those claimed. 

5.5    The same applies in the event of claims asserted by third parties when the creative infringes legal positions of third parties, in particular trademark rights or personal rights, or other legal provisions (such as prohibitions contained in the Act Against Unfair Practices – UWG) through the subject of the content, irrespective of the authorship thereof.

6.       Deliverables
IMPORTANT: By uploading your idea, you are declaring that, if your idea is selected by the client throughout the project for test printing in order to evaluate the design or within six months for licensing, you are able to deliver the open data for your textile design:

  • Repeat pattern is at least 64cm
  •  AI, PSD or TIF files at least 150dpi in layers
  • If the files are bigger than 1GB you have to compress them with Win Zip or Win RAR