GitLab takes the intellectual property rights of others seriously and require that our users do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) established a process for addressing claims of copyright infringement. If you own a copyright or have authority to act on behalf of a copyright owner and want to report a claim that a third party is infringing that material on or through GitLab's services, review the
Submitting a DMCA Notice section further below.
GitLab can’t adjudicate disputes between third parties, and so we are not in a position to act on trademark reports that require an in-depth trademark analysis or a real-world dispute outside of GitLab. In these situations, rather than contacting GitLab, you may want to reach out directly to the party that you believe is infringing your rights, or seek any resolution in court or by other judicial means.
If you’re sure you want to report content on GitLab that you believe infringes your trademark, please review the
Submitting a Trademark Notice section further below.
GitLab.com namespaces are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved. No brand, company, entity, or persons own the rights to any namespace on GitLab.com and may not claim them based on the trademark. Owning the brand "GreatCompany" does not mean owning the namespace "gitlab.com/GreatCompany". Disputes regarding namespaces and trademarks must be resolved by the parties involved. GitLab will never act as arbitrators or intermediaries in these disputes, and will not take any action without the appropriate legal orders.
GitLab will not act as an arbitrator of Group or Account ownership disputes. Each user and group owner is responsible for ensuring that they are following best practices for data security.
As GitLab subscriptions are generally business-to-business transactions, in the event that a former employee has revoked company access to a paid group, please contact GitLab Support for recovery options.
Per the GitLab Terms of Service:
Account name squatting is prohibited by GitLab. Account names on GitLab are administered to users on a first-come, first-serve basis. Accordingly, account names cannot be held or remain inactive for future use.
The GitLab.com Support Team will consider a namespace (user name or group name) to fall under the provisions of this policy when the user has not logged in or otherwise used the namespace for an extended time. For more information, see the
Name Squatting section further below.
If you believe that someone is infringing on your copyright as the copyright owner, you can send a DMCA notice to email@example.com.
A DMCA notice is a legal document, therefore GitLab requires you to submit a notice in the following format.
“I have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted material I am complaining of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)”;
“The information in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; and
After your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, you should receive an automated confirmation of receipt.
Responding to a DMCA noticesection on this page.
If it is not possible to come to an agreement with the reporting copyright owner, the content owner may submit a DMCA Counter-Notice to email@example.com within ten (10) business days of the date of receiving our notice. If we receive a valid counter-complaint, we will email a copy of the notice to the copyright owner.
The Counter complaint is a legal document and must comply with the requirements of the DMCA and must include the following:
"a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.";
consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your provided address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which GitLab may be found.
accept service of process from the person who provided the original notification or an agent of such person.
physicalsignature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
If you’re sure you want to report content on GitLab that you believe infringes your trademark, please provide the following information:
You can send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org, you should receive an automated confirmation of receipt.
The GitLab.com Support Team will consider a namespace (user name or group name) to fall under the provisions of this policy when the user has not logged in or otherwise used the namespace for an extended time.
User namespaces can be reassigned if both of the following are true:
Account and Group ownership disputes should contact GitLab Support to see if namespaces are eligible.