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Known image restrictions

Learn about some known properties that are not acceptable in images or videos submitted to Adobe Stock.

This resource is designed to inform and educate our contributors about common subjects whose image may not be acceptable due to intellectual property, privacy, and/or private property rights. The information presented here is updated periodically, not all-inclusive, and not intended to be a complete nor accurate understanding of all applicable IP issues, which may differ depending on how a subject is depicted (e.g., incidental inclusion, context, location of shoot). Please consult your legal counsel on specific legal questions.

London, England, UK: Aka “The Gherkin” and “Swiss Re Building” will be considered in cityscapes on a case by case basis.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Huntsville, Texas, USA: The statue of Sam Houston. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 
The Absolut bottle design is the trademark of Pernod Ricard, even without logos.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. The "Oscar" statuette is protected by trademark.

Depictions of Adidas trademarks or the partial modification of their trademarks are not acceptable. Completely remove any Adidas trademarks before submitting content.

Baccoleno, Siena, Italy: Accomdations in Tuscany Italy with road leading to property lined by Cypress trees. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The Airstream name is trademarked. The color silver as applied to travel trailers and a configuration of the trailers comprising generally quarter-spherical leading roof lines and an overall curvilinear appearance is registered trade design and not acceptable in commercial collections. Submissions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Depictions of Albert Einstein's likeness are not permitted. Equations without his name depicted are acceptable.

Depictions of phrase 'Allez les Bleus' are prohibited

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

No submissions of artwork bearing the artist name permitted in metadata unless depiction is in Ansel Adams Wilderness (Inyo National Forest).

Requires special permission from IBAMA.

Apple logos, icons and product designs are protected. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Apple logos, icons and product designs are protected. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarked designs. Main or sole focus depictions are prohibited. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Trademarked designs. Main or sole focus depictions are prohibited. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Brussels, Belgium: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The Australian Aboriginal flag is protected under copyright and may be reproduced only in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 or with the permission of Harold Thomas. 

Make/model and other identifying marks must be removed. Some cars have protected trade designs and are not suitable for commerical use. Isolated product like photos of a car or vehicle manufactured after 2009, luxury and exotic cars, or copied 3D renderings are unacceptable. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Do research before submitting vehicle content.

Asciano, Siena, Italy: Small hotel in Tuscany. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain: Twin tower building complex. Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks and patents of Mattel. Trademarks and patents of Mattel.. Submissions prohibited depicting any Barbie product, movie or bear a substantial similarity to products that are part of the Barbie franchise. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Washington D.C., USA: Photographs of the interior require a property release.

Paris, Île-de-Francem, France: The Sacred Heart Basilica is the highest point in the city on butte Montmartre. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Any representations of a bat-like vehicle or substantially similar representations from any version of Batman franchise are unacceptable.

Bavaria, Germany: Over 50 properties that are not suitable for commerical use licensing without permission from the Barvarian Parks Administration. Do research before submitting content. 

San Francisco, California, USA: Commercial uses prohibited without permission.

Depictions of the words BeastMode or Beast Mode are not suitable for commercial use.

Beijing, China: 2008 Summer Olympics Stadium depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited.

Louisville, Kentucky, USA: Steamboat. Private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Berlin, Germany: Interiors of the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) are not suitable for commercial or editorial collections without permission. 

Beverly Hills, California, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Asheville, North Carolina, USA: Paid entry. No commercial photography without a Property release.

Oxfordshire, England, UK: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Blue Angels performances and airshow performances in general are copyright protected and require permisson for Commercial use.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Commercial photography not permitted without permission and a property release.

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Depictions as the main or sole focus are prohibited. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Canadian gas station chain. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

France National Domaine property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The design of the Gallet F1-XF and other helmets used in European brigades are protected by trademark. Depictions as the sole/main focus are prohibited. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

This supersonic jet airliner was retired in 2003 but is still heritage of the manufacturer and has associated trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Photographs of the interior requires prior permission and property release. Includes Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Palace of Holyrood, Kensington Palace, and Clarence House.

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Photographs of the interior requires prior permission and property release.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The black, tan, and red pattern know as “haymarket check” or the “Burberry classic check” is a registered trademark. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Münstermaifeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany: Eltz Castle is private property and located on equally private nature preserve of Eltz Forest. Depictions of the castle are prohibited.

Germany: Private property, not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The tallest skyscraper in the world since 2010. Photographs of the interior require property release.. Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider cityscape scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Black Rock, Nevada, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Australia: Petroglyphs from Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula) or Dampier Rock Art Complex. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Tampa, Florida, USA: Paid entry. No commercial photography without a Property release.

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA: Paid entry. No commercial photography without a Property release.

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

Uji, Kyoto, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Special permission is required for editorial use.

Amarillo, Texas, USA: Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China: Tallest tower in the world from 2009 to 2011. Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider cityscape scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Trademarked designs. Main or sole focus depictions are prohibited. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Plougrescant, Brittany, France: The little house between the rocks is private property under French privacy law. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Walbrzych, Silesia, Poland: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Brasilia, Brazil: Designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Bahia, Brazil: Requires special permission from IBAMA. 

New York, New York, USA: Located in Bowling Green Park near Wall Street. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Veytaux, Vaud, Switzerland: Any graphical or pictorial representation of the castle viewed from two different trademark angles is prophibited.

Vauvenargues, France: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

France: Private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Derbyshire, England, UK: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chemex products as the main/sole subject are prohibited and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Mongo, Ticino, Switzerland: The mountain church of Saint John the Baptist. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. Main/sole focus depcitions of this location are prohibited. Wider shots are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Shoes with red-lacquered soles ("sammy red-bottoms") are the signature and exclusive trademark of Christian Louboutin. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: Associated Trademarks. Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider cityscape scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Motobu, Okinawa, Japan: Paid entry. No commercial photography without a Property release.

Orlando, Florida, USA: Historic train station in Orlando, Florida. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Valencia, Spain: Includes L'Hemisfèric and El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, among others.

Paris, France: Includes La Géode, among others. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Photographs of the interior requires prior permission and property release.

Chinon, France: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Also commonly known as "The Bean" by artist Anish Kapoor. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Tallest tower in the world from 1975 to 2007. Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: Content taken on grounds/property of the Cologne Cathedral (e.g. roof area, excavation, treasure chamber) and of any copyrighted works inside (e.g. the Richter Window) require special property release.

Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: The Cologne Catherdral Window designed by Gerhard Richter is not suitable for commercial or editorial collections.

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA: Location and re-enactment performers are all protected, even if the performers are not individually recognizable.

Rome, Italy: Interiors of Colosseum without permsission are prohibited.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Crayola crayon designs, including crayon serpentine and crayon box chevrons, are trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing.

Black Hills, South Dakota, USA: Protected by copyright and located on private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Content depicting the word 'CrossFit' is not suitable for commerical collections.

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Artwork by Jaume Plensa located in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois. Not acceptable for commercial licensing,. 

Bitcoin symbol is acceptable. Other cryptocurrencies have copyright or trademarks and not suitable for Commercial use licensing.

The Crystal Head Vodka bottle is a trademarked design. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Madrid, Spain: Depcictions of the Spanish Army insignia prohibited.

Tarragona, Spain: Includes Cueva Meravelles (“Cave of Wonders”) and Cueva del Dos. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

San Francisco, California, USA: A sculpture on the Rincon Park (The Embarcadero). Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Paper money must not be reproduced in whole but partial depictions (<75%) may be acceptable in some countries. All currency featuring the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II is unacceptable.

No submissions of artwork bearing the artist name permitted in metadata.

Dallas, Texas, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Hanover, California, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Memphis, Tennessee, USA: Sternwheel steamboat. Not acceptable for commercial licensing.

Detmold, Germany: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Global: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks and personality rights. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Images featuring Lego (including Duplo) figurines or building sets are not acceptable for commercial licensing. Building blocks without visible marks are acceptable.

Duracell batteries copper top is trademark protected. 

Eltville am Rhein, Germany: Large Romanesque & Gothic former abbey. Wine making and events space. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Nikko, Tochigi, Japan: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Paris, Île-de-France, France: Images depicting the illuminations and lighting designs are protected by copyright. Only daytime photos without lighting are acceptable for commercial use. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Elvis Presley's name, image or likeness are unacceptable for commercial use.

Acceptable with a model release and clearly indicated as an impersonator in title/keywords.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. The Emmy statuette is protected by trademark.

New York, New York, USA: Associated Trademarks. Depictions as the main/sole focus are not acceptable for commercial licensing. Depictions as part of a wider cityscape scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Marina Bay, Singapore: Not acceptable for commercial licensing.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Strasbourg, Alsace, France: The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, France, is protected. All marks of the Council of Europe are protected.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing.

Spain: Spanish railway. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. All marks associated with the FIFA World Cup are trademarked.

'Fight Like a Girl' is a registered trademark and not suitable for commercial or editorial submissions.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Except for Singapore, country flags depicted in a neutral context are acceptable for commercial use. Politically charged content is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Flags bearing heraldic symbols, insignia, or seals are unacceptable for commercial use.

New York, New York, USA: Associated Trademarks. Some depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider cityscape scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

All architectural works by Frank Lloyd Wright are protected. Most famous examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's works are: Fallingwater, Guggenheim Museum, Taliesin West, Robie House. 

Seattle, Washington, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. Also known as "The Troll" or "Troll Under the Bridge." 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Designs are trademarked. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Most games and their pieces are protected.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Cologne, North Rhine, Germany: Any depictions of Gerhard Richter's stained glass at Cologne Cathedral are prohibited.

Los Angeles, California, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Japan: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Protected by trademark. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Privately owned golf courses need a property release. *Municipal, publically owned courses should be acceptable without infastructure depicted.. Do research before submitting.

Product shots are not suitable for Commerical licensing. May be suitable for the Illustrative Editorial Collection with complete, accurate captioning

France: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

Memphis, Tennessee, USA: Requires special permission from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Backdrop or isolated street art or graffiti requires a release for commercial use. Street scenes that include graffiti may be acceptable. Evaluated on  a case-by-case basis .

New York, New York, USA: Logos and signage are protected. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Politically charged content. Protected by copyright and trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Istanbul, Turkey: Private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland: Church in Reykjavík, Iceland. Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Leeds, England, UK: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

San Simeon, California, USA: Property of the State of California and requires special property release.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The distinctive shape, foil wrap and flag designs are trademarks of The Hershey Company, even without logos. Unwrapped candy is also trademarked. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Hollywood, California, USA: The sign and word Hollywood in staggered text are trademarked and prohibited for commercial use. Submissions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Hollywood, California, USA: Protected by trademarks and copyright. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Friedrichstadt, Berlin, Germany: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Ikaruga, Nara, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Special permission is required for editorial use.

Vienna, Austria: Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

New York, New York, USA: Trademarked design. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden: Not acceptable for commercial licensing, .

Paraná, Brazil: Requires special permission from IBAMA.

New York, New York, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing,. 

Germany: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: The 'Iolani Palace is on private property. Only photographs taken off the grounds are acceptable.

Apple logos and product designs are protected. Vectors and illustrations depiction trademarked apple designs are also prohibited.

Copyrights and trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Ise, Mie, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Special permission is required for editorial use.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Requires special permission from IBAMA. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Special permission is required for editorial use. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Requires special permission from IBAMA. 

Maincy, Île-de-France, France: The garden of Vaux-le-Vicomte. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Trademarked color scheme. The green & yellow color scheme in association with farm and construction machinery are trademarks of Deere & Company, even without logos.

Boston, Massachussetts, USA: Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Racine, Wisconsin, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Japan: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission.

Copyright. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

'Keep Calm and Carry On' and many variations of the phrase are not acceptable for commerical collections. Due diligance is recommended before submitting. Submissions are evaluated on a case by case basis.

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

London, England, UK: Photographs of the interior requires prior permission and property release.

London, England, UK: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Kikkoman soy sauce bottle and cap designs are trademarks of Kikkoman Corporation. Submissions without logos are also prohibited.

Kita, Kyoto, Japan: Also known as "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" and Rokuon-ji. Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Special permission is required for editorial use.

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Cologne, Germany: Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Japan: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Paris, île-de-France, France: A mirror-finished geodesic dome at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (City of Science and Industry). Not acceptable for commercial licensing.

Puteauz, île-de-France, France: Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Los Angeles, California, USA: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission.

Spain: Copyright and private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: The rights to all Las Vegas hotels and interiors are controlled. Cityscapes of the Las Vegas strip are unacceptable. Evaluateed on a case-by-case basis.

France: Architecture and product designs by Le Corbusier are protected.

Images featuring Lego (including Duplo) figurines or building sets are unacceptable for commercial use. Basic blocks without visible marks are acceptable if not isolated product image. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

New York, New York, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Washington D.C.: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Copenhagen, Denmark: Bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The tree design is trademarked by the Car-Freshener Corporation, even without logos.

Coventry, England, UK: While a yellow cab may be generic, the "black cab" or "Hackney cab" vehicles are protected by copyright and trademark. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: aka "Millennium Wheel". Depictions as the main/sole focus or the pods  are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider cityscape scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

London, England, UK: Commercial photography not permitted without permission and a property release.

London, England, UK: Trademarked designs. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Pebble Beach, California, USA: The likeness of the Lone Cypress is protected by trademark and submissions are prohibited.

Newark, Ohio, USA: The basket building design is trademarked. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

France National Domaine property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The "LV" monogram and checker pattern are protected by trademark. Derivative works prohibited.

Paris, Île-de-France, France: Depictions as the main or sole focus are prohibited. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: Depictions as the main/sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Brussels, Belgium: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Düsseldorf, Germany: Formerly the Vodafone-Hochhaus building. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

All current maps, globes, and atlases are protected by copyright. *Depictions should not be main/sole focus. Incidental inclusion evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Arlington, Virginia, USA: Trademarks of the U.S. Marine Corps. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Washington D.C., USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Singapore: While this is a public park, the Merlion is a registered trademark of Singapore Tourism Board. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Bilbao, Biscay, Spain: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission. 

Miami, Florida, USA: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission. 

Government logos are protected. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Millau-Creissels, Midi-Pyrénées, France: Tallest bridge in the world since 2004. Bridge designs are subject to copyright in France. not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Location of various notable artworks such as: 'Cloud Gate' (aka: The Bean), Crown Fountain, Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Videogame with pixelated block materials to create a three-dimensional world with infinite terrain.  *IEC submissions must  have additional context depicted (e.g.: no screen grabs in isolation)  and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Outdoor sculpture garden. Most notable work is Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA: Commercial photography not permitted without permission and a property release.

Hatsukaichji, Hiroshima, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Special permission is required for editorial use.

Monopoly characters and designs are property of Hasbro. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Monterey, California, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a Property release.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA: Shopping mall, private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. The Monticello estate is private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Paris, Île-de-France, France: The Moulin Rouge cabaret is protected by trademark. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Content depicting the word 'Movember' is not suitable for commerical collections. 

Bilbao, Biscay, Spain: Frank Gehry design. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Oudewater, Netherlands, USA: Commercial photography not permitted without permission and a property release.

Ticketed locations such as museums have on-site policies prohibiting commercial photography.

Mystic, Connecticut, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a Property release.

Mystic, Connecticut, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a Property release.

Nagoya, Aichi, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Special permission is required for editorial use.

NASA and related logos, symbols, as well as  photographs of NASA personel astronauts are not acceptable for commercial use. Do research before submitting NASA related content.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: Steamboat, private property. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Beijing, Xicheng, China: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Official Chinese government symbol is prohibited for Commercial use.

Paris, île-de-France, France: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Requires special permission from IBAMA for national parks in Brazil. Some parks in Rio de Janeiro also require permits from INEA.

Prague, Czech Republic: Frank Gehry design, also known as "The Dancing House". Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Photographs of the Neon Museum, Urban Gallery, and Neon Boneyard are not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Wilmington, Delaware, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. Acceptable for the Illustrative Editorial Collection if on official merchandise.

Newark, New Jersey, USA: Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: Signage, maps, logos, route indicators (numbers, circle designs and colors). Additionally various architecture and artworks are protected. See MTA photo policies before submitting content. 

New York, New York, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: The shape of the triangular pediment at the front of the building exterior is trademarked. Indirect photos taken from the side may be acceptable for commercial use if names and marks have been removed. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Newport, Rhode Island, USA: Owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Paris, île-de-France, France: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Germany: Release required. 

Vacherie, Louisiana, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Berlin, Germany: Interiors of Olympiastadion are prohibited in Commerical  and Editorial collections.

The Olympics rings, logos, torch, mascots, and other marks are trademarked. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: Private University. Architect Frank Wallace design. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Brazil: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. The most iconic video game character, Pac-Man, as well as the Ghosts and maze designs are protected by several trademarks and copyrights.

San Francisco, California, USA: Regional Stock Exchange. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

San Francisco, California, USA: Victorian row houses in the Alamo Square neighborhood. Exterior is acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Strasbourg, Alsace, France: The seat of the Council of Europe. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Photographs of the interior requires prior permission and property release.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Paris, Île de France: Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Commercial photography not permitted without permission and a property release.

Paris, France: Trademarked design. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Yes, acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Pennsylvania, USA: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Requires special permission from IBAMA. 

Marshmallow candy designs by Just Born company are protected designs.

Gwynedd, North Wales, UK: Exterior is acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Moscow, Russia: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Saint Petersburg, Russia: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Depictions as the main or sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

London, England, UK: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Seattle, Washington, USA: The "Public Market", "Public Market Center", signs, clock, and other elements are trademarked. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Figurines and playsets are not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Ronda, Spain: Oldest bull ring in Spain. Not acceptable for commecial licensing. 

Insignia, badges, shields, logos, etc. of government or public service officers are protected under federal law. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Le Havre-Honfleur, Normandy, France: Copyrighted under French law. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New Jersey, USA: Not accceptable for commercial licensing. 

Copyright. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Princeton, New Jersey, USA: Special permissions are required in advance to take commercial photography on grounds.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Film or photography on location requires permission or property release. Signs, maps, and logos of public transit are protected by various copyrights and trademarks.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Xi'an, Shaanxi, China: not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

UK: Graphical or pictorial depictions of Queen Elizabeth II are prohibited including coins and currency.

Sintra, Portugal: "The Fifthe Estate" in Portugese. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

All quotes prior to 1923 are in the public domain and are acceptable for commercial use. Other quotes are copyrighted 70 years following the death of the author. Editorial use requires attribution to the author. 

New York, New York, USA: Trademarks and private property. Not acceptable for commecial licensing. 

Paris, Frande: Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The symbols of a red cross on a white background are internationally protected trademarks and unacceptable in content as the main subject.

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

Berlin, Germany: Isolated images of the dome and images from inside the dome are prohibited. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Madrid, Spain: Trademarks. Spanish National Railway. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Frank Lloyd Wright design. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Cleveland, Ohio, USA: Main or sole focus depictions are prohibited. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Michamwi Pingwe, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: There are various trademark and license protections on all buildings, sculptures, and views (from "Top of the Rock"). Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA: The building is protected by trademark. Not acceptable for commercial licensing, 

Roslin, Scotland, UK: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

USA: *Some depictions in the style of Route 66 highway markers are not suitable for commercial or editorial uses. Submissions will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Canada: The Mounties uniforms, "RCMP" and symbols are protected by trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license. 

Trademarks includes design, color, or shape, even without a logo.  Evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Austria: Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Exteriors Acceptable, Interiors not acceptable for commercial, licensing. 

San Diego, California, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

San Francisco, California, USA: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission. 

Chiusdino, Tuscany, Italy: Subject to Italian cultural heritage laws. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Potsdam, Germany: Exteriors now acceptable in commercial collection.

Santa Barbara, California, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany: The Charlottenburg Palace was rebuilt in 1957 after being damaged in WWII. Exteriors now acceptable in commercial collection.

Vienna, Austria: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Depictions as the main or sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis. 

Strasbourg, France: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

Sedlec, Czech Republic: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

USA: Trademarks of the U.S. Marine Corps/U.S. Navy. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Requires special permission from IBAMA. 

Lujiazui, Pudong, China: Tallest building in China since 2013. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Tallest skyscraper in the EU since 2013. Photos from 'The View' observation floor require permission.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Nara, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Vatican City, Vatican: Photography is prohibited. 

Isolated or main focus depictions are evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Not acceptable fpor commercial licensing. A yellow smiley face with oval eyes and ticks on the ends of the smile is a trademark. 

The SMPTE color test pattern is copyrighted and requires permission.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

New York, New York, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Berlin, Germany: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission

Seattle, Washington, USA: Graphical or pictorial isolated images are prohibited. Cityscapes, evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Portsmouth, England, UK: Graphical or pictorial isolated images are prohibited. 

Rozel Point, Utah, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. Earth artwork by Robert Smithson located on the Great Salt Lake, UT.

Peoria, Illinois, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen artwork located at the Walker Art Center. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

Lower Saxony, Germany: Photography taken on the church grounds or indoors is not suitable for commercial or editorial collections without permission.

Vatican City, Vatican: Interiors prophibited for commercial use submissions.

Trademarked designs, Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Liberty Island, New York, USA: Only the original statue is acceptable for commercial use. Replicas may be copyrighted.

Las Vegas, Nevada: The "Western Lady Liberty" is a half-size replica at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, protected by copyright. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Vienna, Austria: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Stockholm, Sweden: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission. 

Depictions of 'Stop the Steal' are prohibited. 

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: Commercial photography not permitted without permission and a property release.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Sydney, Australia: Isolated images of the Sydney Opera House are prohibited. All depictions are evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Japan: The boat on the Takase river. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Hollywood, CA, USA: Formerly known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Xi'an, Shaanxi, China: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Hamburg, Germany: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

The robin egg blue color is protected by trademark, even without logos.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Requires special permission from IBAMA. 

Characters and products associated with The Adventures of Tintin are not suitable for commerical or editorial licensing.

Japan: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan: Commercial photography is not allowed of or on the grounds of Japanese heritage sites. 

Sumida, Tokyo, Japan: Tallest tower in the world since 2011. Depictions as the main or sole focus are prohibited. Cityscapes evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Minato, Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Tower is protected by several trademarks. Sole or main focus images are prohibited. Cityscapes evaluated on case-by-case basis

Trademarked designs. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Sole or main focus images are prohibited. Cityscapes evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Madrid, Spain: Sole or main focus images are prohibited. Cityscapes evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Madrid, Spain: Sole or main focus images are prohibited. Cityscapes evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Copyright and trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

London, England, UK: The art installation known as "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" is protected and not acceptable. Exteriors without artwork displayed are acceptable.

Japan: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

France: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission.

San Francisco, California, USA: Trademarks. Main or sole focus depictions are prohibited. Cityscapes evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Osaka, Japan: Trademarks. Main or sole focus depictions are prohibited. Cityscapes evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Orlando, Florida, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia: Includes the "Ayer's Rock" part of Uluru. Kata-Tjuta also known as the Olgas are more challenging to identify but are also unacceptable for commercial stock photography. A permit is typically for fixed term and content is for 'editorial' uses. Commercial photography needs to be cleared by Australian government Department of Environment and Energy in advance.

UN emblem is trademarked and Commerial licensing needs permission.

The brown color in association with parcel or package delivery, including trucks and uniforms, is protected by trademark, even without logos.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

Los Angeles, California, USA: Artwork in form of grid of lamp posts in front of LACMA museum. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

France: National Domaine Property. Not acceptable for commecial licensing. 

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing.

Trademarked designs. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Berlin, Germany: Depictions as the main or sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis.

Los Angeles, California, USA: Trademarks. Commercial uses prohibited without permission.

New York, New York, USA: Only acceptable as small part of a skyline and considered on a case-by-case basis.

London, England, UK: Commercial photographs require a special license.

Trademarks. Main or sole focus depictions are prohibited. 

Richmond, Virginia, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Norfolk, Virginia, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

Copyright and trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Black Forest, Germany: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release. Also known as Black Forest Open Air Museum.

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. The classic VW Beetle or "Bug" (aka Type 1) and VW Camper Bus (aka Type 2 T1) are trademarked designs, even without visible logos.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Los Angeles, California, USA: Depictions as the main or sole focus are prohibited. Depictions as part of a wider scene are evaluted on case-by-case basis. Frank Gehry design.

Warhammer (formerly Warhammer Fantasy Battle or just Warhammer Fantasy) is a tabletop miniature wargame with a medieval fantasy theme. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Not acceptable for commercial licensing. The barbecue design is trademarked, even without visible logos. Graphical or pictorial isolated or main focus images are prohibited. Trademarked design. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: The actual sign is acceptable. Varients may have copyright or trademark. 

Berlin, Mitte, Germany: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Portland, Oregon, USA: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Also known previously as Sears Tower. Main or sole focus depictions are not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK: Photographs of the interior requires prior permission and a property release.

Saint Petersburg, Russia: Cityscape, vista shots, or images where the museum is not a main focus may be acceptable, interiors not acceptable.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Moscow, Russia: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Melbourne, Australia: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

New York, New York, USA: Personal Photography only at Memorial. Wide skyline depictions may be acceptable for commercial licensing. Evaluated on a case-by-case basis

New York, New York, USA: Isolated depictions prohibited, Skyline depictions are acceptable.

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Trademarks. Main or sole focus depictions are not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: Not acceptable for commercial licensing. The former coal mine industrial complex has associated trademarks. 

Trademarked designs both open and closed. Main or sole focus depictions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Paid entry/restricted access. No commercial photography without a property release.

Trademarks. Not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

The exercise fitness program is not acceptable for commercial licensing. 

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