I am very fortunate to have lots of 'angels' out there keeping an eye out for any ripoffs of my work. Usually it's something that looks quite similar but not enough to do anything about.
This time however was a completely different kettle of fish:
COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED use of my reindeer print on some keds on zazzle.com.
Here's the original version of my reindeer pattern on flickr.
I have contacted the relevant parties so hopefully this will be GONE very soon. Even though I must admit they do look cute.
Thank god I have some very 'pattern savvy' people out there who know my work and can alert me about these sorts of things. Thanks again (you know who you are) :)
UPDATE: Keds isn't actually at fault here. This is a shoe created through zazzle.com that allows people to customise products with their own designs. So it's the user who submitted it that's in the wrong.