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Terms of Use

This Statement is effective as of August 1, 2017.

Overview

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and IPParalegals. By accessing, browsing, or using this web site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this web site.

IPParalegals may, without notice to you and at any time, revise these Terms of Use and any other information contained in this web site by updating this posting. IPParalegals may also make improvements or changes in the products, services, or programs described in this site at any time without notice.

General Agreements

Please be advised that the information and material contained on this site are for informational and edutainment purposes only and should not be construed in any way as binding counsel or legal advice.

The materials contained on this web site may be considered in whole or in part as advertising for legal support services under the laws and rules of professional conduct of the jurisdictions in which we practice. This web site may be considered advertising under the New York Code of Professional Responsibility. IPParalegals has endeavored to comply with all known legal and ethical requirements that apply to this site. IPParalegals does not desire to form relationships with clients based upon their review of any portions of this site that do not comply with legal or ethical requirements.

This web site contains proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. IPParalegals, IPP, the IPParalegals logo, IPconnect and the IPconnect logo are trademarks of IPParalegals.

This site and its contents, in part or in whole, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, or used for the creation of derivative works without IPParalegals' prior written consent, except that IPParalegals grants you non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited permission to access and display the web pages within this site, solely on your computer and for your personal, non-commercial use of this web site. This permission is conditioned on your not modifying the content displayed on this site, your keeping intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices, and your acceptance of any terms, conditions, and notices accompanying the content or otherwise set forth in this site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any software and other materials that are made available for downloading, access, or other use from this site with their own license terms, conditions, and notices will be governed by such terms, conditions, and notices.

Your failure to comply with the terms, conditions, and notices on this site will result in automatic termination of any rights granted to you, without prior notice, and you must immediately destroy all copies of downloaded materials in your possession or control. Except for the limited permission in the preceding paragraph, IPParalegals does not grant you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other proprietary or intellectual property rights. With the exception of social media capabilities built into this web site, you may not mirror any of the content from this site on another web site or in any other media.

IPParalegals.com Terms of Use

The contents of the IPParalegals.com web site ("the Site") is intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on IPParalegals.com (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips (also known as "the Content") are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by IPParalegals, or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through IPParalegals, IPParalegals.com or the IPconnect blog site.

The Content of this Site is owned by IPParalegals. IPParalegals.com and its Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content in whole or in part.

You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed as being for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from IPParalegals, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.

IPconnect Blog Site Terms of Use

Submission Agreement and Code of Conduct
Like IPParalegals.com, IPParalegals' IPconnect blog site ("the Service") is intended solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You acknowledge that any user-generated or supplied material or content you submit, including but not limited to: comments, messages, reviews, text, shared activities, video, audio, graphics and photographs, as well as computer code and applications ("Submission") to the Service to be posted may be edited, modified, published, transmitted, displayed or removed by IPParalegals, and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the Service may also be made available for republishing through other formats, including but not limited to RSS feeds, at IPParalegals sole discretion.

The Service is an IPParalegals web-based public edutainment venue that explores IP-centric best practices while enabling professional discussions about them. We are all here to communicate as adults, not engage in immature conduct or smear campaigns. QQ altercations are better served in video game forums. Therefor, as part of your agreement to access and use the Service, you unconditionally agree to the following:

  • You agree to not upload, distribute or otherwise publish on to the Service any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.
  • Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse others, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or "spam."
  • Use respectful language. Like any community, the online conversation flourishes only when everyone feels welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is not tolerated and will be grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.
  • Debate, but don't attack. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. IPParalegals encourages lively discussion and welcomes tactful debate on the Service. But personal attacks are a direct violation of these Terms of Service and are grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.

Submission Agreements
As part of your agreement to these Terms of Service, you grant IPParalegals a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to any and all Submissions, which includes without limitation the right for IPParalegals or any third party that IPParalegals designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any Submission posted by you on or to IPParalegals.com or any other web site owned or operated by IPParalegals, including any Submission posted on the Service through a third party.

You are solely responsible for the content of your Submissions. However, while IPParalegals is not responsible for the content of these Submissions, IPParalegals.com reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Submissions that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display on the site and for related online and offline promotional uses by IPParalegals.

Representations and Warranties
You represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted by you will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least thirteen years old. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless IPParalegals, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms of Service or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. IPParalegals reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

IPParalegals does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Service by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk.

THE SERVICE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

General Disclaimers

Information on this web site is not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current, or complete, and this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. IPParalegals assumes no responsibility (and expressly disclaims responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any services, products, or other matters described in this site.

IPParalegals provides no assurances that any reported problems will be resolved by IPParalegals, even if IPParalegals elects to provide information with the goal of addressing a problem.

Forward-looking and cautionary statements
Except for historical information and discussions, statements set forth throughout this web site may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or other applicable laws. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially.

Confidential information
We very much want to hear from you, but please use caution in communicating over the internet. We ask that you not send confidential, proprietary or sensitive material by e-mail or through our web site. Please note that any information or material sent to IPParalegals will be deemed NOT to be confidential. Unless overridden by any official written agreement between you and IPParalegals, by sending IPParalegals any information or material, you grant IPParalegals an unrestricted, irrevocable license to copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use, those materials or information. You also agree that IPParalegals is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose.

However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) we obtain your permission to use your name; or (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law. Personally-identifiable information that you submit to IPParalegals for the purpose of receiving products or services will be handled in accordance with our privacy policies. Please see "Privacy Statement" for information regarding IPParalegals' privacy policies.

Global availability
Information IPParalegals publishes on the World Wide Web may contain references or cross references to IPParalegals products, programs and services that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that IPParalegals intends to announce or make available such products, programs, or services in your country. Please consult IPParalegals for information regarding the products, programs, and services that may be available to you.

Business Relationships
The contents of this website or other materials supplied by IPParalegals, and their use, do not constitute any form of IPParalegals-client relationship or engagement of service.

This web site may provide links or references to non-IPParalegals web sites and resources. IPParalegals makes no representations, warranties, or other commitments whatsoever about any non-IPParalegals web sites or third-party resources that may be referenced, accessible from, or linked to any IPParalegals site. A link to a non-IPParalegals web site does not mean that IPParalegals endorses the content or use of such web site or its owner. In addition, IPParalegals is not a party to or responsible for any transactions you may enter into with third parties, even if you learn of such parties (or use a link to such parties) from an IPParalegals site. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that IPParalegals is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and is not responsible or liable for any content, services, products, or other materials on or available from those sites or resources.

When you access a non-IPParalegals web site, even one that may contain the IPParalegals logo, please understand that it is independent from IPParalegals, and that IPParalegals does not control the content on that web site. It is up to you to take precautions to protect yourself from viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other potentially destructive programs, and to protect your information as you deem appropriate.

Linking to this site
All links to this web site must be approved in writing by IPParalegals, except that IPParalegals consents to links in which the link and the pages that are activated by the link do not: (a) create frames around any page on this web site or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of any content within this site; (b) misrepresent your relationship with IPParalegals; (c) imply that IPParalegals approves or endorses you, your web site, or your service or product offerings; and (d) present false or misleading impressions about IPParalegals or otherwise damage the goodwill associated with the IPParalegals name or trademarks. As a further condition to being permitted to link to this site, you agree that IPParalegals may at any time, in its sole discretion, terminate permission to link to this web site. In such event, you agree to immediately remove all links to this web site and to cease using any IPParalegals trademark.

Translations
Certain text in this web site may be made available in languages other than English. Text may be translated by a person or solely by computer software with no human intervention or review. These translations are provided as a convenience to you, and IPParalegals makes no representations or commitments regarding the accuracy or completeness of the translation, whether or not computer-generated or performed by a person. Please see the below Disclaimer of Warranty for additional conditions.

Disclaimer of Warranty

USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER. IPPARALEGALS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, AND OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, OR REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, IPPARALEGALS MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL IPPARALEGALS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE WHATSOEVER RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM THIS WEB SITE OR ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR OF ANY SITE OR RESOURCE LINKED TO, REFERENCED, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR THE USE OR DOWNLOADING OF, OR ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOST SAVINGS OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF IPPARALEGALS IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORIES.

Additional or different terms, conditions, and notices may apply to specific materials, information, products, software, and services offered through this web site. In the event of any conflict, such additional or different terms, conditions, and notices will prevail over these Terms of Use. Please see the applicable agreement or notice.

Fair Use Guidelines for Use and Reference of IPParalegals Trademarks

IPParalegals trademarks include the IPParalegals and IPconnect logos, and other designs and logos owned and used by IPParalegals; as well as IPParalegal product and service names. IPParalegals takes great care in the development and protection of its trademarks and reserves all rights of ownership of its trademarks.

Use of IPParalegals logos
IPParalegals carefully limits the use of its logos. No other company may use IPParalegals logos unless it has the express written permission of IPParalegals, or is licensed by IPParalegals to do so. To obtain permission to use any IPParalegals logo, contact IPParalegals directly.

Fair use of IPParalegals trademarks
"Fair use" of IPParalegals trademarks, that is, use by a third party without express permission or license, is limited to text-only references to IPParalegals trademarks such as product and service names, and excludes IPParalegals logos.

In such references, you must be truthful, must not disparage IPParalegals, and must not mislead the public. You must be clear and accurate as to the nature of the relationship between IPParalegals and your company, its products, and its services.

General rules for proper reference to IPParalegals product and service names
Following are general rules for proper usage of IPParalegals product names:

  • The first use of each IPParalegals product name mentioned in communications must be identified in a footnote or attribution. The attribution must be located either on the page/screen where the IPParalegals trademark is used, or in the legal section of the communication or site in which it is referenced. Please note that laws concerning use of trademarks or product names vary by country. Always consult a local attorney for additional guidance.
  • In the United States, the first reference in text to all IPParalegals product or service names should be preceded by IPParalegals and followed by the proper trademark symbol. Rules for marking product names differ by country. You may need to seek guidance from a trademark professional.
  • A product or service name should be used as an adjective qualifying a noun that is a generic description of the product or service. The product name should also be used in a singular form.
  • Do not change the form or representation of the product name, including capitalization or punctuation.

Use of "IPParalegals" as a company name
"IPParalegals", its three letter abbreviation "IPP", and IPconnect are trademarks of IPParalegals. When a trademark such as IPP is used to identify the company IPParalegals, it is called a trade name. Trade name usage typically applies when referring to a company as opposed to a particular product. It is permissible to use IPParalegals as a possessive if you are referring to IPParalegals the company. In that case the name does not identify goods or services (which are legally the domain of trademarks).

Incorrect use of IPParalegals trademarks

  • Do not omit a footnote/attribution for IPParalegals trademarks.
  • Do not alter the approved IPParalegals trademark.>
  • Do not create any new logo for IPParalegals or IPParalegals product or service names.
  • Do not incorporate any IPParalegals product or service names into your company's product or service names.
  • Do not incorporate any IPParalegals product or service names into the root domain of any web site owned by your company.
  • Do not misspell or alter the letter cases when using the name IPParalegals in text.
  • Do not use the IPParalegals taglines.
  • Do not connect your company name with IPParalegals product or service names.
  • Do not use the IPParalegals trademark name for a product or service as a noun, or in the plural form.
  • Do not misspell or incorrectly capitalize IPParalegals trademarks.
  • Always include the trademarked IPParalegals name on the first usage.

Special Attributions

The listed trademarks of the following companies require marking and attribution:
  • Adobe, the Adobe logo, PostScript, and the PostScript logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries.
  • Intel, Intel logo, Intel Inside, Intel Inside logo, Intel Centrino, Intel Centrino logo, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
  • Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
  • UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
  • Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.