INFORMATION ABOUT US
www.uktrademarkregistration.co.uk is a site operated by Silverman Sherliker LLP, Solicitors ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number OC 307306 and have our registered office and main trading address at 7 Bath Place, London EC2A 3DR. We are members of The Law Society of England and Wales and are regulated by The UK Solicitors Regulation Authority.
ACCESSING OUR SITE
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Use of and access to this website does not of itself create a solicitor/client relationship between you and us. Such a relationship will come into existence upon payment of our invoice for services and is governed by our separate terms of business. The information on this site is for information only and does not constitute legal advice. No specific recommendation is given on this web-site for any particular situation or set of circumstances. Advice may only be provided by a qualified professional adviser who is familiar with your particular circumstances and needs. To the extent permissible in law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained from the website or its contents and you agree to use the website and its contents at your own risk.
In instructing us via our on-line forms, you accept our terms of business, and also accept that a contract between us will only be formed once we send you our email acceptance notification and you have paid our invoice for services to be provided. An acknowledgement of any form or email submitted by you does not constitute our acceptance of your instructions.
We will deliver our free preliminary online trade mark search and review service to you as soon as we are able following receipt of your enquiry. As this is a free-of-charge service we do not undertake to provide the service within any specific time-frame and we reserve the right not to provide his service for any reason. Once you have paid our invoice and we are in receipt of cleared funds for any trade mark work that you have requested us to do and we are also in receipt of your clear and complete instructions, we will endeavour to provide our services to you within a reasonable period but we exclude liability for any costs, claims, damages or proceedings resulting from any delay or prior application by any other person, firm or company notwithstanding that you may have notified us of the possibility of such prior application. It is important that you provide us with prompt instructions when requested and any delay in making payment or providing us with clear instructions will result in a delay in the delivery of our service and may prejudice your legal position. If your instructions are incomplete or delayed we may at our option and without notice to you cease to act and your trade mark application and any priority date established by your application will then lapse or be deemed abandoned.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
Our preliminary search and trade mark review service is provided without charge. You may cancel your request for free advice at any time prior to your receiving our by telephone or email acknowledgement. You accept that for sales of services via the telephone or the internet, the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 apply. However, as the search and associated legal services will begin within the 7 day cancellation period granted by the Regulations, by paying our invoice, you waive any such cancellation rights. Since the Trade Marks Registries do not refund trade mark registration fees we are not able to refund any fees paid to them. Once you have put us in funds by paying our invoice you authorize us to proceed with the legal work that you have required us to carry out and we will not refund any such funds.
OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity, any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time, and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
TRANSACTIONS CONCLUDED THROUGH OUR SITE
Contracts for the supply of [GOODS OR SERVICES OR INFORMATION] formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of service [INSERT AS LINK TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY].
UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site you warrant that any such contribution does comply with the acceptable use standards set out in these terms and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately. We cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from this website will be free from viruses and do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any virus. For your own protection you must use virus checking software when using this website, and we ask that you virus check any document or file which you intend to post or provide to us via this website. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to email@example.com.
LINKS FROM OUR SITE
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards as stated below.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use, not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our site, any equipment or network on which our site is stored, any software used in the provision of our site, or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation a forum, chat rooms, bulletin boards, ewire newsletters and similar features.(interactive services). Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical). We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
Contributions must be accurate (where they state facts), be genuinely held (where they state opinions), comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not contain any material which is defamatory of any person, contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory, promote sexually explicit material, promote violence, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person., be likely to deceive any person, be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence, promote any illegal activity, be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person, be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person, give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case, advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.