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Trademark Policy

Revision 11.21.2022

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

We respect the intellectual property rights of all people and expect our Members to do the same. This Trademark Policy (the “Trademark Policy”) describes all of our policies and procedures regarding trademarks, and provides a legal recourse for intellectual property owners to report cases of potential infringement.

This Trademark Policy is an ancillary agreement of the Terms of Service to which this Trademark Policy is annexed.

Any capitalized terms that are not defined in this Trademark Policy have the meaning as defined in the Terms of Service.

The term “iazo Entities” means iazo, Inc., and any and all subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, partners, and the officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, and representatives of each of them.

The terms “Member,” “Members,” “User,” and “Users,” may refer to you individually and/or all Members of iazo collectively, depending upon usage and context.

Please read this Trademark Policy carefully before choosing to use iazo. If you have any questions pertaining to this Trademark Policy, please ask us by contacting Trademark@iazo.com.

2. Awareness and Responsibility

The iazo Platform contains an extensive amount of intellectual property, and it is therefore extremely important for all Members to be aware of and respect the intellectual property rights of others, including but not limited to, copyright and trademark rights. When creating, authoring, and/or publishing Member Content on the Platform, it is your responsibility alone to ensure that the Member Content does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights or any rights of iazo Members, other persons, businesses, or entities. If you are not the owner of the intellectual property that you post, publish, and/or make available on iazo, you must first obtain all necessary licenses, permissions, and rights from the owner of the intellectual property to use that content on iazo.

For further information regarding Member Content and your responsibilities, please read the Member Content section of our Terms of Service.

3. Protections and Actions

We believe in protecting the intellectual property rights of all people, and this extends far beyond the Members of iazo. We therefore monitor iazo for infringement of intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyright and trademark rights, and when appropriate will take corrective action(s) to protect the intellectual property rights of iazo Members, other persons, businesses, and entities.

If you infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others, we may remove your infringing Member Content, in whole or part, to be determined at our sole discretion. It is also our policy, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, to suspend or delete the iazo accounts of Members who repeatedly infringe or are charged repeatedly with infringing the intellectual property rights of others.

4. Use of Third-Party Trademarks

a. Use of Third-Party Trademarks on iazo

When using a trademark of another iazo Member, other person, business, or entity (a “Third-Party Trademark”) on iazo, you must obtain all necessary licenses, permissions, and rights from the owner of the Third-Party Trademark before it may be used. Any use of a Third-Party Trademark on iazo without the appropriate permissions, and/or that may mislead, mispresent, or cause confusion as to the source of goods and/or services, is expressly forbidden and is a violation of our Trademark Policy.

b. Use of Third-Party Trademarks in Member Content

Any use of Third-Party Trademarks in Member Content without the appropriate permissions, in whole or part, is expressly forbidden and is a violation of our Trademark Policy. Please exercise caution and use common sense when creating, authoring, and/or publishing Member Content that may contain a Third-Party Trademark. If you believe that your Member Content contains a Third-Party Trademark, obtain the appropriate permissions before you publish that Member Content.

c. Use of Third-Party Trademarks in Usernames

Any use of Third-Party Trademarks in iazo usernames without the appropriate permissions, in whole or part, is expressly forbidden and is a violation of our Trademark Policy. We may at our sole discretion change your iazo username and/or forbid the use of a specific username when we feel it infringes the intellectual property rights of others.

5. Reporting Infringements with a Flag

The quickest way to report an infringement of intellectual property on iazo is with a Flag. Any Post or Comment can be quickly flagged by pressing the Flag Inappropriate Content button for the specific Post or Comment. All submitted Flags are carefully reviewed, and if a Post or Comment receives beyond a certain number of Flags, it will be automatically removed from the Platform until we have had a chance to officially review it.

If you believe that your trademark has been infringed, select the Trademark Infringement option when adding the Flag. Please make sure to enter a detailed description of how the Member Content is infringing your trademark. We will require detailed information to support your infringement claim before we can take any action(s) to protect your rights. When necessary we may contact you and/or the publisher of the Flagged Content to obtain further information and details.

We may review Flags at the time and rate of our choosing, and when appropriate remove Flags from a Post or Comment. All decisions regarding Flags, and how they are judged against our Terms of Service, all of our Policies and Guidelines, or any law or regulation, are at our sole discretion. We have the right and authority to change, modify, or delete any Post or Comment, without notice, and at our sole discretion, that has been Flagged, or that we feel violates our Terms of Service, any of our Policies and Guidelines, or any law or regulation.

Please be advised that submitting a Flag is not a legal process and may not result in your desired outcome. To engage in a legal process that protects your intellectual property rights please File a Complaint with a Trademark Notice.

6. Filing Complaints with a Trademark Notice

We provide a convenient mechanism for trademark owners and the authorized representatives of trademark owners to report infringing use of their intellectual property on iazo. This is accomplished by filing a complaint (a “Trademark Notice” or “Trademark Complaint”) in accordance with our Trademark Policy. To file a Trademark Notice you must provide us with specific required information regarding your trademark and the nature of the claimed infringement. After you file your Trademark Notice we will review, investigate, and make a determination regarding your complaint as quickly as possible.

Please be advised that filing a Trademark Notice is a serious matter involving a legal process. We highly encourage you to contact the Member who you believe has infringed your intellectual property before filing a Trademark Notice. It is possible that you will be able to resolve this matter by speaking with that person directly.

By submitting a Trademark Notice you are authorizing us to provide your contact information and the content of your notice to the individual or entity that posted, published, and/or used the intellectual property you are reporting. You may also receive a Trademark Counter Notice from the individual or entity you have reported, in which case you will have to take further actions in order to protect your trademark. Please read the Complaints Filed Against Your Content section for information regarding Trademark Counter Notices.

To file a Trademark Notice please email all the information specified below to:
Trademark@iazo.com (Subject: Trademark Notice)

Trademark Owner

Provide the identification and contact information of the trademark owner:

  • Full Name.
  • Title (if applicable).
  • Company Name (if applicable).
  • Mailing Address.
  • Country.
  • Email Address.
  • Phone Number.

Trademark Agent

Provide the identification and contact information of the trademark agent (if applicable):

  • Full Name.
  • Title (if applicable).
  • Company Name (if applicable).
  • Mailing Address.
  • Country.
  • Email Address.
  • Phone Number.
  • Are you expressly authorized to represent the owner in trademark disputes (not just transactions)?

Trademarks Allegedly Infringed

Identify the trademark(s) that are allegedly infringed:

  • List of trademark(s) in text format.
  • Online specimen(s) of the trademark(s) (ex. https://MySite.com/Trademarks/) (if applicable).
  • Serial number(s) of the trademark(s) (if applicable).
  • Registration number(s) of the trademark(s) (if applicable).
  • Country/countries of the trademark(s) registration(s) (if applicable).

Member Content Allegedly Infringing

Identify the Member Content that is allegedly infringing the trademark(s) on iazo:

  • URL(s) of the infringing Member Content (ex. https://iazo.com/abc-123/).
  • Specific element(s) of the Member Content that are infringing (ex. text, photo, video, audio, design, artwork, etc.).
  • Specific basis (reasoning) of the complaint and explanation of why the Member Content is infringing.

Statements of Authorization

Include your statements of authorization as follows:

  • I represent and warrant that the information contained in this Trademark Notice is true and accurate.
  • I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the trademark(s) is not authorized by the trademark owner, its agent, or the law (ex. as a fair use).
  • I state under penalty of perjury that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the trademark or of an exclusive right under the trademark that is allegedly infringed.
  • I understand and acknowledge that a copy of this Trademark Notice may be sent to the current iazo account holder(s) of the Member Content at issue.

Digital Signature

Include your digital signature and date as follows:

  • Sign the Trademark Notice by typing your full name between two forward slashes (ex. /Full Name/). Your digital signature is as legally binding as a physical signature.
  • Date the Trademark Notice in the format XX/XX/XXXX.

7. Complaints Filed Against Your Content

In the event that the owner of a trademark files a Trademark Notice against your Member Content, we will contact you to make you aware of the allegation. After we have completed our review and investigation, we may remove your Member Content, in whole or part, from the Platform, to be determined at our sole discretion. We will inform both parties (you and the original complainant) with the results of our determination and to let you know what other options may be available. If you believe that the complaint was filed against your Member Content in error, you do have the option to file a Trademark Counter Notice. Please read the Filing a Trademark Counter Notice section for further information and instructions.

When we receive a properly formatted Trademark Counter Notice, we will forward it to the original complainant for their response. The original complainant will then have ten (10) business days to respond back to us with a statement that they are serving a cease and desist letter and/or seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of their trademark. If we do not receive a response from the original complainant within ten (10) business days, we will clear the Trademark Notice from your iazo account’s record, and at our sole discretion, may restore your Member Content that was previously removed.

8. Filing a Trademark Counter Notice

Before you choose to file a Trademark Counter Notice, please consider that there can be extremely serious legal ramifications for fraudulent, frivolous, or erroneous notices. You should only file a Trademark Counter Notice if you are absolutely certain that you are the legal owner of the trademark (or are the authorized representative of the legal owner of the trademark), or if you have a good faith belief that the Member Content was erroneously reported as infringing.

To file a Trademark Counter Notice please email all the information specified below to:
Trademark@iazo.com (Subject: Trademark Counter Notice)

Counter Notice Claimant

Provide the identification and contact information of the counter notice claimant:

  • Full Name.
  • Title (if applicable).
  • Company Name (if applicable).
  • Mailing Address.
  • Country.
  • Email Address.
  • Phone Number.

Member Content Reported and/or Removed

Identify the Member Content that was reported and/or removed on iazo pursuant to a Trademark Notice:

  • URL(s) of the reported and/or removed Member Content (ex. https://iazo.com/abc-123/). If you do not have the URL(s) available, you can copy them from the email notification that we sent to you.
  • Specific basis (reasoning) of the counter notice and explanation of why the Member Content is not infringing.

Statements of Authorization

Include your statements of authorization as follows:

  • I represent and warrant that the information contained in this Trademark Counter Notice is true and accurate.
  • I state under penalty of perjury that I have a good faith belief that the Member Content was reported and/or removed as a result of a mistake or misidentification.
  • I will accept service of process from the claimant of trademark infringement, and consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which my address is located, or if my address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which iazo, Inc. is located.
  • I understand and acknowledge that a copy of this Trademark Counter Notice will be sent to the original complainant for their response.

Digital Signature

Include your digital signature and date as follows:

  • Sign the Trademark Counter Notice by typing your full name between two forward slashes (ex. /Full Name/). Your digital signature is as legally binding as a physical signature.
  • Date the Trademark Counter Notice in the format XX/XX/XXXX.

9. Amendments

a. Amendments to this Policy

We may change, edit, or amend this Trademark Policy at any time and at our sole discretion, including any of our Policies and Guidelines that are incorporated therein. In the event that we amend this Trademark Policy we will post the changes directly to this page and shall update the revision date displayed at the top.

If an amendment to this Trademark Policy, at our discretion, is material, we will notify you of such change, and those material changes will become effective immediately upon notification. If we are required by law to obtain your consent prior to making certain changes to this Trademark Policy, we shall first obtain your consent, and provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of the changes.

Please be advised that any amendments made to this Trademark Policy are subject to the Amendments provision of our Terms of Service.

10. Contact Us

For questions pertaining to this Trademark Policy please contact:
Trademark@iazo.com

For all other inquiries please contact:
Support@iazo.com

Mailing Address:
iazo, Inc.
PO Box 85
North Bend, WA 98045
United States

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