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IP-Coster Platform Terms Of Use

1. TERMS OF USE

These Terms set out the basis upon which IP-Coster makes this Platform available to you.

Please read these Terms carefully. By using this Platform, you will be deemed to have agreed to these Terms. If you do not agree to comply with these Terms, please do not use the Platform. IP-Coster may change these Terms from time to time so please review these Terms regularly.

SPECIFICALLY, IP-COSTER MAY CHANGE ITS PRICES AND BILLING METHODS FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING ON THE SITE.

The Platform is operated by IP-Coster Limited. IP-Coster’s registered company number is 09216722. IP-Coster’s address is Unit C4, 2 Wharf Street, London, SE8 3GH, United Kingdom.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@ip-coster.com, write to us: Unit C4, 2 Wharf Street, London, SE8 3GH, United Kingdom, or call us on +44 (0)2036959844.

2. BASIC TERMS

In this agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set opposite them:

“Application” means any technical integration, application or website that uses or accesses Platform.

“Attorney” means a Platform-registered Patent and/or Trademark Attorney or an Intellectual Property Law firm that is authorized to provide IP services in the Client's nominated jurisdiction(s) in the ordinary course of business.

“Client” means a Platform-registered natural person or a legal entity requesting IP services in the jurisdiction(s) offered by the Attorney(s).

“Confidential Information” means any information whether in tangible, electronic, verbal, graphic, visual or other form marked as confidential.

“Content” means a wide range of text, photographs, sound recordings, video, software, data and other content of all forms.

“Guest” means a natural person or legal entity, unregistered on the Platform, requiring assistance with the IP services offered by the Platform.

“Platform” means features and services for facilitation of intellectual property registration process, made available through our website www.ip-coster.com and any other IP-Coster branded and co-branded websites (including sub-domains, mobile versions), application, as well as anything else that receives or has received data.

“Registration Authority” means an Intellectual Property Office, a governmental authority of a jurisdiction responsible for granting intellectual property rights.

“User” means a person registered on the Platform. Users of the Platform can be Attorneys and/or Clients.

3. SERVICES

The Platform offers online quotations for inventions, utility models, designs and trademark registrations worldwide, administration and coordination in respect of various IP registration procedures and provides access to supporting services such as Communication service (Messenger), Cases’ database and workflow (IP-Workflow), Attorney’s database (IP-Listing) and IP-Guide.

The Platform or supporting services shall not be used for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities.

4. ACCESS

IP-Coster provides some of this Platform on an open access basis, but you will need to register for membership to access the quotation system. IP-Coster provides the following types of membership:

  • One-day membership, allowing Clients to generate quotations within 24 hours of account activation, number of quotes is limited. Membership is free of charge.
  • Extended membership, allowing Clients to generate unlimited quotations within 2 months of account activation. Membership is free of charge and may be renewed for free after the expiration of a 2-months period.
  • Premium membership is a 1-year unlimited access, available after placing an order via system or on prepay basis.

Guests may obtain a trial access to the quotation system by choosing Guest Access option.

All types of Client membership provide Clients with access to quotation services. Access to some of supporting services shall be provided under the additional User request.

To become a system member Guest requests one of the possible types of membership by submitting the corresponding membership request.

5. USER ACCOUNT

You promise that all registration information you provide is accurate. You undertake to inform the Platform about any change in your contact and business information within the shortest term by updating your personal account. IP-Coster may issue you with access details, a username and a password, for the Platform.

Username and password are for your personal use only. You must not tell them to anyone else or allow anyone else to use them. You must not use anyone else’s access details. You must inform IP-Coster if you think your access details are no longer confidential. If you do, or if IP-Coster believes it to be necessary, IP-Coster may issue the replacement access details.

It may be necessary for IP-Coster to refuse some registration applications, i.e. to prevent fraudulent usage. Please read IP-Coster’s Privacy Policy which applies to the registration information IP-Coster collects.

Maintaining the security and integrity of the Platform is necessary to enable all users to use it safely and effectively. You agree not to abuse the access and registration process.

These terms will not terminate and IP-Coster will not delete your account and/or any information related to it, if your membership expires.

6. CONTENTS OF PLATFORM

This Platform features Content which IP-Coster and Attorneys provide which we want you to be able to enjoy in a fair and reasonable way.

The Content is protected by copyright, trade mark rights, database rights and other intellectual property and related rights which are owned by IP-Coster and Attorneys. You my access this Platform and view the Content on-screen and, where permitted by IP-Coster, print out a reasonable number of copies of parts of the Content, as long as this is for your own private and non-commercial purposes only.

For certain Content, i.e. where payment is necessary or where Attorneys require it, separate and/or additional usage terms may apply.

You must not, nor try to, make mass, automated or systematic extractions of Content, or use it to resell or re-distribute it. IP-Coster reserves the right to prohibit or restrict the way in which other websites link, frame, or represent any Content.

Decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling or otherwise reducing the code used in any software on this Platform into a readable form in order to examine the construction of such software is prohibited except to the extent permitted by law.

Further, you shall not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the functioning of the Platform. You shall not upload or attach any invalid or malicious/unknown files, nor insert any external links that may be malicious or unknown to you, or used for offering any goods or services other than Services as described in this agreement.

If you have any questions about what you may or may not do with the Content or use of the Platform generally, please contact IP-Coster at info@ip-coster.com.

IP-Coster reserves any other uses of, and rights in, the website content on behalf of both us and the Attorneys, so you must obtain our prior written permission for these. We may not always be able to give our consent, but to make such a request please contact us at info@ip-coster.com.

7. LIABILITY

The web pages of the Platform are for the public use as general information only and are not provided as legal advice. The Platform is not responsible for any errors, lapses or loss of rights which may be caused to you or a third party, directly or indirectly, as a result of actions taken by other Users of the Platform.

The information provided on the ip-coster.com is believed to be correct. However, the Platform is not responsible for its accuracy. The Platform takes no responsibility for any losses or inconveniences caused as a direct or indirect result of reliance upon any of the information contained on ip-coster.com website.

You shall indemnify and hold harmless IP-Coster from and against any and all claims, damages, expenses and costs, including those asserted by third parties, arising out of your use of the Platform.

The Platform accepts no responsibility for e-mails lost, not communicated, destroyed, blocked, returned or in any manner obstructed by a spam firewall or such device or software. The Platform also takes no responsibility for any losses or inconveniences caused as a direct or indirect result of such blocking of any communications.  IP-Coster strongly recommends that you (a) take care to verify the suitability and compatibility of your computer system prior to use; and (b) take reasonable precautions to protect yourself against harmful programs or devices including through installation of anti-virus software.

Ip-coster.com is an operating system that, however, undergoes regular maintenance and upgrade intending to provide Users with new useful features and services. The website, its software, and contents are provided on an “as it is” and “as available” basis. The Platform does not give any warranties, whether expressed or implied, as to the suitability or usability of the website, its software or any of its contents.

The Platform may contain third party advertising and links to external websites. External websites may link to the Platform. IP-Coster choose their commercial partners with reasonable care, but we do not necessarily recommend, endorse, or sponsor, and cannot control and are not responsible for any third-party content that may be accessed through the Platform or from which this Platform may be accessed. Please use common sense and caution when using third-party websites and content. You should read the terms of use and privacy policies of any third party websites.

PLEASE BEAR THE ABOVE IN MIND WHEN USING THE PLATFORM. IF YOU ARE UNCLEAR ABOUT ANYTHING THAT APPEARS ON THE PLATFORM, OR WITHIN THERE MAY BE AN ERROR, PLEASE CONTACT US AT info@ip-coster.com.

8. TERMINATION

If you wish to terminate your registration at any time please contact IP-Coster at info@ip-coster.com.

Unless you and IP-Coster agree otherwise, to which separate terms shall apply, IP-Coster may terminate the provision of this Platform to you at any time. IP-Coster shall try to give you notice, but this is not always possible.

If you are in breach of these Terms, or we have reasonable grounds to believe that you are, IP-Coster may suspend and/or terminate your access to the Platform without prior notice.

9. GENERAL

If you are in breach of these Terms and IP-Coster does not take action against you, IP-Coster may still take action against you later or if you breach the same term on another occasion or if you breach a different term.

If any provision of these Terms is, for any reason, held to be unenforceable, illegal or invalid in some other way, the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision will not affect the remainder of these Terms which will continue in full force and effect and shall automatically be replaced by such other valid and enforceable provision that accomplishes to the extent permitted by law the same objective as the original provision.

Headings used herein are for convenience and reference only and shall not affect the construction of any provisions of these Terms.

These Terms are governed by relevant UK law and you and IP-Coster agree to only bring legal actions about these Terms in a UK court. IP-Coster will try to solve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way IP-Coster deal with any disagreement, you and IP-Coster may agree to refer the matter to arbitration, but you and IP-Coster are not restricted from bringing court proceedings.

IP-Coster intends to rely on the written terms set out in these Terms, as amended in accordance with clause 1 above, and the documents referred to in it, as the entire understanding between you and IP-Coster relating to your use of the website. If you and IP-Coster agree to any changes, please make sure that you request that these are confirmed in writing. This way IP-Coster and you can avoid any problems surrounding what IP-Coster and you are expected to in relation to your order.

Only you or IP-Coster have the right to enforce any provision under these Terms.