Legalforce, Inc. (Trademarkia.com) Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

LegalForce, Inc. is a Delaware C corporation in the United States that develops Internet and software technology to aid the public in search of government records and to provide unique, non-legal services to customers. LegalForce, Inc. is NOT a law firm and cannot provide any legal advice. Qualified attorneys are invited to license automated legal practice management tools and advertise on Trademarkia.com, and all requests for trademark filings are handled by these qualified law firms directly (hereinafter "Platform Licensees").

Law Firms in the LegalForce Network.  Each law firm in the LegalForce, Inc. network is an independent law firm authorized and regulated by the State Bar or government agency in which it is licensed, and that shares the aim of upholding high ethical standards while offering exceptional legal expertise and access with an uncompromising commitment to client needs. 

By using this LegalForce, Inc. (hereafter "LegalForce Trademarkia" or "Trademarkia" or "Company") website, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms of use and agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including United States export and re-export control laws and regulations. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically, and if at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable or if you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this Site. We may revise these terms of use at any time without notice to you. If you have any questions about these terms of use, please contact our Legal Department.

YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THIS SERVICE YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT.

Please also refer to LegalForce Trademarkia' Privacy Policy and Full Disclaimer, which are each incorporated by reference herein.

1. Nature of LegalForce Trademarkia Products/Services

LegalForce Trademarkia is a software company developing automation tools and technologies to automate the search, accessibility, and automation of legal information, docketing, alerting, and processes.  The Company is not a law firm, does not provide legal services, and does not provide legal advice.   Furthermore, the Company is not a legal referral service.  The Company provides software technology to give visitors a general search to information including trademarks, domains, patents, oppositions, litigation records, corporate records, pictures, and videos.  

LegalForce Trademarkia Customer Service Representatives

LegalForce Trademarkia Customer Service representatives cannot answer legal questions and you should not share confidential communications with them. Attorneys at law firms of Platform Licensees that advertise on Trademarkia can represent you on such questions. LegalForce Trademarkia customer service representatives can only answer basic questions about our search engine and direct you to public sources of information that might have answers to your questions.

The Company is not an attorney, law firm, legal services provider, or a legal referral services. Therefore, CSRs cannot file trademark applications, nor provide any consultation or advice relating to a particular user's trademark(s).

2. Nature of Legal Services Advertised on LegalForce Trademarkia websites

Any legal services (including but limited not, pricing and service descriptions) displayed on Company websites or online properties are provided by attorney and law firm Platform Licensees, who license software tools from the Company for docket management software technology, conflict check software technology, trust account management software technology, paid search, SEO, SEM, and pay per click advertising and consulting on LegalForce Inc. websites and on content networks such as Google Adwords, Bing and LinkedIn.  The Company is not a law firm, nor does it provide legal services.  Therefore, any legal service offered or advertised on Company websites are solely controlled and operated by the offering attorney or law firm advertiser (hereafter "Platform Licensees").  The Company is not privy to legal services performed by Platform Licensees, and users are asked to directly contact and communicate with Platform Licensees to get confidential docket information.  

The Company makes a sincere effort to verify the reputation, credibility, and qualifications of each law firm Platform Licensee that directly advertises on Trademarkia.com.  However, by soliciting and/or otherwise utilizing the legal services offered by Platform Licensees, you expressly disclaim the Company from any and all liability arising from the use of such legal services.  Furthermore, LegalForce, Inc. does not have any control over paid search Google ads that might be displayed next to content on pages of its websites, as these advertisements are displayed on LegalForce, Inc. websites through a content network.

I understand that the Trademarkia.com website and search engine was created by the law firm LegalForce RAPC Worldwide in Mountain View, California but that Company is a separate business from the law firm.  I understand that LegalForce RAPC serves as one of LegalForce, Inc.'s outside independent counsel on legal matters. 

I understand that Trademarkia.com is a separate software development website created by LegalForce, Inc. which creates software programming code to deliver automated search functionality using free government and non-government public data.

I fully understand that LegalForce, Inc. (Trademarkia.com) is not a law firm, and that Trademarkia.com does not earn money from any legal services, in whole or in part. I fully understand that LegalForce, Inc. (Trademarkia.com) cannot and does not provide any legal services or legal advice. I understand that customer service representatives at Trademarkia.com cannot answer any legal questions requiring analysis of my specific facts with federal and state law. I understand that LegalForce Trademarkia customer service can only answer website usability questions related to general free search and logo design, domain registration, website design and other non-legal questions on the Trademarkia.com website only.

I understand that if I decide to file a trademark application in the United States, I will be represented solely by U.S. licensed attorneys at the law firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide after a successful conflict check. I understand that I must communicate confidential information only through the licensed attorney to with whom I have an attorney/client relationship at the law firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide. I understand that there is a physical and electronic confidentiality wall between communications between employees of LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) and LegalForce RAPC Worldwide with respect to any confidential materials. I understand that attorneys at LegalForce RAPC Worldwide will not share confidential information with Trademarkia.com customer service representatives. I understand that attorneys at LegalForce RAPC Worldwide are able to advise me only on federal U.S. legal issues and/or state law questions in states in which attorneys at the firm are licensed only.

To best protect my interests, I understand LegalForce RAPC Worldwide will deposit my money for all legal services into an IOLTA escrow trust account until (1) a conflict check is performed and law firm fees are earned (2) business page creation fees are earned or (3) foreign filings are authorized. I understand that LegalForce, Inc. (Trademarkia.com) does not earn ANY portion of legal services, in whole or in part. Legal fees are solely earned by the law firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide for legal services in the United States after a conflict check and legal work is commenced per the terms I assent to in an online workflow. I understand that LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) solely earns money only from Platform Licensing, attorney advertising and non-legal services such as logo design, website design/publishing, and user name search reservation services only.

I understand that I am free to choose any licensed U.S. trademark attorney to represent me by not using the Trademarkia.com website, and that a complete list of registered attorneys licensed to practice U.S. federal trademark law may be obtained by contacting a State Bar in my state or the United States Trademark Office. I understand that only one law firm is invited to advertise on Trademarkia.com in each country, and that LegalForce RAPC Worldwide is the exclusive advertiser on Trademarkia.com in the United States. I understand that there are other law firm Platform Licensees in other countries on LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com), a partial list of which can be found at this link: http://www.trademarkia.com/trademarkia-advertisers/advertisers.aspx.

Conflict of Interest Check

Prior to providing any legal services to soliciting users, Platform Licensees are required to conduct a conflict of interest check in order to conform to any applicable bar rules and/or regulations.  Conflict of interest checks are conducted wholly by Platform Licensees.  In the event that a conflict of interest exists, Platform Licensees are required to notify applicable users.  Where a conflict of interest cannot be resolved in conformance with applicable bar rules and/or regulations, the Advertiser will refund the user for any fees paid in anticipation of legal services rendered.

Payment of Fees

To best protect your interests and for your benefit, you understand that money charged through LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) is deposited into an IOLTA trust account until fees are earned per the terms and conditions of a particular service that you elect. Generally, law firms that represent clients through LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) earn fees once legal work has started. LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) earns NO fees from any legal services.  LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) earns fees only for non-legal services, such as creation of a business page, or begins performance of logo design, domain registration, social media reservation, and other non-legal support services. 

Currently, all applications for the registration of a trademark in the United States are managed by licensed U.S. trademark attorneys at the firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (www.legalforcelaw.com) in Mountain View, California based on a successful conflict check performed to best protect your interests. LegalForce RAPC Worldwide represents over 50,000 individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations.

Trademarkia and/or the LegalForce RAPC Worldwide collects government fees in United States Dollars (USD) only based on pre-negotiated conversion rates with foreign counsel to minimize currency fluctuation risk.

Refund Policy

Subject to the "Conflict of Interest Check" provision stated above, any other issuance of refunds is at the sole discretion of the Advertiser who a user solicits to provide legal services.  However, Platform Licensees have agreed to the following general policies regarding refunds and fees paid:

  • To best protect your interests, money charged through LegalForce Trademarkia is deposited into an IOLTA trust account until fees are earned per the terms and conditions of a particular service that you elect. Generally, law firms that represent clients through LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) earn fees once legal work has started. Trademarkia earns fees when it creates a business page, or begins performance of logo design, domain registration, social media reservation, and other non-legal support services.
  • All applications for the registration of a trademark in the United States are managed by licensed U.S. trademark attorneys at the firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide (www.legalforcelaw.com) in Mountain View, California based on a successful conflict check performed to best protect your interests. LegalForce RAPC Worldwide represents over 50,000 individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations. LegalForce RAPC Worldwide is an Advertiser on Trademarkia.com. Prospective clients of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide will be required to sign a separate Terms of Service with LegalForce RAPC Worldwide during a workflow requesting legal services from that firm. A complete summary of these separate terms between LegalForce RAPC Worldwide and prospective clients can be found here: https://www.trademarkia.com/trademark/termsofservices.aspx
  • Any service fees paid to Platform Licensees are usually earned two weeks after the fee payment is made. If no government fee is paid for a trademark registration order, or a user does not respond to follow up questions from a trademark registration order placed on Trademarkia within two (2) weeks from the placement of a registration, office action, statement of use, renewal, or other legal service matter, Trademarkia and its law firm Platform Licensees will earn legal fees in IOLTA if legal services have been rendered to the Client. Service fees are any fees paid directly to Platform Licensees for the purpose of conducting legal services, including but not limited to, preparing trademark applications and office actions, and providing legal advice and/or consultation regarding trademark services.
  • Any government filing fees paid in conjunction with legal services offered by Platform Licensees are non-refundable. Government filing fees are any fees paid directly to an applicable government agency in association with legal services provided by Platform Licensees.
  • As an added benefit to all LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) customers, all money charged for non-legal services are initially held in a client trust account managed by LegalForce RAPC Worldwide for customer satisfaction purposes.

3. Nature of Government Data Displayed on LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) websites

Government records are public information displayed on the Trademarkia.com website. The Company does its best to make sure it's data is current and accurate but cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data on the site. Sometimes, individual records on Trademarkia websites are removed or masked because of owner request. Furthermore, due to refresh delays, the Company cannot guarantee that all the information on the site is completely current.

While abandoned, expired and canceled trademarks are displayed on Trademarkia websites, the Company cannot guarantee that these marks are not currently being used, or if there are any common law or copyright claims that may be made to these marks.   In some cases, there may be current uses in commerce and common law rights that may prevent other marks' registration and/or enforceability.   Again, the Company is not a law firm and cannot provide any legal advice.   Visitors on LegalForce Inc. websites including Trademarkia.com are requested to contact a registered trademark attorney in their local jurisdiction with whom they have a prior relationship or have a trusted referral from.  

4. Nature of Auto-Reminders Produced by LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com)

Upon user request, the Company may auto-publish and auto-remind users of trademark filings, once filings are made public by a government agency.  Such alerts are intended for informational purposes, and are based off of publicly available data provided by various government agencies.  The Company makes every effort to ensure that such auto-reminders comply fully with any federal and state anti-spam laws. 

5. Privacy Policy. The Company respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of the Company's current privacy policy can be found by clicking here. The Company's privacy policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

When you open an account to use or access certain portions of the Company's websites and/or service, you must complete the registration process by providing the complete and accurate information requested on the registration form. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use the account, username, or password of someone else at any time. You agree to notify the Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name or password. The Company shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Company, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else's use of your account or password.

6. Ownership. This Site is owned and operated by the Company. All right, title and interest in and to the materials provided on this Site, including but not limited to information, documents, logos, graphics, sounds, and images (the "Materials") are owned either by the Company or by its respective third party authors, developers, or vendors ("Third Party Providers"). Except as otherwise expressly provided by the Company or applicable third party providers, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, displayed, transmitted, or distributed in any way and nothing on this Site shall be construed to confer any license under any of the Company's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. See the "Legal Contact Information" below if you have any questions about obtaining such licenses. The Company does not sell, license, lease or otherwise provide any of the Materials other than those specifically identified as being provided by the Company.  Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by the Company.

7. Limited Permission to Download. The Company hereby grants you permission to download, view, copy and print the Materials on any single, stand-alone computer solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial use and provided that (i) the copyright and trademark notice appearing below appears in such Materials, (ii) the Materials are not used on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment and (iii) the Materials are not modified in any way. This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials. Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.

8. Links to Third Party Sites. This Site may contain links to Web sites controlled by parties other than the Company (the "Third Party Sites"). The Company works with a number of partners and affiliates whose sites are linked with the Company.  The Company is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the availability, the contents, the products, the services or the use of the Third Party Sites or any Web site accessed from a Third Party Site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Company makes no guarantees about the content or quality of the products or services provided by such sites. The Company is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Third Party Site. The Company is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Company of the Third Party Site. You acknowledge that you bear all risks associated with access to and use of content provided on Third Party Sites and agree that the Company  is not responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with a third party. You should contact the site administrator for the applicable Third Party Site if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on a Third Party Site.

9. Use of the Trademarkia Answers The Trademarkia Answers section of the website is a free peer-community forum.   The Company disclaims any and all liability for any comments, postings, or other material provided by users of Trademarkia Answers.  The Company makes no explicit or implied warranties regarding any of the comments, postings, or other material provided by users of Trademarkia Answers.  Furthermore, by using Trademarkia Answers, you explicitly agree to disclaim the Company from any and all liability arising from your use of Trademarkia Answers.  Visitors are encouraged to talk directly with a registered attorney to discuss their particular legal questions.

Rights and Responsibilities of the Company:

The Company does not screen or monitor any comments, postings, or other material provided by users of Trademarkia Answers, and no prior approval is required for posting. The Company disclaims all copyright and ownership in such works and all responsibility for them.

Although it cannot make an absolute guarantee of system security, The Company takes reasonable steps to maintain security. If you have reason to believe system security has been breached, contact us by E-MAIL for help.

If the Company's technical staff finds that files or processes belonging to a member pose a threat to the proper technical operation of the system or to the security of other members, the Company  reserves the right to delete those files or to stop those processes. If the Company's technical staff suspects a user name is being used by someone who is not authorized by the proper user, the Company may temporarily disable that user's access in order to preserve system security. In all such cases, the Company will contact the member as soon as feasible.

The Company  has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to (i) edit, redact, or otherwise change the content of any Forum and Trademarkia Answers posting, (ii) re-categorize any post to place it in a more appropriate category, or (iii) delete any post that is determined to be inappropriate, including but not limited to offensive language and advertisements.   However, the Company is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing or altering such material.

The Company reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to cancel user access at any time.

Rights and Responsibilities of Users or Other Posters to the "Answers":

You may use any of the Company's services, including but not limited to Trademarkia Answers, for lawful purposes only. You may not engage in any conduct that:

  • violates or infringes the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;
  • is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, obscene, pornographic, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions, or accounts of, sexual acts;
  • victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  • impersonates any person, licensed professional, business or entity, including our employees and agents;
  • contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
  • encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability;
  • offers, promotes or encourages betting or wagering prohibited by law;
  • violates these Terms of Use, guidelines or any policy posted on our services, or
  • interferes with the use of our Services by others;
  • causes damage or impairs our servers or network;
  • interferes with any other party's use and enjoyment of our Services; or
  • attempts to gain unauthorized access to our services, user accounts, computer systems or networks.

The Company may take any legal, disciplinary and technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms of Use.

10. NO WARRANTY. THE SITE AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY  EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE COMPANY  MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE, WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE OR IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

USE OF ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE COMPANY SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IF YOUR USE OF MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ANY COSTS THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site and the Materials.

13. Unsolicited Submissions. The Company does not want you to submit confidential or proprietary information to it through this Site, other than materials necessary for the utilization of legal services provided by attorneys and/or law firms advertising as part of the Company's Platform Licensee network.  All comments, feedback, information or material submitted to the Company through or in association with this Site, which is not for the purposes of soliciting legal services for an  attorney and/or law firm Platform Licensee, shall be considered non-confidential and the Company's property. By providing such submissions to the Company you hereby assign to the Company, at no charge, all worldwide right, title and interest in and to the submissions and any intellectual property rights associated therewith. The Company shall be free to use and/or disseminate such submissions on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the submissions that you provide, including their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and content.

14. Compliance with Intellectual Property Laws. When accessing the Company website(s), you agree to obey the law and you agree to respect the intellectual property rights of others. You use of the Service and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright, trademark and other intellectual property ownership. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content in violation of any third party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID.

The Company has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate removal of any content, article or materials that have infringed upon the rights of the Company or of a third party or that violate intellectual property rights generally. The Company's policy is to remove such infringing content or materials and investigate such allegations immediately.

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, and you would like the Company to remove the material in question, please contact the Legal Department.

15. Inappropriate Content. When accessing the Company website or using the Company's services, you agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that is (i) libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; or (c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services. The Company reserves the right to terminate or delete such material from its servers. The Company will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Use or of any applicable laws.

16. Compliance with Export Restrictions. You may not access, download, use or export the Site or Materials in violation of United States export laws or regulations, or in violation of any other applicable laws or regulations. You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority and to assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required. You acknowledge and agree that Materials are subject to the United States Export Administration Laws and Regulations and agree that none of the Materials, or any direct product therefrom, is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, nor be used for any prohibited purpose.

17. Children. Minors are not eligible to use the Site, and we ask that they do not submit any personal information to us.

18. Governing Law; Venue. By using this Site, you expressly agree that your rights and obligations shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its choice of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to or use of the Site or Materials shall be instituted in a state or federal court in California, and in the County of Santa Clara. You and the Company agree exclusively and irrevocably to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding. These terms of use expressly exclude and disclaim the terms of the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, which shall not apply to any transaction conducted through or otherwise involving this Site.

19. Agreement for Binding Arbitration.  The Company does not anticipate having any disagreements with you, the user, regarding usage of this Site.  But if any concerns about these matters arise, please notify us immediately. The Company would endeavor to resolve any disagreements in a fair and amicable manner. If it is not possible to resolve the disputes ourselves, then you and the Company both hereby agree that all disputes or claims between you and the Company of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to those relating to use of the Site or the quality or appropriateness of services offered by the Company, shall be resolved by binding arbitration before Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services ("JAMS"). The Company chooses arbitration because it is usually less expensive and quicker than litigation and will allow us to resolve our disputes privately.

You agree that, by entering into this Agreement, you and LegalForce, Inc. are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This Agreement evidences a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.  YOU AND LEGALFORCE INC. (TRADEMARKIA) AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and the Company agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

The arbitration shall be conducted by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services ("JAMS"). Subject to the preceding provisions agreed to by the parties contained herein, the arbitrator must decide all disputes in accordance with the chosen association’s rules and in accordance with California law, and shall have power and obligation to decide all matters submitted, including arbitrability and legal questions raised by pleading or summary judgment motions. In the event that any dispute or claim is determined not subject to arbitration by the arbitrator, all parties agree that their respective rights and obligations shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its choice of law rules. Furthermore, in the event that any dispute or claim is determined not subject to arbitration by the arbitrator, all parties agree that any and all legal action or proceedings shall be instituted in a state or federal court in California, and in the Counties of Santa Clara or San Francisco.

The Client understands that it is free to consult with other counsel about the wisdom of agreeing to arbitration or to any other term of this agreement before accepting it, and the Client agrees that it is voluntarily accepting this agreement.

20. Copyrights. All Site design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof, Copyright © 2008-2016, LegalForce, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

21. Trademarks. LegalForce Inc, Trademarkia, Trademarkia.com, the Trademarkia logo, all images and text, and all page headers, custom graphics and button icons are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of the Company. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

22. Acknowledgement. BY USING THE COMPANY'S SERVICES OR ACCESSING THE COMPANY'S WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.

23. Representation. The Company does not represent any clients as it is not a lawyer, law firm, legal services provider, or a legal referral service.   Clients form attorney/client relationships directly with law firms, which may include law firms which advertise on the Company's web properties.

24. Severability and Integration.  This contract and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on our Services constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Full Disclaimer.

LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) is not a lawyer, law firm, legal services provider, or a legal service, is not acting as your attorney, and is not a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The information provided in this site is not legal advice. LegalForce Trademarkia is a technology company who provides advertising services to attorneys and law firms who chose to advertise their services on Trademarkia websites. By using LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com), you agree to the following:

  • LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) is NOT substitutes for an attorney.
  • LegalForce Inc. (Trademarkia.com) cannot provide you with ANY legal advice. You are encouraged to consult with an attorney in your local geography for legal advice.
  • Prices, services, and workflows for trademark filings, patent filings, and services offered on LegalForce, Inc. websites are from attorney and law firm Platform Licensees on Trademarkia web properties.
  • LegalForce, Inc. will inform you of these relationships prior to payment of services, and will be subject to a conflict check and acceptance of representation by a law firm advertising on LegalForce, Inc.
  • No attorney-client privilege is created with LegalForce, Inc.
  • I have been informed of the services provided by law firms and attorneys advertising on LegalForce, Inc. and the cost of these services.
  • I may obtain information regarding free or low-cost legal representation through a local bar association or legal aid foundation and I may also contact local law enforcement, a district attorney or a legal foundation if I believe that I have been a victim of fraud, the authorized practice of law or any other injury.
  • LegalForce, Inc. does not, and is not permitted to engage in the practice of law including providing any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation to a consumer about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.
  • Any legal products and/or services provided by attorney and law firm Platform Licensees on LegalForce Trademarkia are conducted at the sole discretion of the respective attorney and/or law firm. I understand that LegalForce, Inc. and its web properties including Trademarkia.com have no control or involvement in the legal services provided by attorney and law firm Platform Licensees, including but not limited to, legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.
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