Terms of Use

  1. DESCRIPTION
  2. The Office of the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) Unit of the Patent and Trademark Office of the Department of Commerce administers and sponsors the United States Intellectual Property Rights (USIPR) Training Database Website (Website). Program sponsors provide information about the IPR activities included in the Website.

  3. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
  4. OPIA permits access to the Website subject to the following Terms of Use ("Terms"), which may be updated from time to time without notice. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time by clicking the “Terms of Use” link within the Website. In addition, when using the Website, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms.

  5. USER/MEMBER CONDUCT
  6. You agree to not use the Website to:

    1. post any material, or links to any material, which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law;

    2. Sponsors are the federal agencies who sponsor ip programs and will be responsible for posting this information into the database.post any copyrighted material without the express permission of the copyright holder, unless such copyright is owned by you;

    3. post any advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or solicitations;

    4. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Website; or

    5. interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website.

  7. CONTENT SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE WEBSITE
  8. Any information posted on the Website expresses only the views of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of these forums or any person or entity associated with them. OPIA monitors the content of the Website. We have the ability to edit and/or remove objectionable information. Any user who believes that posted information is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately. Upon receipt of such notification, we will make every effort to take such action as we deem necessary within a reasonable period of time. Since this is a manual process, you are advised that we may not be able to remove or edit particular postings immediately.

  9. INDEMNITY
  10. OPIA reserves the right to edit or delete any message for any reason whatsoever, at our sole discretion. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of your postings, and that you will indemnify and hold harmless the U.S. Government, the U.S. Department of Commerce, OPIA, the website developer, program sponsors and their agents and employees with respect to any claim based upon the appearance and/or transmission of your message(s).

  11. MODIFICATIONS TO WEBSITE
  12. OPIA reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

  13. LINKS
  14. The Website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because OPIA has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that OPIA is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that OPIA shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content available on or through any such site or resource.

Linking Policy

Links from USIPR.GOV Web pages to other sites: We provide limited external links solely for our readers’ information and convenience. When readers select a link to an external Web site, they are leaving the USIPR.GOV site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors