Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection Policy

1.Overview

botskool.com respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we expect our users to do the same. Unauthorized use of another party’s materials and trademarks are dealt with severely on our website. 

 

2.IPR Protection

Listing of counterfeits, non-licensed replicas, or unauthorized products such as counterfeit designer garment, watches, handbags, sunglasses or other accessories is strictly prohibited on botskool.com. 

 

No products can be sold on botskool.com without the explicit permission from the intellectual property right holder. 

Branded products are permitted to be displayed and sold on botskool.com if a certificate of authorization has been issued by the brand owner. 

 

Postings of offers to sell or purchase replicas, counterfeits or other unauthorized items shall be subject to removal by botskool.com. Repeated postings of counterfeit or unauthorized items shall result in the immediate suspension of the offender’s Membership.

 

3.Repeat violations of our IPR policy may result in a range of actions, including:

 

  • Removal of listing(s) 
  • Posting restrictions of no more than 10 offers each day 
  • Account suspension 
  • Dissolution of Service Contract 

 

4.Infringement Claims

 

The following actions are used as a deterrent against infringement of IPR:   

 

  • Voluntary review and removal of listings that appear to offer counterfeit, non-licensed replicas or unauthorized items 
  • Prompt removal of listing(s) when an intellectual property infringement claim is filed by the trademark holder against any Member who displayed such listing(s) 
  • Written notification with appropriate reason(s) given to Members who have their product(s) removed on botskool.com for suspicion of infringing the IPR of others 
  • Written notification to Members whose listings are claimed to infringe on other’s IPR. Parties involved will have equal opportunities to respond to such charges. 
  • Termination, when appropriate, of the accounts of Members who are repeat offenders 
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With millions of Members trading on botskool.com each day, we expect each and every Member to behave responsibly. We appreciate the assistance given by all members to report any IPR infringement. 

 

We request those who assert claims of infringement to stand behind their claims. By submitting a report of alleged infringement to botskool.com, you agree to indemnify botskool.com against claims or damages arising from the removal of the listing.

 

botskool.com is also not an arbiter or judge of disputes about intellectual property rights. By taking down a listing, as a prudential matter, botskool.com is not endorsing a claim of infringement. Neither, in those instances in which botskool.com declines to take down a listing, is botskool.com determining that the listing is not infringing, nor is botskool.com endorsing the sale of goods in such cases.

 

5.How to report an alleged IPR infringement to botskool.com:

 

1. If you have a good faith belief that a listing on the Site infringes your copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property rights, you may visit our site at http://www.botskool.com/contact  to register an account for free and submit your claim online.  Alternatively, you may email ([email protected]) us. The completed Notice should specifically identify the member and each and every link which is claimed to be infringing your rights (specific URL).

 

2. Upon receipt of the aforesaid online submission or the Notice, we will promptly evaluate your complaint, and in cases where it is appropriate, we will expeditiously take down the listing referred to in your claim.

 

3. We will notify the member in writing of the removal of the claimed infringing product listing and provide the member with your contact information so that the member may contact you directly and with an opportunity to respond.

 

4. If the member objects to the removal of the alleged infringing product listing, the member may submit to us an appropriate counter-notice to dispute the claim. Upon receipt of such counter-notice, we may resume the member’s listing unless we receive notice from you that an action has been filed against the member in a court of competent jurisdiction for infringement of your intellectual property rights.