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COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY

Last Updated: 2021-07-19


Notification of Copyright Infringement:


MatchSquare, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, “MatchSquare”) respect the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.

It is MatchSquare’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, MatchSquare will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the MatchSquare and/or MatchSquare subsidiary or affiliated websites (the “Sites”) that are reported to MatchSquare’s Designated Agent, identified in the sample notice below.

If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Sites by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to MatchSquare’s Designated Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, MatchSquare will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Sites.


DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”)


Counter Notices:


One who has posted material that allegedly infringes a copyright may send MatchSquare a counter notice pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and 512(g)(3) of the DMCA. When MatchSquare receives a counter notice, MatchSquare will reinstate the material in question in not less than 10 and not more than 14 business days after MatchSquare receives the counter notice unless MatchSquare first receives notice from the copyright claimant that he/she has filed a legal action to restrain the allegedly infringing activity. To provide a counter notice to MatchSquare, please return the following form to MatchSquare’s Designated Agent. Please note that if you provide a counter notice, in accordance with the MatchSquare Privacy Policy located here and the terms of the DMCA, the counter notice will be given to the copyright claimant.


Counter Notice


Notification of Claimed Trademark Infringement:


If you are a trademark owner and you believe your trademark (the “Mark”) being used on the Site by a user in a way that constitutes trademark infringement, please note that MatchSquare is not in a position to mediate trademark disputes between users and trademark owners. Because of this, we strongly encourage trademark owners to resolve their disputes directly with the user who posted the content in question.

If you are unable to resolve your dispute directly, and you believe that the Mark is being used on the Site by a user in a way that constitutes trademark infringement, please provide MatchSquare’s Designated Agent (specified above) with the following information:

  1. Your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

  2. Information reasonably sufficient to permit MatchSquare to contact you or your authorized agent, including a name, mailing address, telephone number and, if available, an email address.

  3. Identification of the Mark(s) alleged to have been infringed, including (i) for registered Marks, a copy of each relevant federal trademark registration certificate or (ii) for common law or other Marks, evidence sufficient to establish your claimed rights in the Mark, including the nature of your use of the Mark, and the time period and geographic area in which the Mark has been used by you.

  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit MatchSquare to identify the use being challenged.

  5. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:

Upon receipt of notification of claimed trademark infringement as described above, MatchSquare will seek to confirm the existence of the Mark on the Sites, notify the registered user who posted the content including the Mark, and will within a reasonable time take action to remove or disable the Mark on the Sites.

One who has materials removed from the site in response to a notification of claimed trademark infringement will have the right to submit a counter-notification to MatchSquare within 10 business days. When MatchSquare receives a counter-notification, MatchSquare will reinstate the material in question within a reasonable period of time after MatchSquare receives the counter-notification. To provide a counter-notification to MatchSquare, please return the following form to MatchSquare’s Designated Agent. Please note that if you provide a counter-notification, in accordance with the MatchSquare Privacy Policy the counter-notification will be given to the claimant. A counter-notification must contain the following elements:


Counter-Notification


Notification of Other Intellectual Property (“IP”) Infringement:


If you believe that some other IP right of yours is being infringed by a user, please provide MatchSquare’s Designated Agent (specified above) with the following information:

  1. Your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

  2. Information reasonably sufficient to permit MatchSquare to contact you or your authorized agent, including a name, mailing address, telephone number and, if available, an email address.

  3. Identification of the IP alleged to have been infringed, including (i) a complete description or explanation of the nature of the IP, (ii) evidence that you own the IP in the relevant jurisdiction, including copies of relevant patents, registrations, certifications or other documentary evidence of your ownership, and (iii) a showing sufficient for MatchSquare to determine without unreasonable effort that the IP has been infringed;.

  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit MatchSquare to identify the use being challenged.

  5. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:

Upon receipt of notice as described above, MatchSquare will seek to confirm the existence of the IP on the Sites, notify the user who posted the content including the IP, and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including temporary or permanent removal of the IP from the Sites.