Intellectual Property Notice

Intellectual Property Notice

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NOTICE, which, together with the Terms of Use, the Payments, Refunds & Forfeitures and Privacy Policies and the Disclaimer contained in this Website, govern the relationship between Layman’s Lawyer LLP and you in relation to our Website. If you disagree with any part of this Intellectual Property Notice, please do not use our Website.

Terms capitalized herein but not defined shall have the same meaning as given in the Terms of Use, Payments, Refunds & Forfeitures and Privacy Policies or in the Disclaimer contained in this Website.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to contradict or override anything contained in the Terms of Use, Payments, Refunds & Forfeitures and Privacy Policies or the Disclaimer contained in this Website. In case there is a contradiction, the interpretation of Layman’s Lawyer LLP shall be final and binding.

Intellectual Property Ownership: This Website and its Contents are the Intellectual Property (‘IP’) of Layman’s Lawyer LLP. All the Contents of this Website, including but not limited to any copyrightable materials and / or designs, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain names, domain name registrations, publications, databases, etc. are the sole and exclusive IP of Layman’s Lawyer LLP and all right, title and interest in and to all proprietary IP lies with Layman’s Lawyer LLP, being the sole owner thereof. The Website, including all components, is protected by Indian and international copyright laws as a collective work and / or a compilation, and Layman’s Lawyer LLP owns a copyright in the selection, arrangement and enhancement of the information.

IP Claim on Users’ Uploads / Submissions: By uploading content to or submitting any materials for use on the Website, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe.

License to Use: Except as expressly provided in this IP Notice or elsewhere in this Website, nothing contained herein shall be construed to confer upon any user any license, title or right, by implication or otherwise, to use any part of the IP of Layman’s Lawyer LLP contained in this Website. The Content and the Website is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks or other proprietary rights and laws, which rights are valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed, and all use of the Content and / or the Website shall be in accordance with such rights and the terms of this IP Notice.

Acknowledgement: Any Content copied from the Website must be accompanied by acknowledgement of ownership of the IP of the relevant extract. Except with our express written permission, distribution or commercial exploitation of any of the Content of our Website is prohibited.

Infringement: Any unauthorized redistribution, reproduction or misuse of any part or all of the Contents of this Website in any form, or reusing or circulating information from this Website to any third party without prior written authorization from Layman’s Lawyer LLP, shall be construed to be an infringement of the IP rights of Layman’s Lawyer LLP. Users of the Website are also contractually prohibited from creating derivative works based on the Content / Website, or from using the Content for the purpose of enhancing competing works. Infringement of the IP may attract such penalties and remedies as may be legally available to Layman’s Lawyer LLP.

No Endorsement: Any links contained in the Content to another website should not be constructed to imply that the linked website is in any way affiliated or associated with the Website or Layman’s Lawyer LLP, or that Layman’s Lawyer LLP is legally authorized to use any trade mark, trade name, service mark, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other websites.

Treatment of Third Party IP: We at Layman’s Lawyer LLP respect intellectual property rights of every person and actively support protection of all intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, etc. The Content on this Website is original and has been completely and independently developed by Layman’s Lawyer LLP. To the best of our knowledge, no intellectual property rights of any other person have been infringed. However, in the unlikely event that any infringement of any third party intellectual property is brought to our notice, however unintentional, Layman’s Lawyer LLP is committed to removing the infringing products from the Website within the shortest time possible. We also aim to respond to clear notices of alleged intellectual property infringement within the shortest possible time.

Notification relating to Infringement of IP: If you believe in good faith that any material posted on the Website infringes the copyright or any other proprietary or intellectual property rights of a person, then you are requested to bring the matter to the attention of Layman’s Lawyer LLP by sending an e-mail to admin@thelaymanslawyer.com. Your e-mail should give a clear and concise description of the alleged infringement, and should include the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other proprietary or intellectual property rights;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other proprietary or intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing the said copyrighted work or other proprietary or intellectual property is located on our Website;
  4. your permanent and correspondence address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or proprietary or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on behalf of the said copyright or proprietary or intellectual property owner;
  7. brand name (in case of trademark infringement);
  8. details of the proprietary or intellectual property being infringed (provide copyrighted images or trademark certificates as attachments)

Exceptions: If any open source software is used by Layman’s Lawyer LLP at any point of time, such use shall not be considered an infringement of any intellectual property rights by Layman’s Lawyer LLP.

Miscellaneous: No proprietary or IP of Layman’s Lawyer LLP is subject to any lien, encumbrances, outstanding injunction, judgment, order, decree, ruling or charge of which Layman’s Lawyer LLP has received notice. Layman’s Lawyer LLP has not, knowingly, infringed upon or otherwise violated intellectual property rights of any third party. No action, suit, proceedings, hearing, investigation, charge, complaint, claim or demand in respect of any of our IP is going on or has been initiated before any forum, law enforcing authority or court of law that challenges the legality, validity, enforceability, registrations, use or ownership of any proprietary IP.

No Malicious Codes: To the best of the knowledge of Layman’s Lawyer LLP, no commercial IP belonging to us contains any back door, drop dead device, time bomb, Trojan Horse, virus or worm (as such terms are commonly understood in the software industry) or any other harmful code designed or intended to have, or capable of performing, any of the following functions:

  1. disrupting, disabling, harming, otherwise materially impeding in any manner the operation of, or providing unauthorized access to, a computer system or network or other device; or
  2. damaging, destroying or preventing access to any data or file without the user consent.


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