TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. THESE TERMS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT TO THIS INTERNET SITE (“SITE”). BY USING THIS SITE, YOU INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, THEN DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

Information on this website is provided as a service to the public. The information is not and should not be considered to be legal advice. It is merely intended to be informational and to be used as a resource. When confronted with legal issues you should endeavor to consult with someone who has the particular expertise necessary to provide meaningful advice in the area of law most directly related to your particular situation.

No attorney-client relationship is established by submitting forms, making calls, dialoguing, or making or engaging in any communication to or with Graham IP Law or any of its attorneys, staff, or representatives, or by using the Site. The information on this Site is not intended to create and using it does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon information on this site or any communication arising from use of this Site without seeking professional counsel. Such information is provided on a blind-basis, without any knowledge as to the reader’s industry, identity, needs or specific circumstances. The application and impact of relevant laws will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and case to case. There may also be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in information contained in this Site. The information on this Site is provided with the explicit understanding that it does not constitute the rendering of any legal, accounting, tax, career or other professional advice or service. Your use of this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship. Information on this Site should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with a professional advisor.

Material contained on this Site may be considered advertising under the professional rules of conduct. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide to retain counsel or information in any matter involving our practice, feel free to ask us to provide you written information about our qualifications and experience.

Graham IP Law may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Site at any time for any reason, without notice or cost. The Site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.

By using this Site, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the owner(s) and operator(s) of Graham IP Law from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that alleges injury, damage or harm in whole or in part arising from the provision by you of information from, or claimed to be from, this Site, or that in any way arises from your use of this Site or information provided by this Site in violation of these terms.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFORMATION

This Site and all the information it may show, display, contain or refer to including, but not limited to, data, articles, memoranda, biographical data, bulletins, reports, press releases, court opinions, statutes, laws, rules, regulations, text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, service marks and/or logos, and any/all other information stated herein (collectively, the “Content,” and exclusive of any/all properties and/or rights owned by third parties) is the exclusive property of Graham IP Law and is protected from unauthorized copying, use, and/or dissemination by U.S. Copyright law, patent law, trademark law, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws and protections, including, but not limited to, laws that protect against use, misuse, misappropriation, appropriation, or any other unauthorized use of names, images, likenesses, personalty, privacy and/or any other aspects of any person or their rights, interests, or properties, including that of any person employed by, affiliated with, or in any way associated or connected with or referenced in this Site or Graham IP Law. Certain of the trademarks and logos displayed on the site may be owned by third parties. Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any part of this Site or any Content displayed on this Site, through the use of framing or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the owner(s) or operator(s) of Graham IP Law or any third party that may own or claim to own any trademark, copyright, patent, or other rights embodied in or related to any material displayed on this Site. To seek permission to republish any Content please contact us.

 

Subject to your full compliance with these terms and conditions, visitors to this site are authorized and welcome to view the Content, make a single copy of it, and print that copy, but only for your own lawful, personal, noncommercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content, and provided that no part of the Content is copied, modified or used in any way not authorized by this Site or contrary to any law or regulation in any country. If additional rights are sought it is necessary to first contact Graham IP Law as provided for on this Site.

PAYMENTS TO GRAHAM IP LAW

        Graham IP Law provides, by way of Invoices supplied via this site and otherwise, a convenient and expeditious 

way for its clients and others to render payment to the firm for services rendered or to be rendered and for expenses, third party charges (such as expert or other witness fees and expenses, investigators, discovery ), and other outlays advanced or expenses to be incurred on behalf of clients.  This is a common and efficacious way of facilitating the provision of legal and other services to clients, which helps maintain the viability of our firm as an ongoing business, able to continue indefinitely the provision of legal and other services to our clients.  Unless otherwise agreed, all payments made to our firm are nonrefundable, whether made for services rendered and/or fees/expenses advanced, as a retainer against future charges, or for services to be rendered or fees/expenses to be advanced, or otherwise, regardless of the circumstance or conditions. To this end, we pledge to continuously and diligently make our best reasonable efforts to provide the highest quality legal services to all clients consistent with applicable ethical and other standards, rules, laws, or regulations governing the practice of law.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE OWNER(S) AND OPERATOR(S) OF GRAHAM IP LAW DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, GRAHAM IP LAW DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS CORRECT, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR- FREE; OR (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

RESPONSES TO ONLINE REQUESTS

From time to time, Graham IP Law may offer to provide information or materials via email or otherwise to interested persons. Subject to any lawful requirement, Graham IP Law reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to reject or not respond to any request for any information or materials, or to discontinue the provision of any information, service, product, or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE OWNER(S) OR OPERATOR(S) OF GRAHAM IP LAW BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES OR FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, HARM, OR INJURY THAT MAY OR, ARE ALLEGED TO, RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF THE OWNER(S) AND/OR OPERATOR(S) OF GRAHAM IP LAW HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO USER OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY/ALL DAMAGES, INJURIES, HARM, LOSSES OR ANY CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE EXCEED $1.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

Graham IP Law makes no representation that information on this Site is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this Site from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

This Site may contain links to third-party sites. These links are provided to you only as a convenience. Such linked sites are not under the control of Graham IP Law and Graham IP Law is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Graham IP Law of the site, and the owner(s) and operator(s) of Graham IP Law shall have no responsibility for information which is referenced by or linked to this Site.

SUBMISSIONS TO GRAHAM IP LAW AND AFFILIATED SERVERS

Information, including but not limited to remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other submissions, communicated to Graham IP Law through this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship or confidential relationship between you and Graham IP Law, unless an attorney-client relationship is expressly stated to exist, in writing, or is imposed by operation of law under the circumstances. Absent written agreement or operation of law, any electronic communication between you and Graham IP Law using this site will not be privileged or confidential; may be disclosed to other persons; and may not be secure. Therefore, you should not send any email or submit any form to Graham IP Law that contains confidential or sensitive information without first ensuring the existence of an attorney-client relationship consented to by all parties. Further, all information submitted to Graham IP Law is the exclusive property of Graham IP Law. Graham IP Law is entitled to use any information submitted to the firm for any purpose, without restriction (except as stated in the Privacy Policy) or compensation to the person sending the submission. The user acknowledges and warrants the originality, lawful, and non-infringing nature of any information, submission, or information communicated to Graham IP Law and accepts responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness, and legality.

ENFORCEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These Terms are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Tennessee, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.

All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in the English language in Knox County, Tennessee, U.S.A. under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall appoint as sole arbitrator a retired judge who presided in the State of Tennessee. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding this, application may be made to any court for a judicial acceptance of the award or order of enforcement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Graham IP Law shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, other equitable remedies and/or damages from the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern  District of Tennessee or any other court of competent jurisdiction for the infringement of any intellectual property assets.

If any part of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Graham IP Law may, at their sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.

 

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This is the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by a new posting by Graham IP Law, as described above.