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6.0 Disclaimer of Warranty
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7.0 Limitation of Liability
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8.0 Fair Use Guidelines for Use and Reference of IPParalegal Institute Trademarks
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Use of IPParalegal Institute logos
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Fair use of IPParalegal Institute trademarks
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General rules for proper reference to IPParalegal Institute product and service names
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- A product or service name should be used as an adjective qualifying a noun that is a generic description of the product or service. The product name should also be used in a singular form.
- Do not change the form or representation of the product name, including capitalization or punctuation.
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- Do not alter the approved IPParalegal Institute trademark.
- Do not create any new logo for the IPParalegal Institute or IPParalegal Institute product or service names.
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- Do not misspell or alter the letter cases when using the name IPParalegal Institute in text.
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- Do not connect your company name with IPParalegal Institute product or service names.
- Do not use the IPParalegal Institute trademark name for a product or service as a noun, or in the plural form.
- Do not misspell or incorrectly capitalize IPParalegal Institute trademarks.
- Always include the trademarked IPParalegal Institute name on the first usage.
9.0 Special Attributions
The listed trademarks of the following companies require marking and attribution:
- Adobe, the Adobe logo, PostScript, and the PostScript logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries.
- Intel, Intel logo, Intel Inside, Intel Inside logo, Intel Centrino, Intel Centrino logo, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
- Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
- UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
- Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.