Terms & Conditions
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Last Modified: 04/18/2014
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

Welcome to Bruce Stone website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms"), which governs Bruce Stone"s relationship with you in relation to this website and services, if any, offered through this website. Bruce Stone reserves the right to update the Terms at any time without notice. By using this website, you acknowledge and agree to these limitations as set forth. The term 'Bruce Stone' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose office is located at 8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1300, IN 46240, USA. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Description of Services
Bruce Stone provides you with access to a variety of our resources ("Services") including but not limited to features designed to allow for communication with our professionals and staff to facilitate filing of intellectual property applications. All Bruce Stone Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new web properties, are subject to these terms and conditions.

Billing
Bruce Stone LLP will extend all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of billing throughout the Bruce Stone website. However, should billing errors occur, you hereby grant Bruce Stone LLP a reasonable amount of time to identify and correct the error, not to exceed 90 days from the date of written notice identifying the billing error. By using the Bruce Stone website you expressly consent to Bruce Stone LLP adjusting, without prior notice, any insufficient payments made by you to reflect the cost of actual services rendered. Your consent includes authorizing subsequent processing of credit card transactions to cover insufficient payment. Additionally, you agree to provide Bruce Stone with any information or authorization required to process a subsequent payment.


Agreement to Maintain Client Files in Electronic Format Only
In the event that Bruce Stone LLP sends you confirmation that it shall represent you, Bruce Stone or its attorneys may send you documents, correspondence, and other information. These copies will be your file copies. Please retain them. Bruce Stone LLP will also keep the information in electronic format in our office, which will be our file. You hereby agree to the use of electronic only file formats in relation to your client files and waive any claims regarding attorney duties of competence, diligence, and communication in relation to storage of client files in electronic format. When Bruce Stone LLP has completed all the legal work necessary for your case, we will close our file and return original hardcopy documents to you if any. Bruce Stone LLP will then store the electronic files for approximately 3 years. We will destroy any files after that period of time unless you instruct us in writing within 3 months of the start of the attorny client relationship to keep your file longer.

Use of Content
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. Use of any content (documents, forms, graphics, logos, software, forums, etc.) is for informational and non-commercial use only. You may not modify any content, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, post on any network, broadcast in any media or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Services unless expressly permitted by Bruce Stone LLP. Elements of Bruce Stone LLP websites are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. In addition, the Bruce Stone Logo and the terms "Bruce Stone" are US Federally Registered Trademarks and owned by Mr. Joseph Bruce who can be contacted at 8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1300, IN 46240, USA. Content other than that belonging to Bruce Stone LLP is licensed or otherwise published by Bruce Stone LLP with the permission of the owner of the material or under the grant of a public use license. All rights in such materials are reserved to the respective owners.

Limits of Liability
Bruce Stone LLP makes NO warranties or guarantee as to the accuracy, timelines, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose due to the continuously changing requirements and regulations governing Intellectual Property in various countries. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements. Bruce Stone also does not guarantee or warranty any services provided by this website will be uninterrupted, error-free, or that the site or the server that hosts the site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. In no event shall Bruce Stone, its agents, or anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production, or delivery of these pages, be liable for any direct, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use of this website or any linked site.

Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use these Services to obtain Intellectual Property to which you are not legally permitted. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Bruce Stone LLP website, or interfere with any other party's use of the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, computer systems or networks connected to any Bruce Stone LLP server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services. Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

Governing Law and Jurisdiciton
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the State of California of the United States. Both parties agree to submit the dispute to meditation before initiating any litigation. Both parties are obligated to participate in mediation initiated by the other party. Should any party fail to participate in mediation, that party shall lose the right to seek attorneys fees in any litigation and the other party shall have the right to be compensated for any costs, including attorneys fees, etc. resulting from the breach. If both parties cannot reach an agreement as the result of mediation, the parties irrevocably submit the dispute to the exclusive jurisdiction of San Francisco, California Courts for determination of disputes arising from using this website or services.

No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship
The materials offered on and through this Site have been prepared by Bruce Stone LLP for informational purposes only. These materials are believed to be accurate, but should not be relied upon or perceived as legal advice. Legal advice may be obtained only after establishment of an attorney-client relationship and full disclosure of all relevant facts and circumstances. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Do not send Bruce Stone or any person at Bruce Stone LLP confidential information until you speak with one of our attorneys and get authorization to send that information to us.

Statement of Ethical Compliance
In some jurisdictions, THIS SITE MIGHT BE CONSIDERED AN ADVERTISEMENT. We do not intend this Site to be advertising. We have attempted to design this Site to comply with applicable law and do not intend to conduct any activity that would constitute the unauthorized practice of law or otherwise fail to comply with the applicable law of any jurisdiction. Our attorneys are only licensed to practice law in the jurisdictions indicated in their individual profiles.

Listing of practice areas, practice descriptions, representatives matters, professional and educational backgrounds, and other information herein does not constitute or imply a representation of certification of specialization.

Our firm's principal offices are located in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., and the contact attorney for this Site is Joseph A. Bruce.

Links to Third-Party Resources
This Site, the information, listings, and links contained herein, are provided only as a convenience to you. Third-party resources that may be accessed through or with links from this Site are not under the control of Bruce Stone LLP. Bruce Stone LLP is not responsible for the content of any of these third-party resources. The inclusion of any link on this Site does not imply and should not be perceived as a recommendation, approval, or endorsement of that site by Bruce Stone LLP. Bruce Stone LLP has not tested any software or information which may be found on any listed or linked sites and therefore cannot and does not make any representation regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any information or software found therein. There are inherent dangers in the use of any information or software found on the Internet, and you should understand that there are risks in retrieving any software or relying on any information obtained through the Internet.

No Warranties
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS." BRUCE STONE LLP MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR CLAIMS OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Notwithstanding the above, some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, and, accordingly, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability
Your use of this Site is at your own risk. The content and structure of this Site and these Terms and Conditions may be changed, improved, or updated without notice. Use of this Site after the implementation of any such change constitutes acceptance of the change. Bruce Stone LLP is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of this site or for damages arising from the use or performance of this site under any circumstances.

E-mail and Web Site Contacts
Any information sent to Bruce Stona via Internet e-mail or through the Site is not secure communication and any such transmission is on a non-confidential basis. The transmission of the Site, in whole or in part, and/or communication with Bruce Stone or its attorneys via Internet e-mail through this Site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between Bruce Stone LLP or its attorneys and any recipient.

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana.

Trademark Notice Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Site without the prior written permission of Bruce Stone LLP. Bruce Stone LLP claims no right of ownership in any trademarks displayed on this Site except that of the Bruce Stone name and logo.

Copyright Notice
© 2014 Bruce Stone LLP. All rights reserved. Bruce Stone LLP is the copyright owner of everything on this Site, and no material from this Site may be copied, reproduced, downloaded, uploaded, displayed, sold, published, posted, transmitted, distributed, incorporated into another work, or otherwise exploited in any way without the prior written consent of Bruce Stone LLP; provided, however, that you may download one copy of material displayed on the Site for non-commercial use only by you or your organization. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on downloaded material. The modification or use of the materials appearing on this site for any other purpose is a violation of trademark, copyright, and other proprietary rights owned by Bruce Stone LLP.

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