Schoolhouse Market's Trademark Guidelines
We here at Schoolhouse Market support and encourage ideas, services, and tools that use and supplement the Schoolhouse Market services; however, we are also serious about protecting our reputation and brand identity. To help us achieve this goal, we have created these guidelines to help Schoolhouse Market members, and others refer to us or our services without compromising the strength of our trademarks or our brand identity. In other words, these guidelines only concern the use of Schoolhouse Market’s intellectual property (for example, the use of the term “Schoolhouse Market” or 'Ideas Worth Sharing™"). For issues regarding any intellectual property which is not exclusively owned by Schoolhouse Market, LLC. please refer to Schoolhouse Market’s Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.
A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device (or a combination thereof) that identifies the goods or services of a person or company and distinguishes them from the goods and services of others. The word “Schoolhouse Market™” and other Schoolhouse Market graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names (together, the “Schoolhouse Market Marks”) are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Schoolhouse Market, LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Why must Schoolhouse Market protect the Schoolhouse Market Marks? Schoolhouse Market must be to able assure Internet users and others that only the services offered, sponsored, or endorsed by Schoolhouse Market actually bear the Schoolhouse Market Marks. Trademark law requires that we not only protect against improper use of the Schoolhouse Market Marks, but also protect against the use of confusingly similar marks.
Using the Schoolhouse Market Marks
In order for you to help us protect the Schoolhouse Market Marks, we ask the following:
Do make fair use of Schoolhouse Market’s Marks. Schoolhouse Market supports free speech and you do not need permission to make legitimate commentary about Schoolhouse Market, the company, or Schoolhouse Market’s services.
Do distinguish the Schoolhouse Market Marks from surrounding text by, for example, capitalizing the first letter of the Schoolhouse Market Marks.
Do spell the Schoolhouse Market Marks properly.
Do not say things about Schoolhouse Market you know are not true.
Do not incorporate the Schoolhouse Market Marks or a confusingly similar mark into, for example, the name of your business, organization, non-profit organization, event, or trademark.
Do not remove, alter, distort or modify the Schoolhouse Market Marks, including adding other terms to the Schoolhouse Market Marks to create new words.
Do not use the Schoolhouse Market Marks or a confusingly similar mark in a way that falsely implies a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by Schoolhouse Market, LLC. or that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest information comes from, or represents the views or opinions of Schoolhouse Market, LLC. or an Schoolhouse Market employee.
Do not, without prior permission, use the Schoolhouse Market Marks in a product.
Do not use any trademarks, service marks, trade dress, designs or logos that are confusingly similar to the Schoolhouse Market Marks or the look and feel of the Schoolhouse Market website.
Do not use the Schoolhouse Market Marks in any way or on any website that contains or promotes adult content, gambling, or otherwise violates applicable law or regulation.
Do not use the Schoolhouse Market Marks in a manner that is in Schoolhouse Market’s sole opinion misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, tarnishing, obscene or otherwise objectionable to School House Market.
School House Market reserves the right to alter these policies at any time.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
"Schoolhouse Market has adopted the following policy toward copyright and intellectual property infringement in accordance with U.S. intellectual property laws and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf).
If a work (including images of characters contained in the work) is under copyright, you will need to obtain permission from the copyright owner in order to use any or all of the work in your product or service. Here are some helpful links to help you determine if a work is under copyright in the United States: “When U.S. Works Pass into the Public Domain” and “Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States”.
Certain works are not under copyright and can be used in a product or material for free and without permission. Such works include but are not limited to documents in the public domain, such as works that were published before 1923, and federal government documents.
Procedure for Reporting Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringements
If you believe that material or a product residing on or accessible through the School House Market website or services infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right, you must send a notice of the alleged infringement to the School House Market designated agent (“Designated Agent”) listed at the end of this policy. Your notice to the Designated Agent must include the following information:
1. Identification, in sufficient detail, of the product or material being infringed upon. Please include information regarding the location of the infringing product or material so that School House Market is capable of verifying its existence. For a listing on the School House Market website, please provide the item number. For an allegation of a patent infringement, please provide a patent number;
2. Contact information about the owner of the product or material being infringed upon;
3. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the infringing product or material is not authorized by the intellectual property or copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
4. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information you are providing is accurate and that you are authorized to provide the notice on behalf of the intellectual property or copyright owner; and
5. A physical or electronic signature.
Removal of Infringing Material
Schoolhouse Market may act expeditiously, in its sole discretion, to respond to a notice to its Designated Agent by (1) removing or disabling access to material claimed to be infringing; and (2) removing and discontinuing any or all service to repeat offenders.
If Schoolhouse Market removes or disables access in response to a notice, Schoolhouse Market will make a good-faith attempt to contact the alleged infringing party so that they may make a counter-notice.
If you materially misrepresent that a product or material is infringing, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees). Contact an attorney for legal advice before contacting Schoolhouse Market.
Procedure to Supply a Copyright Counter-Notice
If you believe that your product or material that was removed or disabled is not infringing, you must send a counter-notice to the Designated Agent, pursuant to 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Do not re-list or reactivate the product or material yourself. Your counter-notice to the Designated Agent must include the following information:
1. Identification, in sufficient detail, of the product or material that has been removed or disabled.
2. Contact information about the owner of the product or material;
3. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the product or material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the product or material;
4. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information you are providing is accurate and that you are authorized to provide the notice; and
5. A physical or electronic signature.
The removed or disabled product or material may be restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at Schoolhouse Market's discretion.
Please contact Schoolhouse Market to submit notifications of claimed infringement and copyright counter-notices.