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TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Creating Legally Compliant Listing
For Items You Offer For Sale


All of Us have an interest in confirming that the products advertised through the site are not counterfeit or in any other way infringe on the intellectual property rights of others.


If You are a BrokerBin member that lists products for sale, You are solely responsible for the description of the item and for the authenticity of that item.  If Your listing or product violates any BrokerBin policy, any regulation, rule or law, or is reported to Us by an owner of the intellectual property rights of the product or listing that the product or listing violates any rights of the intellectual property owner, the listing may be removed by Us and We may terminate Your membership.  If a complaint is made against You alleging that You have sold counterfeit product or have otherwise violated the Intellectual Property rights of others, we will allow you to explain Your version of the facts giving rise to the complaint made against You.  To help verify that the product and listing does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of the owner, BrokerBin has created an Intellectual Property Rights Owners Protection (“I PROP”) Program for any alleged violations of the property rights of others (See IPROP page 3 – for reporting suspected violations).  Even if You are not the owner of the intellectual property rights, but believe there may be a violation, please report any potential violations.  This Policy does not replace or supersede any other obligations You have as a Member of BrokerBin.


BrokerBin’s General Guidelines on Creating Legally Compliant Listings


The following are only general guidelines to help You create listings that don’t infringe on the intellectual property rights of others.  Those are only general guidelines that are not legal advice and are not to be construed as such.  If You have questions about whether Your product or listing infringes the intellectual property rights of others, You should contact the manufacturer of the product you are listing, or an intellectual property attorney.


Guidelines include:


  • Make sure what You are selling is authentic;


  • Your product must be authentic.  You must list only parts or products that are authentic.   You may not list any counterfeit products.  Legally it is no excuse to say that You did not know Your product was not authentic.  It is Your obligation to investigate Your source for the products You list and to ensure that all products You list are authentic;


  • It is Your responsibility as a Seller to make sure that products You list do not infringe the intellectual property rights of others.  If You are not sure the product You are listing is authentic, contact the intellectual property rights owner/manufacturer with any questions;


  • Use brand names and images appropriately;


  • Create your own content;


  • Contact the owner of the intellectual property before You create Your listing if You have any questions.


Use Brand Names Appropriately


When selling a brand name product, You may mention the brand, and You may include photos that You have taken or that You have permission to use.  Do not use the manufacturer’s text, images or logo unless you are authorized to do so.  Do not suggest You are an authorized dealer or re-seller if You are not.


Complaints

BrokerBin respects the intellectual property rights of others.  If You think that a listing or product on the site is a violation of Your intellectual property rights, including copy rights, trademark or is a counterfeit product, please follow our Intellectual Property Rights Owners Procedure for making claims of infringement.  


Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Violations of Intellectual Property

BrokerBin investigates and responds promptly to any complaint alleging violations of intellectual property rights.


If You believe that a listing or product on the site violates Your intellectual property rights, please follow the procedure immediately following this section to report an alleged violation.


OVERVIEW OF I PROP PROGRAM


BrokerBin created the I PROP program to help protect the intellectual property rights of Sellers and purchasing BrokerBin members.  The owners of intellectual property rights are ultimately responsible for protecting their intellectual property and We are not experts in the intellectual property rights of others.  We need your help in identifying those listings on products that You believe violate your intellectual property rights, or those of others.


Reporting a Listing to BrokerBin


If You believe that an item or listing infringes on your intellectual property rights, or those of someone else, please report the alleged infringement by completing and submitting an online notification form (Link).


You may instead submit a report in writing.  In order to analyze Your complaint, please provide the following information:


  • A signature of the person making the complaint alleging violation of the intellectual property rights of the owner of the intellectual property in directing that the person signing the report is authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property owner;

  • A description of the listing or product that you assert violates your intellectual property rights;

  • The mail address, phone number and email address for you;

  • Your statement that you have a good faith basis for asserting that there is a violation of the intellectual property rights of the owner.

BrokerBin’s agent for notice of claims of alleged violations of intellectual property rights may be reached at: Support@BrokerBin.com.


Legal Agreements

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