IP & Trademarks

1. INTRODUCTION

This Policy sets out rules and guidance for all organisations, individuals, clients, customers and any and all agents, contractors, or other third parties working with or on behalf of the Psittacus Ltd (“Representatives”) regarding trademarks (registered and unregistered).
Psittacus Ltd is committed to the protection of its trademarks, whether registered or unregistered. This Policy aims to ensure the protection and enforcement of trademarks belonging to Psittacus Ltd, and to ensure that all Representatives working with or on behalf of Psittacus Ltd respect the trademarks and their usage.

2. SCOPE OF POLICY

2.1 Trademarks represent valuable intellectual property rights and are a key asset to Psittacus Ltd. This applies equally to registered trademarks and to unregistered trademarks.
2.2 This Policy applies to all Representatives of Psittacus Ltd. All Representatives are expected to comply with this Policy at all times.
2.3 A trademark is any word, name, symbol, logo, device, or any combination thereof, used to distinguish the goods or services of one party from those provided by other parties and to indicate the source of those goods or services. Trademarks may be registered or unregistered.
2.4 This Policy applies to all trademarks belonging to the Psittacus Ltd and to the use by the Representatives of trademarks belonging to Psittacus Ltd during the course of their work.

3. USING TRADEMARKS

3.1 The use of Psittacus Ltd registered trademarks in sales and marketing materials, keyword searches or for any other purpose is strictly forbidden unless prior consent is sought from Psittacus Ltd.
3.2 If consent is granted by Psittacus Ltd for the usage of their registered trademarks, they should be accompanied by the notice shown below.
3.3 For Psittacus Ltd registered trademarks, the following notice should be applied:
® or “Registered trademark of Psittacus Ltd”.

4. NOTIFYING TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

4.1 All Representatives should be aware of trademark infringement.
4.2 A registered trademark may be infringed if:

  1. A person uses, in the course of trade, a sign which is identical to the trademark in relation to goods or services which are identical to those for which the trademark is registered.
  2. A person uses, in the course of trade, a sign/word/logo which is identical to the trademark in relation to goods or services which are similar to those for which the trademark is registered or uses a sign/word/logo which is similar in relation to goods or services which are identical or similar and there exists a likelihood of confusion on the part of the public (including a likelihood of association with the trademark).
  3. A person uses, in the course of trade, in relation to goods or services (whether identical, similar, or not similar), a sign/word/logo which is identical or similar to the trademark, where the trademark has a reputation in the UK and the use of the sign/word/logo takes unfair advantage of, or is detrimental to, the distinctive character or repute of the trademark.

4.3 If Psittacus Ltd suspects or becomes aware of any infringement by a third party of any registered or unregistered trademarks (or any other intellectual property rights) owned by them, Psittacus Ltd will immediately have issued an order to cease infringing action(s) against all Psittacus Ltd registered or unregistered trademarks (or any other intellectual property rights)
4.4 An order will be issued to deliver up or destroy all infringing materials with immediate effect

5. REQUESTS TO USE COMPANY TRADEMARKS

5.1 If Psittacus Ltd receives any request from a Representative or from an external third party, to use or reproduce any trademark (registered or otherwise) belonging to Psittacus Ltd, that request must be referred to the Company’s Trademark Officer, Chris Aitken (CEO) on info@psittacus.systems
5.2 No employees or Representatives other than the Company’s Trademark Officer, Chris Aitken (CEO), should negotiate any trademark assignments or licences on the Company’s behalf.
5.3 Psittacus Ltd shall keep full records of any and all such requests along with any assignments made or licences granted in response.

6. IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY

This Policy shall be deemed effective as of 01/12/2020. No part of this Policy shall have retroactive effect and shall thus apply only to matters occurring on or after this date.