PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for considering the services of Minott Gore, P.A. (“Minott Gore,” “we,” “us,” “our”), a business and trademark law firm. Use of the Minott Gore website (“Website”), and any information distributed in conjunction with the Website, is offered subject to your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on the Website. Your use of the Website indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on the Website.  If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access or use our information, services, or Website.

The information contained in the Website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.  Users of the Website should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the Website without seeking appropriate legal and/or professional advice. The transmission and/or receipt of information on the Website is not intended to create an Attorney-Client relationship nor will the act of sending an email, inquiry or electronic submission through the Website to an attorney at Minott Gore, P.A. create an Attorney-Client relationship.

Client Engagement and Terms of Representation

By placing an order on the Website, you agree to the following terms of representation. Once your order is received, one of our attorneys will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your order details and obtain any additional information required to complete your documentation. Our representation is limited only to preparing the documentation requested and purchased through our Website. Our representation also includes one 30-minute telephone consultation call, one round of revisions, and standard electronic communications regarding your corporate documents, filings or submissions to the Division of Corporations or the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as applicable. Additional fees apply if we are requested to provide additional representation or legal services beyond the scope of your initial order. You will be notified of any circumstance where additional legal fees will apply.

Our primary means of communication with you will be via email.  You agree to provide us with a valid contact name, email address and telephone number for all correspondence concerning your order. You must promptly inform us of any changes to your contact name, email address or telephone number. While we will make reasonable attempts to contact you concerning your order, documentation or filings, we are not responsible for any missed deadlines or late filings due to delivery to an outdated email address.

In order to provide our service in a timely, professional manner, we expect prompt turn-around for any and all requested information or documentation, immediate and honest disclosure of any pertinent information that could materially affect the outcome of the matter we are working on, and timely payment of all invoices submitted for payment, as applicable.  In the event of non-payment of any outstanding balance due for additional legal services, we reserve the right to terminate our representation to the extent permitted by Florida Bar rules.

Advance Payments and Filing Fees

We require payment of professional service fees in advance of providing legal services. You agree to pay any applicable government filing fees or costs incurred in connection with your order and we will charge said fees or costs to the credit card on file unless you instruct us otherwise. You hereby agree to advance payment of professional service fees and the subsequent charge for government filing fees or costs. You will be notified of any filing fees or costs due in connection with your order before it is charged to your card or invoiced to you. We do not receive any portion of government filing fees. Filings fees may be paid directly to the applicable governmental entity (in which case said entity will appear as the Payee on your credit card or bank statement), or we may process the payment internally and pay the government on your behalf (in which case Minott Gore, P.A. will appear as the Payee on your credit card or bank statement).

Refunds

We will issue a refund or retain a credit on your behalf for another service only in the following circumstance: for trademark orders, if your trademark search report shows that your mark is unavailable and you elect not to proceed with a trademark application, we will refund the difference between the package price paid and the cost of the search ($325 for a Comprehensive Search). Once an order is placed, you have 48 hours within which to contact us to request cancellation of your order and a refund or credit for other service(s). All cancellation requests must be in writing.  Since we aim to deliver our services in a timely manner, our attorneys begin working as soon as we receive your order (for trademarks), or complete our consultation to obtain your order details (all other services). We are unable to issue refunds once our attorneys commence working on your matter.  Government filing fees are not refundable under any circumstance.

Please be advised that submission of an application to the government (e.g, for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, or for trademark registration with the USPTO) does not guarantee acceptance of your application. These decisions lie solely with the government and there are various reasons why an application may be not accepted. We shall not be held liable or accountable for applications not accepted by the government due to circumstances or information beyond our control.

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