Intellectual Property

Coinfan is committed to helping people and organizations protect their intellectual property rights. The Coinfan Statement of Rights and Responsibilities does not allow posting content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.

Copyright

Copyright is a legal right that seeks to protect original works of authorship (ex: books, music, film, art). Generally, copyright protects original expression such as words or images. It does not protect facts and ideas, although it may protect the original words or images used to describe an idea. Copyright also doesn’t protect things like names, titles and slogans; however, another legal right called a trademark might protect those.

Trademark

A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (example: brand name, logo) that distinguishes the products or services offered by one person, group or company from another. Generally, trademark law seeks to prevent confusion among consumers about who provides or is affiliated with a product or service.

Coinfan can’t adjudicate disputes between third parties, and so is not in a position to act on trademark reports that require an in-depth trademark analysis or a real-world dispute outside of Coinfan. In these situations, rather than contacting Coinfan, you may want to reach out directly to the party that you believe is infringing your rights, or seek any resolution in court or by other judicial means.

If you’re sure you want to report content on Coinfan that you believe infringes your trademark, you can do so by completing emailing us :contact@coinfan.net with the subject ‘Infringement’ and content stating clearly where and when the claimed infringement took place. Please also state what right is being violated or infringed; Copyright, Trademark or other legal right?

Please note that submitting a claim of trademark infringement is a serious matter with potential legal consequences. Before you submit a report, you may want to send a message to the person who posted the content and resolve the issue with them directly. You may be able to resolve the issue without contacting Coinfan.

Remember, only the trademark owner or their authorized representative may file a report of trademark infringement. If you believe something on Coinfan infringes someone else’s trademark, you may want to let the rights owner know.

Please note that we regularly provide the rights owner’s name, your email and the details of your report to the person who posted the content you are reporting. This person may contact you with the information you provide. For this reason, you may wish to provide a valid generic business or professional email.

Updated 28 November 2017