SoundSpark Legal

SOUND SPARK STUDIOS
Terms and Conditions of Service

Updated: January 20, 2020

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:

By using this Website SOUNDSPARKSTUDIOS.COM or the Services, you hereby record that you accept these terms and conditions of service. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE CEASE AND DESIST FROM USING THIS WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY!

I. The Provider. "Sound Spark Studios" is a sole proprietorship owned and operated by founder Jeremy C. Southgate, a resident of Massachusetts and citizen of the United States. Sound Spark Studios is the sole Provider for this Website and the Services.

II. Jurisdiction and Venue. This Website and the Services originate and are administered from Sound Spark Studios in the State of Massachusetts, United States of America. In the event of a dispute arrising in connection with either use of this Website or the Services, you agree that Massachusetts is the proper venue for any mediation, arbitration, or adjudication. You submit yourself to personal jurisdiction in Massachuetts and waive any objections to the foregoing.

III. Principal "Services"

SOUND SPARK STUDIOS
Media Production Studio & Music Label
http://soundsparkstudios.com/music

SOUND STREAM
Media Distribution/Streaming
http://soundstream.io

SOUND GEAR
Audio/Technology Windowshop
http://soundgear.io

SOUND SPARK DESIGN
Design Studio
http://soundsparkstudios.com/design

SOUND SPARK STUDIOS AWARDS
Product Recommendations
http://sparkawards.io

SPARK ID
Identity Management
http://sparkid.org

SPARK NEWS
Current Events
http://spark.news

SPARK SQUARE
Marketplace
http://sparksquare.io

SPARK ART
Gallery
http://sparkart.gallery

PORTUS
Internet Search & Widgets
http://portus.io

IV. No Warranty. Sound Spark Studios provides this Website and the Services 'as is' and 'at will.' No warranty, unless required by law, is expressed or implied as to the functionality, reliability, or fitness to fulfill expectations concerning the provider, this Website, and the Services. The provider may alter or discontinue any of the Services at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.

V. Privacy.

This Privacy Notice and policy is incorporated herein.

VI. Intellectual Property

A. Statement on Intllectual Property.

Sound Spark Studios respects the intellectual property of others. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Questions or concerns respecting intellectual property may be e-mailed to legal@soundsparkstudios.com.

B. Notice of Sound Spark Studios' Intellectual Property.

1. All rights are reserved. Sound Spark Studios expressly reserves all its rights. And, by visiting this Website or being a customer to the Services subject to these terms, you hereby record that you have received actual notice of the following intellectual property claims.

2. Claims. The following names, sounds, images, and graphics, or combinations thereof, are claimed as intellectual property of Sound Spark Studios. This list is not exhaustive and does not limit Sound Spark Studios' rights, and alteration of this list does not indicate abandonment of any rights.

i. Trademark & Copyright. Since November 22, 2011, Sound Spark Studios distinguishes itself by an original, graphic SPARK™ brand (trademark): a gold eight-point star with a gradient of red eminating into a field of blue. Because this brand is also an orginal work of authorship, it and its derivatives are also claimed subject to copyright protection, in the United States, where first published, and in other countries as provided by treaty.

ii. Trade Dress: Color & Orientation. To highlight the original SPARK™ brand, Sound Spark Studios further distinguishes itself by the combined use of the colors "gold," "red," and "blue," and these with "gray" shading over a "white" background — as a "full service" provider at the nexus of "Music, Design, and Innovation."

iii. U.S. Trademark Registrations.

"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS"No. 4,606,004
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS"No. 4,711,931
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS"No. 5,047,726
"SOUND STREAM"No. 5,367,136
"PORTUS"No. 5,379,225
"SOUND STREAM"No. 5,403,754
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS"No. 5,453,647
"JEREMY C. SOUTHGATE"No. 5,524,925

iv. U.S. Copyright Registrations.

"Black & White, et al."No. SRu001071414
"It's the Holidays."SR0000734928
"SoundSpark."SR0000741166
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS."No. VA0001938870
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS SKY."No. VA0001938870
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS SOUND STREAM."No. VA0001938870
"SOUNDSPARKSTUDIOS.COM."No. VA0002068998
"SPARK AWARDS."No. VA0002105525

v. U.S. Patent Registrations.

"Communications terminal display with graphical user interface"No. D767,614S

vi. Common Law Trademarks.

The following are protected common law trademarks, and registration may be pending, especially in the areas of Music ("provision of information relating to music"), Design ("design services"), and Innovation ("product research and development"):

((( ✸ )))℠

((( SPARK )))℠

SPARK℠

SPARKIT℠ or SPARK IT℠

SPARK SQUARE℠

SPARK ID℠

SPARK NEWS℠

SPARK ART℠

SOUND SPARK℠ or SOUNDSPARK℠

SOUNDSPARK DESIGN℠

SOUND SPARK STUDIOS AWARDS℠

SOUND GEAR℠

SOUND STREAM℠

THE MUSIC Fund℠

PORTUS℠

It's all about Great Music. ℠

Spark Music Discovery ℠

Spark. SoundSpark. Sound Spark Studios. ℠

"The Studio is where it happens." ℠

FBI IP Theft Warning Seal

FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.

Disclaimer: The purpose of the above Anti-Piracy Warning Seal is to remind media users of the serious consequences of pirating copyrighted works. The FBI has not approved, authorized, or endorsed any work, product, production, or private entity, in connection with Sound Spark Studios. Read more here.