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SOUND SPARK STUDIOS
Legal Notice & Terms of Use

Updated: March 30, 2021


NOTICE: By using Sound Spark Studios services ("SoundSpark services"), including this website, you record that you accept these terms and conditions of use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE CEASE AND DESIST FROM USING SOUNDSPARK SERVICES IMMEDIATELY!

I. The Provider. Sound Spark Studios a/k/a SoundSpark is a living trust for producing music, design, and invention in the United States, and founder Jeremy C. Southgate, b. Boston, Massachusetts, is the sole trustee. Sound Spark Studios is the sole provider of the SoundSpark services.

II. Jurisdiction and Venue. The SoundSpark services currently originate and are administered from Sound Spark Studios in Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States of America. In the event of a dispute: by accessing services provided from Massachusetts, you acknowledge that Massachusetts is a proper venue for any mediation, arbitration, or adjudication and that a court in this venue can excercise lawful personal jurisdiction over you.

III. No Warranty. Sound Spark Studios provides all services 'as is' and 'at will.' No warranty is expressed or implied as to the functionality, reliability, or fitness to fulfill expectations concerning the provider and the services. The provider may alter or discontinue any of the services at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.

IV. Privacy. This Privacy Notice and policy is incorporated herein.

V. Intellectual Property

A. Statement on Intllectual Property. Sound Spark Studios respects the intellectual property of others, and your respect for Sound Spark Studios' intellectual property is appreciated. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Questions or concerns respecting intellectual property may be e-mailed to legal@soundspark.com.

B. Notice of Sound Spark Studios' Intellectual Property.

1. All rights are reserved. Sound Spark Studios reserves all its rights. And by using SoundSpark services, you 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. 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. 4,711,931
"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." SRu001071414
"It's the Holidays." SR0000734928
"SoundSpark." SR0000741166
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS." VA0001938870
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS SKY." VA0001938870
"SOUND SPARK STUDIOS SOUND STREAM." VA0001938870
"SOUNDSPARKSTUDIOS.COM." VA0002068998
"SPARK AWARDS." 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 connection with music ("provision of information relating to music"), design ("design services"), and invention ("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.