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Terms and conditions of use:

The use of the website of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) is governed by the following terms and conditions. By accessing this website these terms and conditions are accepted by the user of the website.

Copyright notice:

Unless otherwise stated, all information including but not limited to text, data, images, screens, web pages or other materials (hereinafter referred to as the "Materials") displayed on this website are the exclusive property of ECTA or other respective owners as indicated. In case Materials from this site are copied, copying being restricted for personal or educational use only, each copy has to include any copyright or trade mark notice as they are displayed on the copied pages. Other use of the Materials (by e.g. copying, displaying, download, modifying etc) for public or commercial purposes is prohibited unless expressly foreseen in these terms and conditions or with the prior written permission of ECTA. Nothing on this site shall be construed as conferring any license of any intellectual property rights, whether by estoppels, implication or otherwise.

Trade mark notice:

ECTA is the owner of the figurative Community Trade Mark ECTA N° 2. All other trade marks appearing in the website’s pages are the property of their respective owners and are used solely to refer to those owners’ goods and services. The use of the ECTA figurative trade mark without express prior written consent of ECTA is not authorized. If you wish to use ECTA’s trade mark or copyright please contact:

ECTA - European Communities Trade Mark Association
Ewa Grabiak Legal Co-ordinator
18-24 Rue des Colonies
1000 Brussels

Disclaimers of warranties:

ECTA does not warrant the uninterrupted or error-free function of this website or that this website will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. 
ECTA does also not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website. In cases where this website contains third party’s information, ECTA does not warrant their accuracy of completeness.
Please seek professional advice before basing business or legal decisions upon information from this website. Country specific laws and regulations may apply.
Limitation of liability:
Neither ECTA nor any of its Management Committee members and of its employees can be held liable for any kind of damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any information contained herein.


Websites being accessed by links on this website are not under the control of ECTA. ECTA is therefore not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site and using the links is at the users’ own risk. ECTA may not be held liable for any kind of damages arising out of the use of such links. For more information please refer to the ECTA’s website linking policy.

Privacy policy:

Please refer to the ECTA’s website privacy policy.

Governing law:

These terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of Belgium and any conflicts arising out of these terms and conditions are under the sole jurisdiction of the court of Brussels.

Complete agreement:

These terms and conditions represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the website. ECTA reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice.


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