Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents

Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents


Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc., doing business as Ellison.com, Sizzix.com, ellisoneducation.com, and ellisonretailers.com (“Ellison” “we” “us” “our”), claims various proprietary and intellectual property rights to materials and/or products at this Site, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, and patents as set out more fully below.

Also, Ellison is dedicated to providing you with a quality online experience as well as making every effort to comply with all applicable laws and maintaining conscientious business practices. Please review the following for further information.

Copyrights
Website: ©2001-2016 Sizzix.com. All rights reserved.

To the extent that copyrighted content owned by other companies appears at this Site, it is used with permission. Please contact them directly regarding their usage policies.

Trademarks
We own several trademarks and service marks which appear at this Site, including those in the form of logos, icons, product marks, service marks, slogans. In addition, this Site’s “overall look and feel” and other brand indicia are, in whole or in part, our trade dress. We take great care in the development and protection of our trademarks, service marks and trade dress and reserve all rights of ownership therein.

Use of Company Logos
The use of our Company’s logos is carefully limited. No other company, individual or entity may use any of the Company’s logos unless it has the express written permission of Sizzix or is otherwise licensed by Sizzix to do so. To obtain permission to use any Sizzix logo, contact Sizzix.com at 877-355-4766.

Our Trademarks
To see a non-exhaustive list of our product and service trademarks, click here. The absence of a product or service mark or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of a product's trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name, trademark, service mark or logo.

When using product marks in publications that will be distributed in the United States, include the appropriate TM, SM, or ® symbol on first use. For publications that will be distributed outside the United States, do not include trademark symbols. The trademarks, in word and logo form, are registered trademarks in several countries outside the United States.

Remember that trademarks are adjectives and cannot be made plural or possessive.

Fair use of Product Trademarks
“Fair use” of trademarks allow third parties to make reference (text ONLY) to product names. The following guidelines are published to ensure proper use and reference to product names. While fair use allows use of or reference to product names, it is necessary that the usage be truthful, not disparaging, and does not mislead the public. You must be clear and accurate as to the nature of the relationship between our Company and your company, its products or services. Use of Sizzix product names by third parties is allowed when specifically referring to Company products.

Example:
The Sizzix® Big Shot™ shape-cutting and embossing machine is available at a craft store near you.

Third Party Trademarks that appear at this Website
To the extent that trademarks owned by other companies appear at this Site, they: (1) are the properties of their respective owners; (2) are used with permission;  and/or (2) may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Ellison. To see a non-exhaustive list of third party trademarks, click here. Please contact them directly regarding their trademark usage policies.

Patents
Ellison owns one or more patents in connection with various products offered at this site. To see a non-exhaustive list of our US and international patents, click here.

Please contact the respective company directly for patent information related to their products.

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