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Terms and Conditions of Supply: Intellectual Property Rights

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1. Intellectual Property Rights
H.T. Maddocks & Son (Whitchurch) Ltd. ("Maddocks") owns and uses various intellectual property rights in connection with our business, including trademarks and copyrights. This includes, but is not limited to, the names "Maddocks," "Europart," and "Paxanpax," and all associated product descriptions, advertisements, photographs, and logos.
2. Trademarks
Maddocks’ trademarks are registered in the UK and/or Europe. These trademarks are used extensively and have accumulated significant goodwill. Unauthorised use of these trademarks is prohibited.
3. Copyrights
Maddocks owns the copyrights to numerous materials created in the course of our business, including but not limited to product descriptions, advertisements, and photographs. Unauthorised use of these copyrighted materials is prohibited.
4. Authorised Distribution
Maddocks is the exclusive distributor of certain OEM-branded products throughout UK and/or Europe. Only products sourced directly from Maddocks are authorised for sale under our trademarks.
5. Unauthorised Use
A condition of supply is that we may subsequently challenge any identified instances of potential unauthorised use of our intellectual property, including:
  1. Copying our copyrighted product descriptions and photographs for use on online platforms such as Amazon.co.uk and eBay.co.uk.
  2. Misrepresenting products as Maddocks products on online listings where the products do not match the original and have not been sourced from Maddocks.
6. Prohibited Activities
You should note that Amazon's 'Prohibited Seller Activities and Actions Policy' states: “When listing items for sale using an existing product detail page, the product being offered must be listed on a product detail page that accurately describes the product in all respects, including (but not limited to) the following attributes: manufacturer, edition, binding, version, format or player compatibility. Sellers cannot match their item to a detail page with a different ISBN, UPC, EAN or other external identifier.”
7. Protection of Rights
Maddocks is committed to protecting its intellectual property rights. Unauthorised use of our trademarks and copyrighted materials that could damage our business and brand reputation will not be permitted. We actively monitor the marketplace for any such infringements.
8. Compliance
We ask that all sellers verify their online listings to ensure compliance with these terms and conditions. Any unauthorised listings should be amended, disabled, or removed immediately.
9. Contact Information
For any questions or concerns regarding these terms and conditions, please contact us at info@htmaddocks.co.uk.
10. Variance and Adherence
We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions from time-to-time and without prior notice. By purchasing or selling Maddocks products, you agree to adhere to these terms and conditions.

Thank you for respecting our intellectual property rights.

Maddocks IP Team