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Copyright and Trademark Policy

This Policy governs the terms and conditions of use of trademarks, copyrights, logos, and any other intellectual assets, means of individualization, the rights to which belong to TKEY.

This Policy also contains guidelines intended for TKEY licensees, authorized resellers, developers, customers, and other parties who wish to use TKEY’s trademarks, service marks, or images in advertising, promotional, educational, or reference materials, or on their web websites, products, labels, or packaging.

The Policy can be changed, supplemented, or updated at any time by TKEY DMCC (“TKEY DMCC,” “TKEY,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) by its in our sole discretion and without prior notice.

I. Trademarks

1.1. General Provisions

1.1.1. TKEY trademarks, service marks displayed on this Site, and in other official TKEY sources are trademarks of TKEY DMCC.

1.1.2. TKEY’s trademarks and service marks (the TKEY trademarks) are valuable assets that TKEY must protect. We ask that you help us properly use and list TKEY trademarks per these guidelines and the terms of this Policy.

1.2. Acceptable use

1.2.1. You may use the TKEY trademarks to refer to related TKEY products or services when you are an authorized reseller, partner, licensee, or another person was acting with written permission to use the TKEY trademark, for example, in your advertisements.

For information on authorized partners, please see section “IV. Authorized use of trademarks.”

1.3. Fair Use of TKEY Trademarks

1.3.1. “Fair Use” of TKEY’s trademarks means use by a third party without express permission or license per this Policy and is limited to textual references to TKEY’s trademarks such as product and service names.

1.3.2. Use in press releases; for example, a TKEY customer may issue a press release stating that they have implemented the TKEY software. When referring to the TKEY trademark, you must be truthful, must not neglect TKEY, and must not mislead the public. You must clearly and accurately describe the nature of the relationship between TKEY and your company, its products, and services.

1.3.3. Please note that you need to carefully review Section V. Prohibited Use of this Policy to avoid fines, lawsuits, and other restrictions that may be imposed on you as an offender in the event of misuse of trademarks and other personalization related to TKEY.

2.1. Objects of law

2.1.1. The objects of copyright are works of science, literature, and art, regardless of the merits and purpose of the work, as well as the way of its expression: works of painting, sculpture, graphics, design, graphic stories, and other works of fine art, including articles, any other texts published by the company and all materials on the Site, as well as materials posted in the official TKEY Communities, in social networks—and are protecting by copyright laws and are the intellectual property of the company or the specified author of the materials.

2.1.2. No part of the information on the Site, including materials posted in the official TKEY Communities, on social networks, and any other objects of copyright, including but not limited to those listed in clauses. 2.1. of this Policy may not be reproduced in any form or in any way without the company’s prior written permission or the relevant person of the copyright holder.

III. Corporate identity

3.1. It is prohibited to imitate the branding, font style, website design, TKEY logos, and other objects owned by TKEY.

For example, do not copy the design of any TKEY product for use with your product or display the product name in a distinctive logo associated with the TKEY logo.

3.2. As part of this Policy, the company permits you to make copies of the materials posted on the Site solely for non-commercial use within your organization (or, if you have signed a partnership agreement with the company, within the organization of your customers) per the terms of this Policy, otherwise use without the written permission of the company is prohibited.

3.3. Unauthorized copying, distribution, modification, public display, or public performance of copyrighted works may be an infringement of the copyright holder’s rights. You agree that you will not use the Site or any official TKEY source to infringe TKEY’s intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others. You may not remove, distort, or overlay any copyright, trademark, logo, or other proprietary notices from any original or copy of the TKEY software, third-party software, or any product or content you access on TKEY Sites or through them.

IV. Authorized use of trademarks

4.1. Promotional and marketing materials

4.1.1. Only TKEY and its authorized partners and licensees may use the TKEY logo in advertising, marketing, and sales materials. Such authorized parties may only use the TKEY logo per their agreement with TKEY and any applicable Rules, and such use must always combine with the relevant terms and conditions that govern the relationship permitted by their contract with TKEY.

4.2. Compatibility

4.1.2. Developers may use TKEY or any other TKEY wordmark (but not the TKEY logo or other graphic/logo owned by TKEY) in a reference phrase on the packaging or in promotional/marketing materials to describe that a third party product or service is compatible with said product, service or TKEY technology, provided that it meets the following requirements.

a) The TKEY word mark is not part of the product name. b) The wordmark TKEY is used in a reference phrase such as “for use with,” “for,” or “compatible with.” c) The TKEY word mark is less visible than the product name. d) The product, service, or technology is actually compatible with, or otherwise works with, said TKEY product, service, or technology. e) Linking to TKEY does not create a sense of endorsement, sponsorship, or false association with TKEY or TKEY’s products or services.

Please check the company’s specialists; they may differ depending on the type of contract had concluded between you and the company.

4.2. Publications, seminars, and conferences

4.2.1. You may use the TKEY word mark for titles of books, magazines, periodicals, seminars, or conferences, provided that the following requirements:

a) The use is referential and less conspicuous than the rest of the title. b) Use has a positive effect on TKEY’s products, services, or technologies. c) Your name and logo will be more prominent than the TKEY word mark on all printed materials related to your publication, seminar, or conference. d) The TKEY logo or any other graphic symbol, logo, icon, or image belonging to TKEY does not appear in the publication or any materials related to the publication, seminar, or conference without the express written permission TKEY. e) A disclaimer of sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by TKEY similar to the following is included in the publication, and all associated printed matter: “(Title) is independent (publication) and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by TKEY DMCC.”

4.2.2. Per not to mislead the public regarding sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of TKEY, the TKEY mark should not appear more prominently than the rest of the name, and not use the TKEY logos on the cover.

V. Prohibited use

5.1. Inappropriate use of TKEY trademarks

5.1.1. You may not use the TKEY trademarks as part of any trade name, trademark, domain name, Internet account name, or social media name without prior written consent from the company.

5.1.2. It is prohibited to use the dominant original part “TKEY,” which is identical to the original part of the TKEY DMCC brand name and is phonetically and semantic similar to the TKEY trademark without the written consent of the company.

5.2. Name of companies

5.2.1. You may not use TKEY trademarks or potentially misleading variations in all or part of your company, product, or service name.

For example, using the company’s name or the trademark “TKEY Solutions,” “TKEY Payments,” and others similar to the degree of confusion in phonetic and semantic features with the trademark TKEY is prohibiting. Users who see such use may assume that these are official services or TKEY accounts.

5.2.2. You may not use or register, in whole or in part, TKEY or any other TKEY trademark, including TKEY’s graphic symbols, logos, icons, or alterations thereof, as or as part of a company name, trade name, product name or service name, for except for cases explicitly stipulating in the relevant contracts.

5.3. Community names

5.3.1. It is prohibited to use TKEY trademarks or potentially misleading variations as all or part of the Community names on social networks, forums, or other sites.

For example, the use of the TKEY trademark in the name of a group (Community) on social networks, with the title “TKEYCommunity,” “TKEY Support,” and others that are confusingly similar in phonetic and semantic features to the TKEY trademark is prohibiting. It is essential to take into account the context, content, and content of the Community, if it is used for commercial purposes, then the user is unacceptable; if the Community misleads other users about the company, its services, products, officials, and any other signs related to TKEY—this is unacceptable.

Read Section V. Prohibited use to avoid committing wrongdoing, and Section VII. Brand promotion if you are interested in the popularity of TKEY.

5.4. Domain names

5.4.1. Do not use TKEY trademarks or potentially misleading variations in your Internet domain name; this helps prevent confusion among Internet users whether you or TKEY are the origin of the website.

Using the dominant original part, “TKEY,” in the domain name will mislead users and confuse them, which will entail consequences.

5.5. TKEY logo and graphic symbols, graphic works owned by TKEY

5.5.1. You may not use the “TKEY” logo or any other graphic symbols, logos, or icons were belonging to TKEY on or in connection with websites, products, packaging, manuals, advertising/marketing materials, or for any other purpose other than per TKEY’s explicit written trademark license, for example, “Partnership Agreement,” “Cooperation Agreement,” which spell out these conditions.

5.6. Advertising

5.6.1. Any use of the TKEY trademark, trade names associated with TKEY and its affiliates, or any other graphic symbol, logo, or icon was belonging to TKEY for advertising, marketing purposes without the company’s written permission is prohibited.

5.6.2. Any use of the TKEY trademark, commercial names, the use of the dominant original part of “TKEY,” identical to the authentic part of the TKEY DMCC trade name and similar to the degree of confusion in phonetic and semantic features with the TKEY trademark as “keywords” for contextual advertising, or any other advertising on the Internet and outside it.

5.6.3. Any use of the TKEY trademark, commercial names, the use of the dominant original part of “TKEY,” identical to the authentic part of the TKEY DMCC brand name and confusingly similar in phonetic and semantic features to the TKEY trademark as “keywords” to increase positions in search results is prohibited.

5.7. Abbreviations, embedding, headers

5.7.1. You may not use the TKEY logos or any other version of the graphic work, the rights of which belong to TKEY for any purpose. Third parties may not use variations, phonetic equivalents, foreign language equivalents, excerpts, or abbreviations of the TKEY trademark for any purpose.

5.8. Disrespectful attitude

5.8.1. You may not use the TKEY trademark, or any other graphic symbol, logo, or icon was belonging to TKEY in a derogatory manner.

5.9. Unfair competition, defamation, and libel

5.9.1. It is forbidden to deliberately disseminate false information defaming another person’s honor and dignity or undermining his reputation by indicating an indirect or direct relationship with TKEY, for example, using a logo, trademark, or referring to persons associated with TKEY and using other means of individualization.

5.9.2. It is forbidden to disseminate deliberately false information that belittles human dignity, through an indirect or direct relationship with TKEY, for example, using a logo, trademark, or referring to persons associated with TKEY and using other means of individualization.

5.9.3. It is forbidden to mislead about the nature, method, and place of production, consumer properties, quality and quantity of goods, services or with its manufacturers, through an indirect or direct relationship with TKEY, for example, using a logo, trademark or referring to persons, related to TKEY and through other customization methods.

5.9.4. It is forbidden to disseminate false, inaccurate, or distorted information that may cause losses to an economic entity or damage its business reputation through an indirect or direct relationship with TKEY, for example, using a logo, trademark, or referring to persons associated with TKEY and using other ways of individualization.

5.9.5. It is forbidden to sell, exchange or otherwise introduce into circulation goods or services, technologies if the results of intellectual activity and equated means of individualization of a legal entity, means of individualization of products, works, services related to TKEY were illegal uses.

5.9.6. It is forbidden to use TKEY trademarks and any other means of individualization, including, but not limited to, referring to persons associated with TKEY, indicating contact details, logos, product names, and other signs associating with TKEY, directly or indirectly indicating the company, in articles, reviews, videos, and any other means of disseminating information to discredit TKEY. In particular, such cases may be associating with false accusations, statements, the context, nature, and manner of presentation of which, as well as the semantic load, allow them to be qualified as defamatory information since all statements refer to the fact of violations of current legislation, commission of illegitimate actions, actions, as well as dishonest behavior on the part of the company, its dishonesty in the conduct of production and economic activities. In this connection, such actions on the company will violate the provisions of 5.9.1, 5.9.2, 5.9.3 of this Policy, Federal Law No. 5 of 2012 of the United Arab Emirates, and Article 374 of the Federal Criminal Code of the UAE.

5.10. Support or sponsorship

5.10.1. You may not use TKEY, or any other TKEY trademark, including graphics/logos or icons owned by TKEY, in a manner that implies TKEY’s affiliation or endorsement, sponsorship, or endorsement of a third party product or service.

5.11. Goods

5.11.1. You may not manufacture, sell, or distribute merchandise such as T-shirts and mugs bearing the TKEY mark or any other TKEY trademark, including symbols, logos, or icons, except per an express written trademark license from TKEY granted by the company.

VI. Elimination of violations

6.1. In the event of an infringement about trademarks, copyrights, logos, and any other intellectual assets, the rights to which belong to TKEY and other means of individualization, the infringing party must immediately eliminate the infringement.

6.2. In case of refusal to eliminate violations, the company has the right to present an invoice for each day of use of trademarks, copyrights, logos, and any other intellectual assets, the rights to which belong to TKEY and other means of individualization, as well as for the consequences of such violations, including for lost profits, moral damage, and more.

VII. Brand popularization

7.1. User groups, interest groups

7.1.1. If you want to use the company’s trademarks, for example, to support the company or express sympathy for it—contact us, send a sample product or a description of the Community in which you want to assistance TKEY—we will be happy to discuss this issue together.

VIII. Final provisions

8.1. If you have legal questions or suggestions for improving this Policy, please send them to [email protected]

8.2. If you need to obtain permission to use a trademark, contact us using the “Contact Center” section.

TKEY DMCC, United Arab Emirates

Page last updated: 01 September 2021