MedeoLinx
Advanced informatics solutions for predictive and personalized medicine
 

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Patent Information

Features and services within Medeolinx products may be the subject matter of pending and issued patents assigned to Medeolinx, LLC.

Trademark Information

Medeolinx and MyMedex logos, among others, are trademarks or service marks, pending registration approvals, of Medeolinx LLC.

Reservation of Rights

Medeolinx LLC., including its subsidiaries ("Medeolinx"), reserves all rights with respect to its trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, trade dress and other indicia ("Marks"). Medeolinx does not routinely accept or review specific requests for guidance on the use of its Marks. Any unauthorized use of any Medeolinx-owned Mark, or any use of a mark that is confusingly similar to, or likely to cause confusion with, an Medeolinx-owned Mark, would constitute infringement of Medeolinx's exclusive trademark rights.
This document does NOT constitute any form of license to use any Medeolinx-owned Mark. No Medeolinx employee is authorized to provide guidance on the use of Medeolinx-owned Marks, nor to give permission to use any Medeolinx-owned Mark, except by formal written license agreement published by Medeolinx (e.g., through one of its membership programs) or signed by an authorized director or vice president. Any promise, agreement, guidance or other representation by any Medeolinx employee (other than by a formal license as described herein) is invalid and cannot be relied upon. If you have questions about the laws surrounding the use of Medeolinx's Marks, or any other parties' marks, you should consult a qualified attorney.
In certain instances, Medeolinx provides limited licenses to third parties to use specific Medeolinx-owned Marks in the context of formal membership programs or specific software distribution programs. If you are a member in good standing of one of Medeolinx's membership programs, or if you are a licensed distributor of Medeolinx's software under various specific reseller or affiliate sales programs conducted by Medeolinx, please see your program's website, membership materials or distribution agreement(s) for terms and conditions related to any use of Medeolinx-owned Marks.

Referential Use Only

You may make purely referential use of Medeolinx-owned Marks as described in this section, but you should consult your own legal counsel on what does or does not constitute proper referential or nominative fair use of another company's marks, and what may constitute an unauthorized or infringing use.
When referencing Medeolinx-owned Marks, use of product logos or box designs is NOT allowed without a written license from Medeolinx. Referential uses of Medeolinx-owned Marks must only be made in plain text.
Plain-text use of Medeolinx's Marks in commercial contexts may only be made for purposes like describing basic file format or data integration compatibility (in the case of software), ability to train others on the use of Medeolinx products (in the case of such services) or true, factual statements as to the nature of any relationship with Medeolinx, where one exists. Any use Medeolinx's Marks or of statements that imply endorsement, affiliation, certification or other relationship - where none exists - are strictly prohibited.
There may be situations where it would be appropriate for you to state in your marketing materials, or on packaging for your own offerings, that your product or service is "for use with" or is "designed to work with" or "compatible with" an Medeolinx product. Please consult a qualified attorney if you have questions about proper nominative fair use of Medeolinx's Marks. Members in good standing of the Medeolinx Developer Network, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and other Medeolinx licensing or membership programs are bound by specific terms and conditions governing proper referential use of Medeolinx's Marks. Please review your program terms and conditions for details.
Use of Medeolinx's Marks within other companies' product names, service names, company/trade names, DBA's, domain names or other indicia is strictly prohibited.

Trademark Symbols and Legends

Referential use of Medeolinx's Marks should include the proper trademark symbol(s). Registered trademarks and Registered service marks bear the "®" symbol, whereas unregistered trademarks bear a "™" symbol, and unregistered service marks bear an "℠" symbol. A current list of the proper symbol placement for some of Medeolinx's most-frequently referenced Marks can be found below.
Where possible, Medeolinx requests that those who make reference to Medeolinx's products with their associated Marks also provide a short ownership attribution statement somewhere within those materials. Any attribution should be worded generally as shown in the following example: "Medeolinx and MyMedex are trademarks and service marks of Medeolinx LLC., registered in the United States and other countries." Where an unregistered Mark is referenced, a sentence may be used which simply states that the mark is a "trademark and/or service mark of Medeolinx LLC.", and which omits the registration portion of the statement.

Proper Form - Usage as Adjectives

Trademarks are adjectives, and should generally be used in connection with the generic nouns they modify. For instance, the word "software," or similar term (i.e., "scientific software"), should immediately follow the referential use of the Mark "Quicken" in at least the first or most prominent instance where the Mark is displayed. The generic noun - which the Mark modifies - may be omitted in successive, multiple mentions of the Mark in a single section or page of text.
Since Medeolinx's Marks are adjectives, they should not be used as nouns or verbs. For example:
CORRECT: MyMedex software's user interface is easy to navigate.
INCORRECT: MyMedex's user interface is easy to navigate.
CORRECT: I use MyMedex software to manage my personal scientific data.
INCORRECT: I "MyMedex" my personal scientific data.

Some Commonly-Referenced Marks and Proper Symbol Placement

This list of some Medeolinx-owned Marks is by no means an exhaustive list, and does not in any way limit the number of Marks in which Medeolinx claims ownership or the scope of Medeolinx's claims. This list merely provides a guide to proper symbol placement and spelling for some of Medeolinx's Marks.

Copyright Information

Medeolinx's products, services, Web content and related materials (collectively, "Offerings") are owned by Medeolinx and/or its licensors, and all rights in such Offerings are reserved by Medeolinx and/or its licensors. The following further lists the information regarding permission to use screen displays and other content.

Screen Shots

Screen shots are the individual screen displays contained within Medeolinx software applications and online services. You may make fair use of a limited number of screen shots for purely educational or illustrative purposes (e.g., educational guides, how-to books, training presentations, product reviews, etc.) provided you adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Your use may not directly or indirectly state or imply sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your product or service by/with Medeolinx.
  2. You may not alter the screen shot in any way except to resize the screen shot in direct proportion to the original. Screen shots must be reproduced in their entirety.
  3. You may add commentary or other text analysis as long as it is very clearly attributable to you, and not to Medeolinx.
  4. You may not use screen shots from Medeolinx beta products or other products that are subject to non-disclosure obligations and/or that have not yet been commercially released by Medeolinx.
  5. You may not use screen shots that contain third-party content unless you separately seek and obtain permission from such third party to display its content.
  6. You must include the following copyright attribution statement on all materials containing Medeolinx screen shots: "Screen shots © Medeolinx LLC. All rights reserved."
  7. If your materials include references to an Medeolinx product, the full name of the product with corresponding trademark symbol should be shown in plain text at the first and/or most prominent mention (i.e., MyMedex) in such materials. When referencing any Medeolinx trademarks, please make sure your use complies with Medeolinx's Trademark Information.
  8. Your use of Medeolinx's screen shots may not be incorporated into obscene or pornographic material, and may not, in Medeolinx's sole opinion, be disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Medeolinx, any of its products, or any other person or entity.
  9. Your materials should not be mostly or solely composed of Medeolinx screen shots or other Medeolinx intellectual property. If Medeolinx screen shots or other Medeolinx intellectual property would represent the majority of the material you wish to reproduce and/or distribute, you should first write to Medeolinx seeking permission before publishing or distributing such content. Requests must be in writing and should be sent to Medeolinx via the email address below.
If your use meets all the above criteria, no written permission is required. All other use of Medeolinx screen shots requires prior written permission from Medeolinx, including but not limited to any proposed use of screen shots in or for advertising, video, television, movies or commercials. If further written permission is required, please send a letter detailing your request to the email address listed below. Please allow a minimum of two (2) weeks for your request to be processed.

Medeolinx-authored User Guides

Medeolinx does not object to your use of short portions of Medeolinx-authored user guides for purely educational/instructional purposes only, provided you adhere to all of the following guidelines:

  1. Your use may not directly or indirectly imply sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your product or service by/with Medeolinx.
  2. You may reproduce no more than three chapters or other major sections of any product user guide, and such chapters may only be distributed to your students or clients for educational purposes. The Medeolinx copyright page of any corresponding product user guide must accompany all such copied chapters, and you may not hold yourself out as being the author of such material.
  3. You may not separately sell for a profit any portion of any Medeolinx-authored user guide.
  4. You may not alter an Medeolinx-authored user guide or any material contained therein in any way.
  5. Your use may not be incorporated with or into any obscene or pornographic material, and may not be disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Medeolinx, any of its products, or any other person or entity.

If your use meets the above criteria, no written permission is required. All other use of Medeolinx-authored user guides requires prior written permission from Medeolinx. If further written permission is required, send a letter detailing your request to the email address listed below. Please allow a minimum of two (2) weeks for your request to be processed.

Reseller usage of product box shots

The only use of Medeolinx box shots that may be made without Medeolinx's written permission is to display a box shot for the sole purpose of advertising for sale - on a stand-alone (non-bundled) basis - a valid license with accompanying authentic CDROM media for an Medeolinx product. All such uses AND the offer-for-sale they promote must be in compliance with:

  • Medeolinx's or its licensed resellers' distribution requirements;
  • The copyright laws of the United States and/or other applicable jurisdiction;
  • Medeolinx's trademark and trade dress rights and Medeolinx's Trademark Restrictions;
  • The respective End User License Agreement for such product(s); and
  • All of the following conditions:
  1. Your use may not directly or indirectly imply Medeolinx sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement where none exists.
  2. You may not make use of a Medeolinx box shot in the context of bundling your product or service with an Medeolinx product or service; only displays associated with stand-alone resale of Medeolinx product or service licenses may utilize the corresponding Medeolinx box shot.
  3. You may not alter the box shot in any way except to resize the box shot in direct proportion to the original.
  4. You may not use box shots from as-yet unreleased products that are subject to non-disclosure obligations.
  5. Your own company name and/or logo must be significantly different, contextually clear, and more prominent than the Medeolinx box shot, and must not be positioned in any way that could confuse consumers regarding your role as a reseller of the product licenses and accompanying media, (and not as the manufacturer or publisher of the product itself), or in any way that would otherwise violate #1 above.
  6. You should include the following attribution statement in all resale-related materials that include an Medeolinx box shot: "[Product Name] and [Product Name] box image are trademarks, trade dress and copyright Medeolinx LLC. All rights reserved."
  7. Your use may not be incorporated with or into any obscene or pornographic material, and may not be disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Medeolinx, any of its products, or any other person or entity.
If your resale-related use - made in the sole context of reselling valid Medeolinx product licenses and accompanying media - meets all of the above criteria, no written permission is required. All other use of Medeolinx product box shots requires prior written permission from Medeolinx, including use of box shots in video, television, movies or commercials. If further written permission is required, please send a formal request to the email address below. Please allow a minimum of two (2) weeks for your request to be processed.