Intellectual Property Rights Policy

  1. Merise's Commitment:
    1. Merise respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects Sellers on the platform to do the same. Merise is committed to promptly addressing any valid claims of intellectual property infringement in accordance with Indian IP laws.
  1. No Responsibility for IP Infringement:
    1. Merise expressly disclaims any liability for any intellectual property infringement by Sellers or any other users on the platform. Merise does not endorse, warrant, or assume responsibility for the content uploaded or products sold by Sellers. Sellers are solely responsible for ensuring that their content and products comply with applicable Indian intellectual property laws and regulations.
  1. Takedown Notice Process:
    1. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon by a Seller on the platform, please follow the steps below to submit a takedown notice:
      1. Identify the infringing material: Clearly identify the specific content or product that infringes your intellectual property rights. Provide detailed information about the alleged infringement, including URLs, descriptions, and any other relevant evidence.
      2. Submit a written notice: Send a written notice to Merise's designated agent for intellectual property infringement at [email address]. The notice should include the following information:
        1. Your full name, contact information, and electronic or physical signature.
        2. A detailed description of the infringing material and its location on the platform.
        3. Information demonstrating your ownership of the intellectual property rights allegedly infringed, such as registration certificates, copyrights, or any other relevant documentation.
        4. A statement declaring that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the material is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law.
        5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information provided in the notice is accurate, and that you are the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property rights.
  1. Communication with Sellers:
    1. Upon receipt of a valid takedown notice, Merise will promptly forward the notice to the Seller associated with the allegedly infringing content or product. Merise will clearly mark all communication regarding the intellectual property dispute to the Seller. By submitting the takedown notice you expressly agree not to make Merise a party to any court proceedings or legal disputes related to the intellectual property infringement claim.
  1. Seller's Response and Resolution:
    1. It is the Seller's responsibility to address the intellectual property infringement claim directly with the complaining party. The Seller must evaluate the claim, take appropriate action, and respond to the complaining party within a reasonable time frame as required by Indian IP laws. Merise encourages Sellers to seek legal advice if necessary to resolve intellectual property disputes.
  1. No Liability for Seller's Actions:
    1. Merise shall not be liable for any actions or omissions of Sellers in relation to intellectual property infringement claims. Any disputes or legal proceedings arising from such claims are solely between the complaining party and the Seller. Merise shall not be a party to such disputes.
  1. Compliance with Indian Laws:
    1. Merise is committed to complying with Indian laws, including the Copyright Act, Trademarks Act, and other relevant legislations. Merise will cooperate with relevant authorities and intellectual property rights holders to address valid claims of infringement and take appropriate actions as required by Indian law.