Intellectual Property Policy - International Oddities
1. Authorized Use Of International Oddities, Inc.'s Intellectual
No person or entity may use, or authorize the use of, any of International
Oddities, Inc.'s intellectual property in any manner other than as expressly
authorized by International Oddities, Inc. ("IO") in a written
agreement. IO reserves the right to revoke any such authorization at any
time in its sole discretion, such as where use does not strictly conform
with the requirements of this Intellectual Property Policy and/or IO's
B. Product Packaging
As a general rule, no person or entity may use, or authorize the use
of, any of IO proprietary containers, or other forms of packaging, in
any manner other than as expressly authorized by IO in a written agreement.
IO reserves the right to revoke any such authorization at any time in
its sole discretion, such as where use does not strictly conform with
the requirements of this Intellectual Property Policy and/or IO's written
IO holds copyrights in the designs of all of its packaging, as well as
a design patent (patent pending) and three pending
design patent applications in containers widely used by IO.
2. Unauthorized Use Of International Oddities, Inc.'s Intellectual Property
A. Trademarks Generally
Unauthorized use of IO's trademarks or trademarks that are similar enough
that they will likely cause confusion in the marketplace constitutes an
infringement of IO's trademark rights and is strictly prohibited. Without
the express written prior written consent of IO, no IO trademark may be
used in a manner that implies an affiliation with or sponsorship by IO.
B. Third Party Trademarks
Unless expressly authorized by IO in writing, no person or entity may
use any IO trademarks as part of their company names, trademarks or logos.
In other words, no person or entity may use any IO trademark or combine
the IO mark with any other trademark without the express prior written
consent of IO.
No third party may name or rename a product or service of its own to
include the words used in any of IO's trademarks without the express prior
written consent of IO. Furthermore, no third party may claim any right
to register, or attempt to register, a trademark in any territory if the
trademark in question includes, or is in some way similar to, an IO trademark.
C. Internet Domain Names/Websites
No third party may register, or attempt to register, an Internet domain
that includes any IO trademark or any trademarks that are similar enough
that they are likely to cause confusion in the marketplace as to whether
IO sponsors the website.
No third party may remove, alter or use any text or artwork that is displayed
on IO's website, advertisements, or product packaging without the express
prior written consent from IO.
No third party webpage, or advertising banners, may contain a hyperlink
that includes an IO trademark if the hyperlink connects a user to a page
other than www.internationaloddities.com, or any other site owned or operated
No third party webpage, or banner advertisement, may contain an IO product
name without explicitly stating that the product name is a trademark of
No third party distributor of IO products may use IO's trademarks in
such a way as to imply any affiliation with or sponsorship by IO without
written permission from IO. In such case, the third party distributor
must display the IO trademark at least as large as the trademark or logo
of the third party distributor.
No third party webpage may display an IO product (and its trademark)
for sale if the product is not actually being offered for sale on the
third party webpage.
D. Altering Product/Trademark
No third party may offer for sale an IO product, which has been altered
from the form it took when it was purchased from IO. This includes altering
the size or design of the product packaging/container, or increasing or
decreasing the volume of product sold per packaging unit.
No third party may remove a trademark from an IO product and affix a
different trademark to the product and offer it for sale without prior
written consent from IO.
3. Guidelines For Proper Use Of IO Intellectual Property
A. IO Trademark Table
Listed below are the current IO trademarks. This list will be updated
from time-to-time at the sole discretion of IO In addition, IO may, at
its sole discretion, modify the IO trademarks at any time. Please refer
to the IO trademark table periodically to ensure your compliance.
IO Word Trademarks
Albino Rhino Bud
AntiGravity Mini Blunts
Bahli Bubble Bud
Black Widow Bud
Buy Any 3 Cans, Get 1 Free Special
Crystal Ball Bud
Herbal Black “O”
Smoke Ring Special
Stanish Resin Oil
Super Hex Drops
Thai Lopium Oil
Triple Decker Special
Ultra Wizard Smoke
Van Gogh's Blend
Waterproof, Odor-Proof Pouch
Wizard Smoke Classic
B. Proper Trademark Use
Always use IO trademarks as proper adjectives. A trademark is an adjective
and must not be used as a verb or noun or in the possessive or plural
Example of Proper Use: KRYPTO® bud
Examples of Improper Use: KRYPTO's bud, a/some KRYPTO
Do not alter IO trademarks. When using a IO trademark, never vary the
spelling, add hyphens, make one word two, or use a possessive or plural
form of the IO trademark. Do not abbreviate a IO trademark to create an
When using a IO logo, you must never modify the design, add or delete
any words, or change any colors or proportions. The logo may be scaled
The IO logo must be used as a stand-alone icon in accordance with this
Intellectual Property Policy, without any other third party logos and/or
trademarks combined or associated with it.
Any IO logos should only be used in conjunction with IO products, except
as specifically agreed in writing by IO and are subject to the same restrictions
discussed in Section 2.
C. Provide Trademark Notice Symbols
When using any IO trademarks and logos, you should use the "TM"
designation. These symbols provide notice to third parties of IO's rights
in its trademarks.
D. Link To IO's Website
All uses of IO logos or trademarks in a user interface should be linked
E. Product Characterization
When offering for sale any IO non-tobacco smoking products, it should
be explicitly stated that "the non-tobacco smoking products are sold
only as herbal tobacco alternatives and no other use is intended or implied."
When offering for sale any IO consumable products, it should be explicitly
stated that "the consumable products are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent disease."
A. What Is A Trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of
those things, that distinguishes one company's products and services from
the products and services of another. Thus, although a trademark is a
symbol of the source of a product or service, a trademark is not the good
or service itself.
B. Why Are Trademarks Important?
Trademarks are important because they serve to identify the source or
origin of goods or sources and to help prevent confusion in the marketplace
by distinguishing one company's products and services from the products
and services of another. Hence, because IO has trademarked the term KRYPTO® to identify one of its non-tobacco smoking products, a person looking
for that product is able to locate the product by searching for KRYPTO
C. To Whom Does This Intellectual Property Policy Apply?
This Intellectual Property Policy applies to all of IO's authorized resellers,
customers and users of IO products, as well as other third parties who
wish to use IO's intellectual property. However, this Intellectual Property
Policy does not constitute a license, implied or otherwise, to use any
of IO's intellectual property or the IO company name.
By adhering to this Intellectual Property Policy, you help IO prevent
confusion in the marketplace and protect and enhance the value and integrity
of its trademarks. IO appreciates your cooperation in this effort.
D. Possible Infringements
Please report any possible infringement and/or misuse of any IO trademark
and/or a violation of this Intellectual Property Policy by emailing