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In the notices below, the website and all other materials, the entity 'ThePatentandTrademarkFirm' is referred to as “the Company” or "our Company" or simply Patent Pathway. We are owned and operated by the long-established, full-service law firm called Bell IP Law (

TRADEMARKS. 'ThePatentandTrademarkFirm', 'The Patent & Trademark Firm', 'Patents and Trademarks Made Simple', 'PatentPathway', and 'Patent Pathway' are trademarks of The Company.

COPYRIGHT. The materials are all copyrighted. They are imprinted with electronic tags and registered only to the legal licensee. With the exception of Patent Office forms, the materials presented in the system and course are copyright protected under the copyright laws of the United States and are the exclusive property of The Company. Uploading, framing, posting, or otherwise incorporating any part of the system and course into another web site is not permitted without the prior written consent of The Company. Except for personal non-commercial use, the reproduction, copying, publication or distribution (including by e-mail) of all, or any part of this course, in any medium (electronic, printed, audio-recording such as MP3s, CDs, etc) is forbidden without express written permission of the copyright owner. Please do not breach these rules, it is unfair and illegal and we will prosecute infringements. DO NOT COPY OR DISTRIBUTE THE MATERIALS. ANYONE INFRINGING COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARKS WILL BE PROSECUTED. The basic level of damages is between $750 and $30,000 per work and willful infringement allows for damages up to $150,000 per work.

PRIVACY. We have gone to great lengths to protect your security and privacy online. All credit card information is encrypted before being transmitted and processed via a secure gateway, at a secure site. The Company uses industry-standard internet security methods and promises never to sell, rent, barter, or share with a third party personal information you provide during your use of our website or course.

LICENSE. The Company system and all written materials provided to you are provided as a “license” to the user. The user may personally use all the materials, make a copy for his/her own use, and may print out the system and course materials for future reference, but the user does not “own” the course and may not use or copy it for any commercial purpose. Neither may the user, whether for a commercial or non-commercial purpose, modify it, share it, distribute it, publish it, broadcast it, record it (in any medium) upload it, post it on the internet, email it, or use it or any part of it, as the basis for any lecture, live or recorded.

ACCURACY OF INFORMATION. We have done our best to ensure that all the information contained in this course is accurate and up to date, and we try to keep it that way. But patent laws and rules do change occasionally, and although we regularly check for changes, we cannot guarantee that the course contains all the very latest information. This is particularly true with forms and fees, which are provided in this course as illustrative examples only. The user should never simply use the forms and fees presented in the text of the course, but should always check for the latest forms and fees at the PTO web site or by telephoning the US Patent Office at 1-800-786-9199.

NO LEGAL REPRESENTATION. We will not act as your legal representatives or attorneys and will not represent you before the USPTO, and we absolutely can’t give you legal advice.

LIMITS TO THE SCOPE OF THE WORK WE DO FOR YOU: We do NOT represent you legally and we are NOT your attorneys. We will work with you to draft and file your trademark and patent applications, and we will make sure that all correspondence comes directly to you at the address you provide. We will not receive or monitor or forward any correspondence from the USPTO nor will we report any maintenance fees or note any response dates, these will be entirely your responsibility.You must maks sure that all correspondence is monitored and received and that the USPTO had your current correspondence information. This is very important.  We will not act as the recipient for any patent or trademark correspondence and we will not report any USPTO correspondence to you.  We will not be reviewing your application to determine if it meeds the standards for patentability (if it is novel, non-obvious and useful), so we cannot make any promises as to the patentability of your invention.  If you do encounter issues during examination, then you are welcome to work with us (or any other firm) under an signed engagement contract. We are highly experienced and will be happy to help.

LIMITS TO WHAT WE DO WHEN FILING YOUR TRADEMARK APPLICATION: If you are filing a trademark with us, we will give you simple step-by-step instructions explaining how to screen your trademark (and thus we are able to charge you less), so you can be confident that the mark you are filing meets the requirements for registration, but we will not be reviewing the proposed mark for issues of genericness, descriptiveness or likelihood of confusion. All of these things may cause problems when trying to register a trademark. So we cannot make any promises as to the registrability of your trademark. If you do encounter issues during trademark examination, then you are welcome to work with us (or any other firm) under an signed engagement contract. We are very experienced and will be very happy to help.

LIMITS TO WHAT WE DO WHEN FILING YOUR PATENT APPLICATION: If you are filing a patent with us, we will give you simple step-by-step instructions explaining how to screen your patent idea and how to draft your application (and thus we are able to charge you less), but we will not be drafting any substantive part of the descriptive part of your patent application (the 'specification') and we will not be reviewing it for content, or format, but we will give you guidance on all these things so it should be easy. We will not be reviewing your drawings, although we will put you in touch with excellent and inexpensive patent draftsmen who can create excellent drawings. We will not review the application for patentability or freedom-to-operate issues and we will do no prior-art searching at all and will not be responsible for the content or patentability of your patent application. We will help you with the claims and give you step-by-step guidance which you are free to follow as you chose.  

LIMITS OF LIABILITY AND REFUNDS. Liability of The Company, its staff, owners, and agents, in connection with the course is absolutely limited to an amount actually paid by the user, and is limited only to the registered and signed-up user, and does not extend to any third party, assignees or heirs. We have no liability for any other costs or damages and will not refund any fees unless the user has a documented reason why our service does not meet the stated goals set our and explained herein.

RETURNED CHECKS. If check payment is accommodated, a fee of $49 will be charged for all returned (“bounced”) checks and the check will not be returned.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES. The Company system and course and web site contain links to other web sites for your convenience only. The Company is not responsible for and does not endorse, the content of linked sites.

GDPR COMPLIANT PRIVACY POLICY. Below is a mandatory privacy policy notice required by the European Union for anyone using this site in Europe. The product and services provided are designed for US residents filing US patent applications. If you have any doubt about the policy or any other aspect of the company product or services, then we urge you not to use them! By using them you accept the terms and conditions set out on this website. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website. NOTE: WE WILL NEVER SELL, SHARE OR DISTRIBUTE YOUR DATA OR PROVIDE IT TO THIRD PARTIES, EVER!


  • What data do we collect?

  • How do we collect your data?

  • How will we use your data?

  • How do we store your data?

  • Marketing

  • What are your data protection rights?

  • What are cookies?

  • How do we use cookies?

  • What types of cookies do we use?

  • How to manage your cookies

  • Privacy policies of other websites

  • Changes to our privacy policy

  • How to contact us

  • How to contact the appropriate authorities


What data do we collect?

Our Company collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)


How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Our Company with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.

  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies


Our Company may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • Your employer if they sign you up


How will we use your data?

Our Company collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order and manage your account.

  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.

  • When Our Company processes your order, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.


How do we store your data?

Our Company securely stores your data.

Our Company will keep your data for a time period and once this time period has expired, we will delete your data by [enter how you delete users’ data].



Our Company may occasionally send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like, as well as those of our partner companies.​ If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt-out at a later date. You have the right at any time to stop Our Company from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of Our Company Group. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please let us know.

What are your data protection rights?

Every user is entitled to the following: The right to access – You have the right to request Our Company for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service. The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Our Company correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete the information you believe is incomplete. The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Our Company erase your personal data, under certain conditions. The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Our Company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Our Company’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Our Company transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further information, visit

How do we use cookies?

Our Company uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in

  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – Our Company uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and the location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

  • Advertising – Our Company uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Our Company sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website. 

  • You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites:

Our Company website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy. Changes to our privacy policy. Our Company keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page.

How to contact us?

If you have any questions about Our Company’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.

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