TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT DISPUTE POLICY

Sav, LLC (“Sav”) respects trademarks and copyrights and requests that the people who use its services do the same. This trademark and copyright dispute policy is here to assist you if you believe your legal rights to a trademark and/or copyright are being infringed upon.

TRADEMARK DISPUTES

If you believe that you have a trademark claim related to a domain name registered through the Sav domain name registration service, then this section provides information concerning the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (the “UDRP”) of ICANN.

The UDRP is a mandatory administrative proceeding adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”). All ICANN accredited registrars are required to follow the UDRP. Sav is an ICANN accredited registrar. In accord with ICANN regulations, all Sav domain name registrants are required to submit to the UDRP per the Sav Domain Name Registration Agreement. More information regarding the UDRP is available at:

COPYRIGHT DISPUTES

Sav provides web hosting services in connection with some of its domain name registration services. This section will assist you if you believe that you have a copyright claim related to a domain name using Sav’s web hosting service. Please make sure Sav is the webhost before you submit a copyright complaint under this policy. 

Checking the Web Host. In many instances, Sav is not providing web hosting services for a particular domain name or website. In such cases, the allegedly infringing material does not reside on Sav’s servers. When Sav is not providing web hosting services, Sav does not have the technical ability to remove or disable specific items of objectionable content. In this instance, we suggest that you contact the website or the party hosting the website to have this matter properly resolved. The IP address of the website in question often reveals the party that may be providing web hosting services. You may then use http://www.arin.net/whois/ or another similar tool to identify this party.

If Sav is the web host and you would like to report allegedly infringing material under this section, then please refer to the below Copyright Complaint process. 

Copyright Complaint

  • Notification

If you believe you have a valid copyright claim for material in which you hold a bona fide copyright, you must submit the following information to Sav’s Copyright Agent by email to:

[email protected] with the subject line “Copyright Complaint”, 

or by mail to:

Sav, LLC
Attn: Nick Roskam
2229 South Michigan Ave
Suite 303
Chicago, IL 60616

Each notification must

include all of the following to be effective:

    1. Identification of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
    2. Identification of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Sav to locate the material;
    3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Sav to contact you, such as an email address, telephone number, and/or mailing address;
    4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notification is accurate and that the you are the copyright owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or an authorized representative thereof; and 
    6. Your electronic or physical signature.

Upon receipt of sufficient notice, and provided you have properly identified the material you claim to be infringing such that Sav can adequately locate the allegedly infringing material, Sav will remove or disable the access to the material you claim to be infringing. Sav will take reasonable steps to forward your notification to the alleged infringer and will notify them that the material has been removed or disabled.

  • Counter Notification

If you received a notification that material on your website was removed, or access to the material was disabled due to notice of an alleged copyright infringement, you may send your counter notification to [email protected] with the subject line “Counter Notification”, or by mail to the address set forth above.

Your counter notification must include all of the following to be effective:

    1. Identification of the material that was removed or to which access was disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
    2. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;
    3. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, or if your address is outside of the United States, then you consent to any judicial district in which Sav may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the complaining party or its agent; and, 
    4. Your electronic signature.

Upon our receipt, Sav will provide the complaining party with a copy of your counter notification. Sav will inform the complaining party that the removed material will be returned to your website or that Sav will cease disabling access to the material with ten (10) business days unless Sav receives notice from the complaining party that the complaining party has filed a court order or other legal action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material on Sav’s system. If Sav does not receive such notification from the complaining party, Sav will reinstate the removed material or cease disabling access to it in not less than ten (10) nor more than fourteen (14) business days from receipt of your counter notification.

  • Repeat Infringers

In appropriate circumstances, it is Sav’s policy to terminate Sav account holders who repeatedly violate this policy or are repeat infringers of copyrighted works.