Opening a new business can be a path to living a dream of financial freedom and abundance, beyond what could be possible while being employed by another person or entity. And it also involves great personal and financial risks. One in three businesses close their doors within the first 2 years, which is often an extremely difficult period with great time, effort, and money invested, while seeing little, if any, return. Financial risks may include up to the total loss of the entrepreneur's assets and the opportunity costs of the enormous time investment that is lost with a business when it fails. Personal risks include burnout, and issues that can result from significant failures, the social ramifications, and self-perception issues like a sense of disgrace, loss of dignity, status, and the former sense of security. Being an entrepreneur is inherently unsafe, but in a positive light, with high risk, comes high reward.
We feel that entrepreneurs should be celebrated. They are courageous, and are the ones who are responsible for a large part of the success of an economy and the international influence that a nation enjoys as a result. Max Branded wholeheartedly wishes the best to all entrepreneurs. We hold them in a special place of admiration and respect.
In line with that appreciation, we go above and beyond, and provide free information and ideas regarding marketing and overall business principles, that are intended to help entrepreneurs find tactical solutions that can pique curiosity, create engagement, bring in more business, affect SEO positively, or even open the door to different strategies. These ideas are shared with the intent to assist entrepreneurs in their research and help them to arrive at new, productive opportunities that increase their financial rewards and reduce their risks. We genuinely want our customers to be highly successful.
At the same time, when there is business failure, which is unfortunately significantly often, there is a tendency to blame others and attempt to make them responsible in courts of law, to mitigate, or even recover from the fall by forcing those who were involved in helping to take the burden of responsibility for the failure in the entrepreneur’s stead. These TERMS AND CONDITIONS are aimed at protecting Max Branded from being adversely affected, by frivolous legal actions of entrepreneurs who are reluctant to admit responsibility for their failure and the losses inherent to it, and who feel no gratitude for the assistance they have received, and might be tempted to aim their destructive emotions towards Max Branded.
Please read, enjoy, share, and contact us with any comment, concerns, or questions you may have. We welcome you into the confidence of our inner circle and will do our best to help you in your quest to conquer the great dream of achieving success in your business. It is our great honor and privilege to participate with you in this exciting time. But we do not agree to any unreasonable demand, tolerate abuse, or agree to anything that will make us responsible for anyone else's failure.
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Truth in Advertising
When examples are provided, which state that a business could do well advertising with a specific claim. That does not mean just putting the words of the claim into an ad. Marketing must be ethical and blended into the entire organization. The business must actually have the substance to back up the claim. Making false claims in advertising is a violation of the Truth In Advertising Act, enforced by the FTC.
Logo Copyrights and Trademark Infringement
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- Protection can only be applied for, and used, in conjunction with brands and company names that are ACTIVELY marketed. Therefore Max Branded cannot own trademarks of domains that are not currently in use in order to transfer any such protection.
- Protection is granted by the geography and industry within which they are used. Therefore Max Branded cannot foresee the existing protections or those that could be granted for any specific application of a CUSTOMER in their industry and geography.
- New protection is approved every day, old protection expires. It is a dynamic environment. Max Branded cannot predict protections that may be available or unavailable.
- The manner in which courts perceive and rule the prescriptions for trademark infringement of the protections that have been granted are very nuanced. Max Branded makes no claim or promises of legal acceptability of any part of its PRODUCTs.
Taking these into account, Max Branded cannot and does NOT provide any warranty whatsoever, regarding the capacity of any part of its PRODUCTs to be granted protection by the US Patent and Trademark Office, or other regulatory agency, nor that any such protection (if granted) will hold up in a court of law. CUSTOMERs are solely responsible for researching, securing, and maintaining protection for the PRODUCTs they purchase.
Because of the nature of trademarks (geographic, industry specific, and nuanced), individual identity rights, and incorporation name rights, Max Branded cannot and does NOT guarantee any PRODUCT will be usable for any specific application, even those that Max Branded may feel are advisable and recommend as suitable for the PRODUCT. It is important that, prior to purchasing and using any PRODUCT, that the CUSTOMER gets information specific to their personal application, from a qualified legal counselor, and the USPTO Trademark Assistance Center, or similar agency with applicable knowledge and force of law, in foreign markets, as the case may be. Assessing marketability of all PRODUCTs purchased from Max Branded is the SOLE responsibility of the CUSTOMER.
Under no circumstance should anyone make a domain purchase decision (anywhere) based solely on the information in the CONTENT of the PROPERTIES of Max Branded. Given the potential inaccuracies, and the fact that the information presented was not created to address specific circumstances, the chance of potential issues applying the information in the CONTENT of the PROPERTIES of Max Branded, is significant. All CUSTOMERs are URGED to validate ALL ideas they feel could be helpful in the CONTENT of the PROPERTIES of Max Branded, with the specific professional advice that is relevant to the use of each of the ideas, particularly those ideas that could have significant legal consequences. It is of the utmost importance that all CUSTOMERs do their own research to ensure they have full understanding of the marketing ideas presented and have formulated their own opinion. Max Branded will NOT be responsible for ANY of the decisions that CUSTOMERs or any other persons or entities take, or their outcomes and consequences of those decisions.
Success with a name
Business success of a CUSTOMER depends on many factors beyond the control of Max Branded, not just having a good name to promote a brand. Things like the preferences of their target market and the viability of their product to that market, are essential, and can change very quickly due to competitive forces, new technology, legislation, shifting consumer preferences, or a myriad of other things. Even with a viable market and product, they must be paired with a good business strategy, based on good information, and which is implemented with managerial competence, to source, communicate with the market, and deliver the goods profitably. And this competent plan and structure must be backed by financial competence to provide flexibility for short term unforeseen divergences from plan parameters. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that over 80% of all business failures are due to cash flow issues alone. The name may indeed offer a great opportunity, and certainly be a significant influence that helps to achieve success, but it is the CUSTOMER who must create the successful business. It is unreasonable to think that a name can overcome performance failure in the rest of the business organization, regardless of how amazing a name may be. Max Branded provides no warranties of success by any measure of results, whatsoever, with any PRODUCT purchased from Max Branded, or the application of any marketing knowledge, comment, or other SERVICES contained in the CONTENT of the PROPERTIES of Max Branded. The single exception is for PRODUCTs purchased and used in compliance with the Max Branded Performance Guarantee, which may be in effect for the specific PRODUCT.
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