Grant Terms & Conditions

Introduction: Starting from the date the Grantee submits the Grant Application Form and/or registers to the Insperanto Network, the Grantee shall be bound by these terms and conditions (the “Terms”). The Grantee and Insperanto are individually referred to as “Party” and collectively as “Parties”.

1. Offer and Acceptance: Insperanto retains unlimited discretion to offer or award Grants (the “Grant/s“) for the Grantee to spend exclusively on specified services offered by specific counsel/s registered or subscribed to Insperanto (the “Partner Counsel/s“).

2. Grant Offer: Should Insperanto offer a Grant, they will send the offer to the Grantee via email or messaging including relevant details like the amount, conditions, restrictions, and acceptance timeline.

3. Selection of Partner Counsel: Insperanto may propose Partner Counsels for Grantee’s selection but it is not responsible for the choice. The Grantee must vet Partner Counsel´s independently. If not satisfied, Insperanto may propose alternatives. The Grantee understands that Partner Counsel/s may be customers of Insperanto.

4. Existing Counsel: Grantee and/or Insperanto may invite Grantee’s current counsel to join the Insperanto network.

5. Discounts: The Grantee agrees not to seek discounts from Partner Counsels for services directly reimbursed by the Grant.

6. Grant Payment: Insperanto will pay the agreed amount of Grant into Grantee’s bank account within 60 days of Grantee sending Insperanto: a) a copy of Grantee´s payment receipt for the relevant Partner Counsel Invoice, and b) the Grantee’s invoice stating the Grant amount due.

7. Grant Limitations: Grants offered to reimburse Grantee for attorney fees charged by the Partner Counsel for new patent drafting or litigation scopes exclude other charges related to disbursements, pass-through costs, FTO and search, patent filing, Official Fees, translation, foreign associate costs, maintenance, service provider fees, bank and currency fees, and taxes by the Partner Counsel or any other party.

8. Liability: Parties agree to indemnify and hold each other harmless against any negative consequences, claims, damages, losses, or breaches arising from the quality of service, professional conduct, actions, or claims by Partner Counsels or any other counsel. This includes any issues related to the Grantee’s client-attorney relationship with Partner Counsels, and the Grantee’s taxation and regulatory compliance responsibilities.

9. Confidentiality: Confidential information must not be shared with third parties except as required by law or to fulfill obligations of these Terms. Publicly known information or independently acquired details are not considered confidential.

10. Disclosure: The Grantee agrees that Insperanto can utilize and share any information provided by the Grantee with third parties explicitly for evaluating potential Grants for the Grantee and suggesting counsels and Partner Counsels for their consideration.

11. Intellectual Property Rights: These Terms do not grant Insperanto any rights, now or in the future, over the Grantee or its intellectual property.

12. Marketing Permission: The Grantee permits Insperanto to use its name and/or logo in marketing materials, with the right to revoke this permission with 30 days’ notice. Insperanto is not obligated to recall or destroy existing materials.

13. Termination: Either Party can terminate these Terms, the arrangement between Parties, and any Grant offered or awarded, for any reason whatsoever, with 30 days’ notice. Any clauses related to Liability, Confidentiality, Intellectual Property Rights, Grant Termination, Jurisdiction & Dispute Resolution sections of these Terms, shall survive termination. Upon termination, Grants already paid to Grantee cannot be reclaimed by Insperanto.

14. Partner Counsel Termination: In the event that a selected Partner Counsel for the Grantee’s Grant unregisters or terminates as an Insperanto Partner Counsel for any reason, Insperanto may immediately cancel the Grant without incurring any liability. Such cancellations won’t hinder Parties from mutually agreement to award alternate Grants for another Partner Counsels.

15. Jurisdiction & Dispute Resolution: Any disputes will be initially addressed through direct negotiations between the Parties. If resolution fails, it will be settled by one arbitrator following the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration.

16. Entire Agreement: These Terms constitute the complete agreement between the Parties, replacing all prior agreements. Any changes must be in writing and signed by both Parties as an amendment specifically referencing these Terms.

Stefania Bortolotto

Stefania brings a decade of experience as a Patent Paralegal, having built her knowledge and expertise in various firms. With a strong background in handling European patent applications, validations, international and foreign applications, and Italian patent applications, she has gained valuable experience in the field. She is also proficient in both English and Italian.