TERMS OF SERVICE

In this Agreement “you” and “your” refer to our customers, prospective customers, and users of our web site, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to TTC Business Solutions (hereinafter “TTC Business Solutions”) and “Service” refers to the services provided by us. Any and all use of our services is subject to this Agreement, which may be updated by us from time to time without prior notice to our customers. Any change of terms shall be binding and effective upon posting of the revised Agreement on our web site. In addition to this Agreement, specific services or information contained within this web site may be subject to additional posted terms or guidelines applicable to such services. All such terms or guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.

By using TTC Business Solutions website (the “Site”) or any TTC Business Solutions applications or application plug-ins (“Applications”), you agree to follow and be bound by these Terms of Services (the “Terms of Services”) and agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including United States export and re-export control laws and regulations.

It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Services periodically. If at any time you find these Terms of Services unacceptable or if you do not agree to these Terms of Services, please do not use this Site or any Applications.  If you have any questions about these Terms of Services, please Contact Us.

YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED BY TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT.

These Terms require the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.

Please also refer to TTC Business Solutions’ specific package details, Satisfaction Guarantee, and Privacy Policy, both of which is incorporated herein by reference.

General Terms

TTC Business Solutions’ Services

TTC Business Solutions provides online legal information to give visitors a general understanding of the law and to provide a proprietary software solution to individuals who choose to prepare their own legal documents. The Site includes general information on commonly encountered legal issues. TTC Business Solutions’ services also include a review of your answers for completeness, spelling, and for internal consistency of names, addresses and the like. At no time do we review your answers for legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations about your legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms, or strategies, or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation. TTC Business Solutions is not a law firm and may not perform services performed by an attorney. TTC Business Solutions, its services, and its forms or templates are not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney.

TTC Business Solutions  endeavors to keep its legal documents accurate, current and up-to-date. However, because the law changes rapidly, TTC Business Solutions  cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Site or Applications is completely current. The law is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts. The law is a personal matter, and no general information or legal tool like the kind TTC Business Solutions  provides can fit every circumstance. Furthermore, the legal information contained on the Site and Applications is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Therefore, if you need legal advice for your specific problem, or if your specific problem is too complex to be addressed by our tools, you should consult a licensed attorney in your area.

From time to time, TTC Business Solutions  may perform certain attorney access services and introduce our visitors to attorneys through various methods, including but not limited to (i) third-party attorney directory listings or (ii) third-party limited scope agreements. At no time is an attorney-customer relationship fostered or created with TTC Business Solutions  through the performance of any such services.

This Site and Applications are not intended to create any attorney-customer relationship, and your use of TTC Business Solutions  does not and will not create an attorney-customer relationship between you and TTC Business Solutions  . Instead, you are and will be representing yourself in any legal matter you undertake through TTC Business Solutions’ legal document service.

Intellectual Property

This web site contains proprietary material that is or may be protected by United States Copyright Law, Trademark Law, trade secret law, and by international treaty provisions.

All rights not granted to you herein are expressly reserved by TTC Business Solutions. No portion of the materials obtained from or through this web site may be reprinted, republished, redistributed, reproduced, retransmitted or otherwise transferred in any form except for your private or internal business use without our prior express written permission.

TTC Business Solutions, TTC Business Solutions logo and other product and service names are our service marks. Without our prior permission, you agree not to display or use them in any manner.

No Resale of Service

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of our Service(s).

Modification and/or Termination of Service

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Ownership

This Site and Applications are owned and operated by TTC Business Solutions, LLC. All right, title and interest in and to the materials provided on this Site and Applications, including but not limited to information, documents, logos, graphics, sounds and images are owned by TTC Business Solutions. Except as otherwise expressly provided by TTC Business Solutions, none of the materials may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, displayed, transmitted or distributed in any way and nothing on this Site or on any applications shall be construed to confer any license under any of TTC Business Solutions’ intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. TTC Business Solutions does not sell, license, lease or otherwise provide any of the materials other than those specifically identified as being provided by TTC Business Solutions.  Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by TTC Business Solutions.

Privacy Policy

TTC Business Solutions respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information.

When you open an account to use or access certain portions of the Site, Applications, or the Services, you must provide complete and accurate information as requested, through our forms and otherwise through communication with TTC Business Solutions. When using the Site you will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use a third party’s account, user name or password at any time. You agree to notify TTC Business Solutions immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name or password. TTC Business Solutions shall not be liable for any losses you incur as a result of someone else’s use of your account or password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by TTC Business Solutions, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password.

In connection with the use of certain TTC Business Solutions products or services, you may be asked to provide personal information in a questionnaire, application, form or similar document, service, or means. This information will be protected pursuant to our Privacy Policy. In addition, you grant TTC Business Solutions a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, publish and translate this personal information solely for the purpose of enabling your use of the applicable service and to provide you with information concerning other corollary services. You may revoke this license and terminate rights held by TTC Business Solutions at any time by removing your personal information from the applicable service.

Email Opt In Notice

When you submit your email address through our web site or provide it to an agent of TTC Business Solutions over the phone you agree that TTC Business Solutions may use the email address provided to contact you concerning existing products and services ordered and/or discussed and may further use the email for direct marketing of similar products or services.  If you choose to opt out of receiving said communications simply email TTC Business Solutions at info@TTCBusinessSolutions.com expressing your desire to opt out from our lists or simply click the “unsubscribe” button, if any, in any email communications you may receive.

Disclaimer

Our web site, including any content or information contained within or provided through it, is provided “as is” with no representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of this web site and the information received through it.  Further, we make no representations whatsoever about other web sites which you may access through our web site. Note, this disclaimer does not apply to North Carolina consumers.

Use of TTC Business Solutions’ Legal Forms

On our Site, through our Applications and otherwise, we offer self-help “fill in the blank” forms. If you buy or download a form on our Site, the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service control. You understand that your purchase, download, and/or use of a form document is neither legal advice nor the practice of law, and that each form and any applicable instructions or guidance is not customized to your particular needs by TTC Business Solutions.

License to Use

TTC Business Solutions grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use our forms for your own personal, internal business use, or if you are an attorney or professional, for your client. Except as otherwise provided, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the forms in any manner, except for modifications in filling out the forms for your authorized use. You shall not remove any copyright notice from any form.

Your Warranty and Indemnification

You represent and warrant to us that your use of the materials contained within this web site will at all times comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and this Agreement. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless our company and our officers, directors, employees, affiliates and subsidiaries from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, legal costs and expenses and attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to any breach by you of the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our sole cost and expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without our prior written consent.

Limitation Of Liability and Indemnification

EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU WILL HOLD TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AND ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS HARMLESS FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, HOWEVER IT ARISES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND ALL RELATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION, OR AT TRIAL OR ON APPEAL, IF ANY, WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION OR ARBITRATION IS INSTITUTED), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS, EVEN IF TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND ON THE PART OF TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THERE BE CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE PRIOR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS PARAGRAPH DOES NOT APPLY TO NORTH CAROLINA CONSUMERS.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, AND ALL MATERIALS, DOCUMENTS OR FORMS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR APPLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR ANY MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE OR APPLICATIONS, WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

OBTAINING ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR APPLICATIONS IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS OFFERS A SATISFACTION GUARANTEE, THE TERMS OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE HERE.  THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO THE PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY NORTH CAROLINA CONSUMERS.

Right to Refuse

You acknowledge that TTC Business Solutions reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to cancel user access at any time.

Termination

We may terminate this Agreement and your license to use its web site and services at any time and for any reason.

Cancellation and Completion of Services

You acknowledge that payment for services is required contemporaneous to the services being performed.  The scope of the services performed under our packages is more fully set forth in the respective packages as described on-line on TTC Business Solutions’ web site and as purchased and confirmed through the web site and other confirming correspondence.

TTC Business Solutions’ services are performed at or about the time they are ordered.  You acknowledge that once the services are performed, despite the outcome of said services, the monies paid for the services to TTC Business Solutions have been earned.  In the case of our filing package services, you acknowledge that fees are earned for these packages as of the date of performing work sufficient to complete a filing irrespective of whether the filing is ever completed.  In the event TTC Business Solutions performs services sufficient to complete a filing or other services but said services cannot be fully completed due to the action or inaction of the customer or other actor Customer agrees that TTC Business Solutions has earned the fees for the package ordered and that the only refund, if any, the customer may be entitled to is for government filing fees which ultimately may not have been used.  Additional fees may then apply should the customer wish to move forward with the filing.

You acknowledge and agree that once an order is placed with TTC Business Solutions you may only cancel the same for up to 12 hours after the order has been made subject to the limitations above.

Additional services are offered complimentary to are filing packages so long as you remain a customer of TTC Business Solutions.  In regard to other services, you acknowledge that the monies paid for services to TTC Business Solutions have been earned under these arrangements as of the date performing of work sufficient to complete the package purchased.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to conflicts of law provisions thereof. The exclusive forum for any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina – Raleigh, U.S.A. or appropriate state court sitting in Wake County, North Carolina, U.S.A. If any part of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Agreement shall be interpreted so as to reasonably effect the intention of the parties.

Accuracy of Information

You acknowledge that the information submitted through our web site will be used in the creation or protection of legal rights.  Accordingly, it is imperative that the information provided through our web site be truthful and accurate.

You acknowledge that once your submission has been submitted to any government agency you have 30 days to notify TTC Business Solutions of any typographical or information errors that appear in the submission.  TTC Business Solutions hereby disclaims responsibility for inaccuracies in submissions not brought to our attention within this period.

You acknowledge that willful false statements to government agencies and the like may jeopardize the validity of the documents filed and the rights created.

Third-Party Acts and Omissions

You acknowledge that TTC Business Solutions is not responsible for any acts or omissions of third-parties which may damage official documents from a government agency (e.g., U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Postal Service, and/or state agencies).

Outsourcing

TTC Business Solutions reserves the right to outsource certain specific tasks to personnel outside of the company to provide more efficient, effective, and cost-effective services for our customers.  You acknowledge and consent that by engaging TTC Business Solutions for the specific services provided under our packages available on our web site that some of these services may be provided by outsourced personnel as outlined herein.

Waiver

No Waiver by either us or you of any breach or default under this Agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default hereunder.

Privacy Policy

Introduction & Scope

This policy relates solely to the online information collection and use practices of TTC Business Solutions, LLC (“TTC Business Solutions”) located at www.TTCBusinessSolutions.com (“Web Site”). We recognize that many visitors and users of this Web Site are concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy, which may be updated from time to time, has been developed to address those concerns.

Your use of this Web Site indicates to us that you have read and accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, please Contact Us.

What Information About Your Do We Collect?

When you visit our Web Site, you may provide us with two types of information: (1) personally identifiable information that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis, and (2) general user information that does not contain personally identifiable information, which is collected on an aggregate basis as you browse the Web Site. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with requested information, you may not be able to access all of our Web Site’s content or services.

Personally Identifiable Information

We may ask for certain personal information from you for the purpose of providing to you content and/or services that you request. For example, if you indicate an interest in receiving materials, or if you want to utilize a specific service, you may be asked to submit your name, institution, city, country and e-mail address. We also request your name and e-mail address and other contact details each time you contact us by clicking on the Contact Us link. We may retain a record of users who have contacted us in order to respond properly to questions or concerns and for purposes of future communications.

Non-personally Identifiable Information We Collect

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web Site may utilize standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web Site is used. Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web Site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web Site This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our Web Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

Privacy protections for children using the Internet Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information on our Web Site from those we actually know are under the age of 13, nor is any part of our Web Site targeted to attract anyone under 13. We request that all visitors to our Web Site who are under 13 not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that child’s personally identifiable information from our records.

How Do We Use and Share the Information We Collect?

We hold your contact details and email address in our customer database. We use those details to keep you informed about our company, our products and our services or to provide you with the content or information you have requested. We share this information with our affiliated companies and partners. If any of your details are incorrect, if you no longer wish to receive emails or marketing materials from us or you do not want us to share your details with our affiliates and partners, please let us know by sending an email to info@TTTCBusinessSolutions.com or a letter to TTC Business Solutions, LLC, 2703 Jones Franklin Rd., Suite 205, Cary, North Carolina, 27518.

We use non-identifying information collected on our Web Site in the aggregate to better understand your use of the Web Site and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of our Web Site or to analyze the programs and services that we offer.

Additional Disclosure of Your Information

We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web Site(s), to limit our legal liability and protect our rights, or to protect the rights and safety of visitors to our Web Site(s) or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that limited purpose.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Our agents and contractors who have access to your personally identifiable information are required to protect the information in a similar manner that is consistent with this privacy statement.

We will not share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

How Do You Access and/or Modify Your Information or Choices

If you visit our Web Site and volunteer personally identifiable information, you may modify, update or delete such information at any time or update your preferences regarding what information you want to receive from us by clicking on the Contact Us link. When supplying personal information using one of the online forms on the Web Site, you have the option to opt out from receiving marketing and promotional material relating to our products and services. However, please be aware that your ability to opt out from receiving marketing and promotional materials does not change our right to contact you regarding your use of our Web Site or subscriptions you may have ordered either for trial or purchase.

Consent to Transfer

This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of United States please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to United States. By using our Web Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer. The information you provide may also be transferred to other parts of the TTC Business Solutions, our affiliates or partners outside of United States in order to provide the information or service you have requested. All reasonable care will be taken to ensure data security and adherence to these privacy practices.

Links

This Web Site may contain links to third party sites as well as to other sites owned and/or operated by TTC Business Solutions. Please be aware that TTC Business Solutions is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites. Please also be aware that the privacy policies of other TTC Business Solutions sites may differ significantly from the privacy policy of this Web Site. Therefore, we encourage our users to read the privacy policy of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Web Site.

How to Contact Us

For further details on any items associated with this policy or this Web Site, please Contact Us.

Changes to the Policy

From time to time, we may change our privacy policies. If we make a change, it will not affect the choices you have made about any information you gave us before that change. Any changes will be reflected in our Privacy Policy.

Privacy Complaints

We are committed to working with you to resolve, quickly and fairly, any complaints you may have about privacy. If you have any questions or comments, please Contact Us using the online form.

Data Security

We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as installing electronic security systems that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.

Identification

This Web Site is controlled and maintained by:

TTC Business Solutions, LLC
2703 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 205
Cary, NC 27518
United States

Satisfaction Guarantee

Our Satisfaction Guarantee, our consumer satisfaction process, is incorporated into this General Service Agreement by reference.  For additional information on our Satisfaction Guarantee click here.

Corporate Veil Guarantee

How the Corporate Veil Guarantee Works

First, use TTC Business Solutions to form a corporation, nonprofit, LLP, or LLC by phone or online. Second, we will process your paperwork with the state you select. Third, follow our step-by-step checklist to keep your corporate veil in place for our guarantee to apply. Fourth, if a judgment from a court of law against your business pierces you’re your corporate veil and you’re held personally liable for the debts of the business we will reimburse you for up to $75,000 U.S. for legal defense fees.

Terms and Conditions

TTC Business Solutions guarantees your company’s ability to keep its corporate veil intact when you follow our step-by-step Corporate Veil Guarantee Checklist(s), within the designated time frames and subject to the terms and conditions below. In the event that TTC Business Solutions is your nonprofit, corporation’s or LLC’s active Registered Agent, your company has followed all applicable compliance steps listed below, and your company’s corporate veil is pierced by a court decision holding the company’s owner(s), officer(s), director(s), manager(s), and/or member(s) personally liable for the debts and contractual obligations of the company, TTC Business Solutions will, subject to the terms and conditions below, compensate your company for up to $75,000 in reasonable, documented legal defense expenses incurred by your nonprofit, corporation or LLC in connection with the defense against the claim resulting in the piercing of the corporate veil. We are so confident that our program will help your company maintain its good standing with the state and continue the personal financial protection of your company’s nonprofit, incorporation or LLC formation we provide this guarantee.

Corporate Veil Guarantee Checklist

In order to qualify for this reimbursement, your company must demonstrate and certify that it has met each of the following requirements:

  • File valid incorporation or organizational documents with the state of incorporation or formation, and pay associated filing fees.
  • Draft bylaws or LLC operating agreement upon formation of the company to provide details of how internal affairs of the company will be managed.
  • Confirm and ensure that no company funds or other assets are commingled with those of any other entity or individual.
  • Maintain the company’s third-party registered agent relationship with TTC Business Solutions or another independent registered agent.
  • File annual report(s) and make franchise tax payments with the state of incorporation or organization, and with state(s) where qualified to do business in a timely manner.
  • File amendments to filed incorporation or organizational documents upon a change of the name of the company or a change in the amount of authorized stock (if a corporation), or upon any change that would make the current incorporation or organizational documents no longer accurate, and file all amendments to filed documents that are required by applicable law.
  • File applications and pay all required fees for qualification as a foreign corporation or limited liability company in all states where the company is “doing business” (as that term is defined in the relevant jurisdictions).
  • Submit all tax reports and payments to local, state, and federal governments in a timely manner.
  • Document loans to and from shareholders, directors, unit holders, members, managers, officers and employees with a promissory note and, if applicable, a security agreement and UCC-1 financing statement.
  • Pay the company’s annual registered agent fee to its registered agent.
  • Confirm and ensure that the company was formed for a legal purpose and has not engaged in any illegal activity.
  • Confirm and ensure that the company has sufficient capital given the nature and the risks of the business in which it is engaged.
  • Review bylaws or LLC operating agreement to ensure that the company’s current business practices are in accordance with documented requirements and promptly complete any appropriate updates to comply.
  • Confirm and ensure that no personal expenses are paid out of company funds or assets.
  • Confirm and ensure that the company keeps its own accounting records separate from those of other entities or individuals.
  • Pay unemployment insurance and Social Security withholding.
  • Conduct business in the company’s name only. When doing business with third parties, including entering into agreements, the company’s officers, directors, managers, and agents must make it clear that they are acting on behalf of the company (and not in their individual capacity), and not make any statements or take or fail to take any actions that in any way call into question or dispute the company’s validity, legitimacy, and/or good standing. Officers and agents should use their proper titles and be sure to use the company’s full and correct name.
  • No less than once per year request a Certificate of Good Standing from the state(s) where the company was formed and the state(s) where the company does business.
  • To the extent that the company conducts business under a name other than its full corporate or LLC name (e.g., a trade name or “doing business as – DBA”), confirm and ensure that the company’s use of such name complies with all applicable laws and statutory and registration requirements, and that it is reasonably apparent that the business conducted under such name is the business of the company itself, and not an individual, unincorporated or unformed entity.

Additional Requirements for Corporations

This checklist includes additional requirements specifically for corporations.

  • Begin and regularly maintain a corporate minute book and include: a copy of the incorporation documents filed with the state and all amendments thereto; the corporation’s organizational action; copy of the bylaws; minutes of all meetings of shareholders and directors; all resolutions passed by shareholders and directors; an accurate and up-to-date stock register; records of any significant corporate activities, including loans, purchases, leases, and payment of compensation to officers.
  • After the consideration has been paid for the stock, issue signed stock certificates to the shareholders and prepare and regularly maintain the stock register showing the ownership of the corporation’s stock.
  • Hold director and shareholder meetings (or execute written consents for corporate actions) at least annually.
  • Elect officers and directors upon formation of the corporation and confirm and ensure the accuracy of their names and contact information at least annually.
  • Update the stock register as new shares are issued and issued shares are transferred.

Additional Requirements for LLCs

This checklist includes additional requirements specifically for Limited Liability Companies (LLCs).

  • Begin and regularly maintain a company record book and include: a copy of the organizational documents filed with the state and all amendments thereto; the company’s organizational action; copy of the LLC operating agreement; minutes of all meetings of members and/ or managers; a copy of all signed consents listing resolutions passed by members and/or managers; an accurate and up-to-date interest register; and records of any significant company activities, including loans, purchases, leases, and payment of compensation to officers.
  • After the consideration has been paid for the units of interest in the company, issue signed interest certificates to the members, if applicable, and prepare and regularly maintain the interest register showing the ownership interests of each member.
  • Confirm and ensure that officers’, members’, and managers’ names and contact information are accurate.
  • Update the interest register as new units of interest are issued and issued units of interest are transferred.
  • Hold manager and/or member meetings (or execute written consents for company actions) at least annually, if required by the LLC Operating Agreement.

Additional Terms & Conditions

TTC Business Solutions’ Corporate Veil Guarantee is also subject to the following Additional Terms and Conditions:

  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee is activated only when a third party successfully pierces the corporate veil of the covered company and, as a result, the owners, directors, officers, managers or members of the company are held personally liable for the debts and contractual obligations of the covered company to third parties, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States.
  • In order to become and remain eligible for the Corporate Veil Guarantee, the covered company must fully complete and comply with all applicable designated activities in our Corporate Veil Guarantee Checklist within the required time frames and agree to be subject to the terms and conditions outlined herein. The Corporate Veil Guarantee is not available or effective if the company is or has been past due or non-compliant with any of the applicable checklist activities. Eligibility for the Corporate Veil Guarantee and the guarantees thereunder is subject to final determination by TTC Business Solutions.
  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee does not cover claims asserted in connection with any bankruptcy proceeding.
  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee does not cover claims against the company made by or through the IRS, any other governmental taxing authority, or any other government agency.
  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee is only available and effective during the period of the covered company’s Business Compliance Calendar service with TTC Business Solutions. Events prior to the customer’s enrollment in the program or after a termination of this service are not covered.
  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee does not provide coverage for claims relating to illegal or fraudulent activities, improper conduct by the company’s owners, officers, directors, managers, members or agents, or intentional misconduct or grossly negligent conduct.
  • In the event of a claim against the Corporate Veil Guarantee, to receive payment approval the covered company will be required to provide valid documentation of (1) the timely and full completion of and compliance with each applicable Corporate Veil Guarantee Checklist activity and (2) the covered legal defense expenses incurred.
  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee coverage is not insurance and is limited to reasonable and documented legal defense expenses incurred and paid by the covered company in direct connection with the company’s good faith defense against a corporate veil piercing claim brought against the company in a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States.
  • The covered company’s sole recourse against TTC Business Solutions under or related to the Corporate Veil Guarantee shall be reimbursement for legal defense expenses as expressly provided herein and in no event shall TTC Business Solutions be liable to the covered company or any other person or entity for any other claims, benefits, damages or expenses arising under or related to the Corporate Veil Guarantee.
  • In no event will coverage under the Corporate Veil Guarantee with respect to a covered company exceed U.S. $75,000.
  • EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN, TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS MAKES NO, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY, WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE CORPORATE VEIL GUARANTEE. THE CORPORATE VEIL GUARANTEE IS NOT AVAILABLE AND DOES NOT APPLY TO RESIDENTS OR CONSUMERS IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
  • TTC Business Solutions may modify any of the terms and conditions of the Corporate Veil Guarantee and/or terminate the Corporate Veil Guarantee, in whole or in part, at any time and in TTC Business Solution’s sole discretion.
  • The covered company’s participation in, and rights under, the Corporate Veil Guarantee are not transferable or assignable without the prior written consent of TTC Business Solutions.
  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee and these terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any action against TTC Business Solutions relating to the Corporate Veil Guarantee or these terms and conditions must be brought in the federal or state courts located in North Carolina, and by participating in the Corporate Veil Guarantee the covered company submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts with respect to any such action.
  • No aspect of the Corporate Veil Guarantee or these terms and conditions shall be deemed to create any partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between the covered company and TTC Business Solutions.
  • The Corporate Veil Guarantee is subject to all applicable laws, rules and regulations and is void where prohibited. The Corporate Veil Guarantee is not intended to, and does not, cover any company in any jurisdiction or country where such coverage or the company’s participation in the Corporate Veil Guarantee is contrary to or impermissible under any applicable law, rule or regulation.
Package-Specific Terms of Service

Business Services

Business Name Availability Package

The Company guarantees it will use its best efforts in researching, completing, and delivering the report concerning your complimentary Business Name Availability Package.  However, due to the nature of various states’ laws it is possible that the complimentary Business Name Availability Package may not identify a prior entity that may block the registration or organization of your entity before that state.

In the unlikely event your check does not include a blocking entity name we will refile for a new entity for you at no additional cost save for the required government filing fees.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

Additionally, TTC Business Solutions reserves the right to terminate or refuse services under this package for any reason.

LLC, Corporation, LP, LLP, Nonprofit, and Sole Proprietorship Formation Packages

Use of TTC Business Solutions’ services to organize or form your entity does not guarantee that your entity will be organized and/or formed with the respective state agency.  Specifics of each service package provided are incorporated by reference herein.

In the unlikely event your entity name is not available or is blocked we will refile for a new entity for you at no additional cost save for the required government filing fees.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

By accepting this terms of service, you hereby grant TTC Business Solutions a limited power of attorney to execute those forms required to form your entity if so required.

TTC Business Solutions’ makes no warranties that your use of the name of the business provided is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Business Compliance Calendar

Our Business Compliance Calendar provides notice to you of your entity’s Annual or Biennial report filing obligations.  It does not include filing of your entity’s Annual or Biennial reports which is a separate service offered by TTC Business Solutions.

Our Business Compliance Calendar does not provide information or notice regarding other obligations an entity may or may not have save for that specifically referenced herein.

In the unlikely event that our Business Compliance Calendar fails to notify you of your entity’s Annual or Biennial report filing obligations we will, upon purchase of the appropriate Annual Reports Package, pay for any fees required to reinstate your entity up to $500, as applicable.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

Business Plan, Business Consulting, and Business Plan Platinum Packages

You agree and understand that once you have been provided access to our proprietary software for the purpose of creating your business plan, business consulting, or combined business plan and consulting reports, we have provided you with the means through which to create to the same. Accordingly, once provided you will only be entitled to a $100 refund if you do not provide the answers sufficient to finalize the Business Plan Platinum Package or $50 if you do not provide the answers sufficient to finalize the Business Plan or Business Consulting Package(s), respectively.

Copyright Services

Gold and Gold Expedited Registration Packages

Our Gold and Gold Expedited Registration Packages do not include a search for copyrights that are similar to the work you are seeking to register. Moreover, purchase of our Gold and Gold Expedited Registrations Package does not guarantee that your copyright will be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Our Gold and Gold Expedited Registration Packages also do not include responding to substantive refusals such as lack of sufficient artistry or otherwise which may block the registration of your copyright.  Further, the Company makes no warranties that your use of the any copyright is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Platinum and Platinum Expedited Registration Packages

Our Platinum and Platinum Expedited Registration Packages do not include a search for copyrights that are similar to the work you are seeking to register.  Moreover, purchase of our Platinum and Platinum Expedited Registration Packages does not guarantee that your copyright will be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Upon the purchase of our Platinum and Platinum Expedited Registration Packages we will provide our Copyright Information Letter prior to filing to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office.  The letter will be provided to you within one business day.

If, in your opinion, after receiving our Copyright Information Letter your work lacks sufficient artistic nature or otherwise is unlikely to receive a copyright registration you have the option of receiving a full refund of all fees paid less $75, the cost of the Copyright Information Letter.  Should you proceed forward with filing for your copyright following receipt of the same, and should your application be rejected, you will receive a 10% discount off of a Request to Reconsider the subject refusal.  Note, this does not include official government fees that cannot be discounted.

Enforcement & Defense Services

TTC Business Solutions’ self-help and enforcement services provided through a network of independent attorneys are designed to provide solutions allowing its customers to enforce and defend their intellectual property.  The Company can never guarantee the results of any enforcement or defense efforts nor does it warrant that enforcement or defense efforts, self-directed or otherwise, will not lead to third-party counter-enforcement, claims, or defenses or the manner of said enforcement or defense efforts.

Our enforcement and defenses services are available to all of our customers.  However, they are not a part of our other services unless expressly provided and must be arranged for separately and apart of any business, copyright, or trademark services purchased.

Standard Enforcement & Defense Packages

The Standard Enforcement and Standard Defense Packages are non-litigation packages designed to enforce or defend your rights in a cost-effective manner.  No representation in a court or other tribunal will occur in the course and provision of these packages.

The initial step of both packages is the Research Letter wherein TTC Business Solutions conducts factual research concerning the rights of the respective parties involved in a specific matter and provides the results of that research to the customer and an NIA attorney in a Research Letter.  Once the Research Letter is completethe matter is forwarded to the NIA attorney.

Through our NIA we provide access to independent attorneys who prepare cease and desist letters and the corresponding services as more fully set forth in the package details as well as responding to the same.  The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney and the customer may be protected by privilege communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both the TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney and the customer.  TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same.   Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer. 

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.

The Standard Defense Package and Standard Enforcement Packages are also limited to one party, as applicable, and may only be used to enforce against that one particular party and will not be expanded to enforce or defend through tangential means.

Specifically, our Standard Enforcement Package Includes:

  • Conducting Factual Research Concerning Your Rights in Your Trademark vis-a-vis the Rights Allegedly Retained by the Purported Infringer;
  • Providing a Statement of Facts as to the Respective Rights Involved;
  • Submitting an Initial Cease and Desist Letter to the Other Party, if warranted;*
  • Submitting a Follow-Up Cease and Desist Letter to the Other Party, if warranted;*
  • Up to 2 Conference Calls with the Opposing Party or Counsel to Negotiate Ceasing Use of the Infringing Trademark;*
  • Up to 2 Emails to the Opposing Party or Counsel to Negotiate Ceasing Use of the Infringing Trademark;*
  • Up to 1 Conference Call with Your Attorney to Discuss the Matter;* and
  • Up to 3 Written Status Reports Reporting on Responses to Our Claims.*

*Provided through TTC’s NIA. 

Specifically, our Standard Defense Package Includes:

  • Conducting Factual Research Concerning Your Rights in Your Trademark vis-a-vis the Rights Allegedly Retained by the Party Alleging Infringement;
  • Providing a Statement of Facts as to the Respective Rights Involved;
  • Submitting an Response to the Other Party, if warranted;*
  • Submitting a Follow-Up Response to the Other Party, if warranted;*
  • Up to 2 Conference Calls with the Opposing Party or Counsel to Negotiate a Resolution of the Claims;*
  • Up to 2 Emails to the Opposing Party or Counsel to Negotiate a Resolution of the Claims;*
  • Up to 1 Conference Call with Your Attorney to Discuss the Matter;* and
  • Up to 3 Written Status Reports.*

*Provided through TTC’s NIA. 

TTAB Enforcement and Defense Packages

Our TTAB Enforcement and Defense Packages are litigation packages which provide access to litigation services through our NIA for matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Through our NIA we provide access to independent attorneys who litigate the case as more fully set forth in the package details as well as any subsequent agreement entered into between you and the NIA attorney.  The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney and the customer may be protected by privilege communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both the TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney and the customer.  TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same.

Of note, for this initial payment the customer receives the services set forth in the package details.  TTAB litigation can be complex and neither the TTAB Enforcement Package or the TTAB Defense Package constitutes the full amount that would be required to litigate a matter from its start to its completion. In that regard, once the services are performed under our TTAB Packages by the NIA attorney the customer and the NIA attorney may then enter into a separate contract for the completion of the case, if required. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.

Domain Name Dispute Packages

Through our NIA Program we provide access to independent attorneys who prepare custom domain name disputes and responses to the same.  The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney and the customer may be protected by privilege communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both the TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney and the customer.  TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same.   Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer. 

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.

Patent Services

Patent Search
 
Our Patent Search is provided through access to our network of independent attorneys and agents (NIA) who research the availability of the requested patent and advise our customers on the same. The service is limited to identifying prior art which may affect the ability of the patent to be registered. Specifically, the following databases are searched:
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office;
  • European Patent Databases; as well as
  • Asian Patent Databases.
The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney or agent and the customer may be protected by privileged communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney / agent and the customer. TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with the Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.

 
Design Patent Package
 
Our Design Patent Package is provided through access to our network of independent attorneys and agents (NIA) who consult on the patent application process and advise our customers on the same. The service is limited to the following:
  • Initial Consultation with Agent / Attorney, up to 45 minutes.
  • Creation of up to 20 drawings in support of the application. Generally, 10 are recommended. A surcharge will be applied for requests for more than 20 drawings.
  • Pre-filing consultation to ensure the provided drawings represent the claimed design.
  • Up to 3 Revisions of of the drawings to ensure the provided drawings represent the claimed design.
  • Prepare and file application and supplementary documents with a single claim with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • A copy of all documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in support of your registration.
  • Status reports regarding the progress of the registration.
If, following the initial consultation, the customer decides not to move forward with the package all but $299 of the cost of the package will be refunded to the customer. The customer further expressly acknowledges that once work sufficient to file the application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is completed the customer is only entitled to a refund of the collected government filing fees, if any, should the application not be filed for any reason.

The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney or agent and the customer may be protected by privileged communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney / agent and the customer. TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with the Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.
 
Provisional Patent Application Package
 
Our Provisional Patent Application Package is provided through access to our network of independent attorneys and agents (NIA) who consult on the patent application process and advise our customers on the same. The service is limited to the following:
  • Initial Consultation with Agent / Attorney, up to 45 minutes.
  • Creation of up to 20 drawings in support of the application. A surcharge will be applied for requests for more than 20 drawings.
  • Pre-filing consultation to ensure the provided drawings will represent the utility claim.
  • Up to 3 Revisions of of the drawings to ensure the provided drawings represent the claimed utility.
  • Prepare and file application, specification and supplementary documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • A copy of all documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in support of your registration.
  • Status reports regarding the progress of the registration.
If, following the initial consultation, the customer decides not to move forward with the package all but $299 of the package shall be refunded to the customer. The customer further expressly acknowledges that once work sufficient to file the application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is completed the customer is only entitled to a refund of the collected government filing fees, if any, should the application not be filed for any reason.

The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney or agent and the customer may be protected by privileged communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney / agent and the customer. TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with the Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.

Conversion of Provisional to Non-Provisional Patent Application Package

Our Conversion of Provisional to Non-Provisional Patent Application Package is provided through access to our network of independent attorneys and agents (NIA) who consult on the patent application process and advise our customers on the same. This service is limited to conversion of provisional applications assembled by a member of our NIA. The service is limited to the following:

  • Writing of claims and specifications sufficient to convert the provisional application to a regular application.

The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney or agent and the customer may be protected by privileged communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney / agent and the customer. TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with the Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.

Utility Patent Package – Standard

Our Standard Utility Patent Package is provided through access to our network of independent attorneys and agents (NIA) who consult on the patent application process and advise our customers on the same. The service is limited to the following:

  • Initial Consultation with Agent / Attorney, up to 45 minutes.
  • Creation of up to 20 drawings in support of the application and drafting of up to 20 claims. A surcharge will be applied for requests for more than 20 drawings and/or claims.
  • Pre-filing consultation to ensure the provided drawings and claims represent the utility claim.
  • Up to 3 Revisions of of the drawings and claims to ensure the provided drawings and claim represent the claimed utility.
  • Prepare and file application and supplementary documents with claims with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • A copy of all documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in support of your registration.
  • Status reports regarding the progress of the registration.
If, following the initial consultation, the customer decides not to move forward with the package all but $399 of the package shall be refunded to the customer. The customer further expressly acknowledges that once work sufficient to file the application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is completed the customer is only entitled to a refund of the collected government filing fees, if any, should the application not be filed for any reason.

The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney or agent and the customer may be protected by privileged communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney / agent and the customer. TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with the Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.

 
For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.
 
Utility Patent Package – Platinum
 
Our Platinum Utility Patent Package is provided through access to our network of independent attorneys and agents (NIA) who consult on the patent application process and advise our customers on the same. The service combines Patent Search (See terms above) with our Standard Utility Patent Package.  Following the search, the filing portion of the package is limited to the following:
  • Initial Consultation with Agent / Attorney, up to 45 minutes.
  • Creation of up to 20 drawings in support of the application and drafting of up to 20 claims. A surcharge will be applied for requests for more than 20 drawings and/or claims.
  • Pre-filing consultation to ensure the provided drawings and claims represent the utility claim.
  • Up to 3 Revisions of of the drawings and claims to ensure the provided drawings and claim represent the claimed utility.
  • Prepare and file application and supplementary documents with claims with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • A copy of all documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in support of your registration.
  • Status reports regarding the progress of the registration.
If, following receipt and review of the patent search, the customer decides not to move forward with the filing portion of the package all but $799 of the Platinum Utility Patent Package shall be refunded.  The customer further expressly acknowledges that once work sufficient to file the application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is completed the customer is only entitled to a refund of the collected government filing fees, if any, should the application not be filed for any reason.
 
The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney or agent and the customer may be protected by privileged communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney / agent and the customer. TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with the Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.
 
For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.
 
Patent Office Action Response Packages

Our Patent Office Action Response Packages are provided through access to our network of independent attorneys and agents (NIA) who consult on patent office actions and responses. The services are limited to the following:
For all Patent Office Action Response Packages:
  • Initial Consultation with Agent / Attorney, up to 45 minutes.
  • Review of proposed response with client prior to filing.
  • A copy of all documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in support of your response.
  • Status reports regarding the progress of the registration.
For Patent Office Action Response Package – Standard
  • Amendment of up to 10 claims and/or specifications and supporting documents.
For Patent Office Action Response Package – Platinum
  • Amendment of up to 20 claims and/or specifications and supporting documents.
If, following the initial consultation, the customer decides not to move forward with the office action response package all but $299 of the package shall be refunded to the customer. The customer further expressly acknowledges that once work sufficient to file the response with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is completed the customer is only entitled to a refund of the collected government filing fees, if any, should the response not be filed for any reason.
 
The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney or agent and the customer may be protected by privileged communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney / agent and the customer. TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with the Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer.
 
For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.
 
Trademark Services

Basic Federal Database Search

Our Basic Federal Database Search conducts a search of the Federal Trademark Database operated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The service is limited to identifying potential blocking trademarks in the database which would create an impediment to the registration of the searched trademark by searching for and examining:

  • Direct Matches;
  • Near Matches and Similar Trademarks;
  • Phonetic Equivalents; and
  • Translation or Foreign Equivalents.

Your Basic Federal Database Search report is then delivered to you within three (3) business days of the completion of your order including payment therefor.  The Company reserves the right to alter the delivery date of your report provided advanced notice is provided to you.  Our research as to whether your trademark is available to be registered before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for this report is expressly limited to potential blocking trademarks existing on the database as of the date of the search.

Your Basic Federal Database Search may include up to five (5) classes of goods and services.  If the search involves more than five (5) classes of goods and services additional reports may need to be purchased.

The Company guarantees it will use its best efforts in researching, completing, and delivering the report concerning your trademark.  However, due to the subjective nature of trademark law it is possible, albeit extremely rare, that a Basic Federal Database Search may not identify a prior pending trademark application that is later cited as an impediment to the registration of your trademark.

Upon performing the Basic Federal Database Search if the report identifies a trademark that you believe may be an impediment to your registration within the scope of this service prior to filing you have two options:

First, should you wish to research an alternative trademark you will receive a 10% discount off of the regular price for another Basic Federal Database Search.  There is no limit to the number of alternative trademarks to which this discount will apply.

Second, and in the alternative, our customers can proceed with the filing and if the trademark is refused registration on the grounds identified receive a 10% discount off any of our Substantive Office Action Response Packages (Substantive).

In the unlikely event your report does not include a potential blocking trademark which, upon examination of the search strategy and results you received, should have been identified in your report prior to filing your trademark and, moreover, it is refused on that basis we will provide a complimentary self-directed Office Action response using our proprietary software to respond to the refusal at no additional cost to you.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

The Basic Federal Database Search makes no warranties that your use of the any trademark is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search

Our Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search conducts a search of the Federal Trademark Database operated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as all 50 state trademark databases, a national corporate filing database as well as registered domain name search (.com, .net, .org).  The service is designed to research all potential blocking trademarks on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s federal register as well as generally identify other potential refusals which could be encountered when trying to register the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The other information in the report is designed to identify other common law use of trademarks which may otherwise affect your federal rights.

Your Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search report is delivered to you within three (3) business days of the completion of your order including payment therefor.  The Company reserves the right to alter the delivery date of your report provided advanced notice is provided to you.

Your Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search may include up to five (5) classes of goods and services.  If the search involves more than five (5) classes of goods and services additional reports may need to be purchased.

The Company guarantees it will use its best efforts in researching, completing, and delivering the report.  However, due to the subjective nature of trademark law it is possible, albeit extremely rare, that a Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search may not generally identify a potential basis for the refusal of your trademark.

Upon performing the Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search if the report identifies a trademark that you believe may be an impediment to your registration or if you believe there is any other reason for not moving forward with the filing prior to filing you have two options:

First, should you wish to research an alternative trademark you will receive a 10% discount off of the regular price for another Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search.  There is no limit to the number of alternative trademarks to which this discount will apply.

Second, and in the alternative, our customers can proceed with the filing and if the trademark is refused registration on the grounds identified receive a 10% discount off any of our Substantive Office Action Response Packages (Substantive).

In the unlikely event your report does not include a potential blocking trademark or other grounds of refusal which, upon examination of the search strategy and results you received, should have been identified in your report prior to filing your trademark and, moreover, it is refused on that basis we will provide a complimentary self-directed Office Action response using our proprietary software to respond to the refusal at no additional cost to you.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

The Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search makes no warranties that your use of the any trademark is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search

Our Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search conducts a search of the Federal Trademark Database operated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, all 50 state trademark databases, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) database, the Canadian Federal Trademark database, the European Community database, the German Federal database, the France Federal database, as well as a national corporate filing database and a registered domain name search (.com, .net, .org).  The service is designed to identify all potential blocking trademarks on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s federal register and the foreign registers searched as well as generally discuss other potential refusals which could be encountered when trying to register the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or foreign registers searched.  The U.S. state, corporate, and domain name information in the report is designed to identify other common law use of trademarks which may otherwise affect your U.S. federal rights.

Your Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search report is delivered to you within three (3) business days of the completion of your order including payment therefor.  The Company reserves the right to alter the delivery date of your report provided advanced notice is provided to you.

Your Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search may include up to five (5) classes of goods and services.  If the search involves more than five (5) classes of goods and services additional reports may need to be purchased.

The Company guarantees it will use its best efforts in researching, completing, and delivering the report.  However, due to the subjective nature of trademark law it is possible, albeit extremely rare, that a Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search may not generally identify a potential basis for the refusal of your trademark.

Upon performing the Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search if the report identifies a trademark that you believe may be an impediment to your registration or if you believe there is any other reason for not moving forward with the filing prior to filing you have two options:

First, should you wish to research an alternative trademark you will receive a 10% discount off of the regular price for another Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search.  There is no limit to the number of alternative trademarks to which this discount will apply.

Second, and in the alternative, our customers can proceed with the filing and if the trademark is refused registration on the grounds identified receive a 10% discount off any of our Substantive Office Action Response Packages (Substantive).

In the unlikely event your report does not include a potential blocking trademark or other grounds of refusal which, upon examination of the search strategy and results you received, should have been identified in your report prior to filing your trademark and, moreover, it is refused on that basis we will provide a complimentary self-directed Office Action response using our proprietary software to respond to the refusal at no additional cost to you.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

The Comprehensive U.S. & International Trademark Search makes no warranties that your use of the any trademark is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

International Trademark Search

Our International Trademark Search may use third party services to complete the search of your requested trademark and the requested country.

The Company guarantees it will use its best efforts in researching, completing, and delivering the report and/or having its third party sources perform the same.  However, due to the subjective nature of trademark law it is possible, albeit extremely rare, that a International Trademark Search may not generally identify a potential basis for the refusal of your trademark for the registers searched.

As a result, you acknowledge that TTC Business Solutions cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions in your report as a result of a third-party vendor.

Basic Package

Upon submission of a Basic Package request a Direct Hit Search will be performed of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s records. Our Direct Hit Search includes a search of your exact trademark of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records.

It does not include a search for trademarks that are phonetically similar, similar in terms of translation, or appearance by way of design.

You agree that should a trademark be encountered which could block the registration of your trademark in our preliminary Direct Hit Search upon request we will refund you all but $75 of the monies paid for the Basic Package provided the request is made prior to submission of the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Further, should you cancel your order for any reason following submission of a Basic Package but prior to any services being rendered you agree that we will refund you all but $119 of the monies paid for the Basic Package in consideration of the Direct Hit Search and other services already performed.

You hereby consent to TTC Business Solutions using your provided email address to receive electronic correspondence from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office concerning the status of your application.  For any registration which results from the submission of the application you acknowledge that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will mail the same directly to you or the official correspondence record for the application you provide to TTC Business Solutions.

You may include up to three (3) goods or services from the Acceptable Goods and Services Manual of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the Basic Package.  If you would like to include more goods and services additional fees may apply.

Purchase of our Basic Package does not guarantee that your trademark will be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Our Basic Package does not include responding to Procedural or Substantive Refusals.  Further, it makes no warranties that your use of the any trademark is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Additionally, you agree that additional charges in the nature of our Voluntary Amendment Package may apply to any changes requested by you to forms by TTC Business Solutions based upon information you supplied to the Company wherein you unilaterally decide to change or amend information so supplied prior to the form(s) being transmitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Standard Registration Package

Upon submission of a Standard Package we will perform our Basic Federal Database Search under the terms of that package for the trademark submitted.

You agree that should a trademark be encountered which could block the registration of your trademark in our Federal Database Search upon request we will refund you all but $95 of the monies paid for the Standard Package provided the request is made prior work being performed sufficient to allow submission of the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Further, should you cancel your order for any reason following submission of a Standard Package after work being performed sufficient to allow submission of the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to be filed you agree that we will refund you all but $159 of the monies paid in consideration services already performed.

In the unlikely event your Basic Federal Database Search in the Standard Package does not include a potential blocking trademark which, upon examination of the search strategy and results you received, should have been identified in your report prior to filing your trademark and, moreover, it is refused on that basis we will provide a complimentary Office Action response at no additional cost to you.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

You hereby consent to TTC Business Solutions using your provided email address to receive electronic correspondence from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office concerning the status of your application.  For any registration which results from the submission of the application you acknowledge that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will mail the same directly to you or the official correspondence record for the application you provide to TTC Business Solutions.

You may include up to five (5) goods or services from the Acceptable Goods and Services Manual of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office within this package.  If you would like to include more goods and services additional fees may apply.

Purchase of our Standard Package does not guarantee that your trademark will be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Our Standard Package does not include responding to Procedural or Substantive Refusals.  Further, it makes no warranties that your use of the any trademark is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Additionally, you agree that additional charges in the nature of our Voluntary Amendment Package may apply to any changes requested by you to forms by TTC Business Solutions based upon information you supplied to the Company wherein you unilaterally decide to change or amend information so supplied prior to the form(s) being transmitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Platinum Package

Upon performing the included Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search and providing general information concerning other potential refusals which may be encountered when filing for a trademark if our customer believes there is a potential basis for refusal prior to filing they have two options:

First, they can choose not to proceed with the filing and receive a refund of all monies paid less the $299 search report fee.

Additionally, should they wish to try another trademark they will receive a $50 discount off another Platinum Filing Package – from $399 to $349.  There is no limit to the number of trademarks to which this discount will apply.

Second, and in the alternative, our customers can proceed with the filing and if the trademark is refused registration on the grounds identified receive a 10% discount off of a Substantive Office Action Response Package.

You further agree that should you cancel your order for any reason following submission of a Platinum Package after work being performed sufficient to allow submission of the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to be filed you agree that we will refund you all but $399 of the monies paid in consideration services already performed.

In the unlikely event your Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search does not include a potential blocking trademark or information on other grounds of refusal which, upon examination of the search strategy and results you received, should have been identified in your report or in other information you receive prior to filing your trademark and, moreover, it is refused on that basis we will provide a complimentary Office Action response at no additional cost to you.  The customer agrees that this is the best and sole remedy should this unlikely event occur.

You hereby consent to TTC Business Solutions using your provided email address to receive electronic correspondence from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office concerning the status of your application.  For any registration which results from the submission of the application you acknowledge that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will mail the same directly to you or the official correspondence record for the application you provide to TTC Business Solutions.

You may include up to ten (10) goods or services from the Acceptable Goods and Services Manual of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office within this package.  If you would like to include more goods and services additional fees may apply.

Purchase of our Platinum Package does not guarantee that your trademark will be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Our Platinum Package does not include responding to Substantive Refusals accepted as provided above.  Further, it makes no warranties that your use of the any trademark is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Additionally, you agree that additional charges in the nature of our Voluntary Amendment Package may apply to any changes requested by you to forms by TTC Business Solutions based upon information you supplied to the Company wherein you unilaterally decide to change or amend information so supplied prior to the form(s) being transmitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

International Registration Package

Our International Registration Package does not include a search of the foreign trademark offices before which the trademark will be submitted.  As such, purchase of the International Registration Package does not guarantee that your trademark will be registered in the applied-for territory.  Moreover, it does not include responding to refusals to register the trademark.  Further, it makes no warranties that your use of the any trademark is authorized by law or cannot be challenged by potential third parties known or unknown.

Office Action & Appeals

TTC Business Solutions provides two levels of Office Action and Appellate responses for our customers.

First, through our Procedural Office Action Package, Substantive Office Action Package, and Office Action Appellate Package our customers are provided with access to our proprietary software to create self-directed responses to refusals and appeals of refusals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. You agree and understand that once you have been provided access to our proprietary software for the purpose of responding to your office action we have provided you with the means through which to respond to the same. Accordingly, once provided you will only be entitled to a $100 refund if you do not provide the answers sufficient to finalize your form response as generated by our proprietary software with reference to a substantive or appellate package or a $50 refund with reference to a procedural response.

Second, through our network of independent attorneys (NIA) we provide access to independent attorneys who prepare custom responses to our customers’ refusals and appeals.  The Customer acknowledges that while communications between the independent attorney and the customer may be protected by privilege communications between the customer and TTC Business Solutions are not. As such, both the TTC Business Solutions and the customer acknowledge and agree that once engaged by the customer TTC Business Solutions is not entitled to receive or review communications between the independent attorney and the customer.  TTC Business Solutions will keep all communications between it and the customer private in compliance with Company’s Privacy Policy unless compelled, by law, or by agreement of the parties, to reveal the same. Nothing herein shall be viewed to interfere with the independence of the independent attorney in the course and scope of representation of or determination whether to represent the customer. 

For additional information regarding our NIA please see our NIA Terms of Service and our About the NIA.

Trademark Renewal Packages

By accepting these Terms of Service or otherwise using our trademark renewal services to renew your federally registered trademark(s), you hereby certify the following renewal certifications:

  • Unless the owner has specifically claimed excusable nonuse, the mark is in use in commerce on or in connection with the goods/services or to indicate membership in the collective membership organization identified above, as evidenced by the attached specimen(s);
  • Unless the owner has specifically claimed excusable nonuse, the specimen(s) shows the mark as currently used in commerce on or in connection with the goods/services/collective membership organization;
  • The mark has been in continuous use in commerce for five consecutive years after the date of registration, or the date of publication under 15 U.S.C. § 1062(c), and is still in use in commerce on or in connection with all goods/services, or to indicate membership in the collective membership organization, listed in the existing registration;
  • There has been no final decision adverse to the owner’s claim of ownership of such mark for such goods/services, or to indicate membership in the collective membership organization, or to the owner’s right to register the same or to keep the same on the register;
  • There is no proceeding involving said rights pending and not finally disposed of either in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or in a court;
  • To the best of the signatory’s knowledge, information, and belief, formed after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances, the allegations and other factual contentions made above have evidentiary support; and
  • The signatory being warned that willful false statements and the like are punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, under 18 U.S.C. § 1001, and that such willful false statements and the like may jeopardize the validity of this submission and the registration, declares that all statements made of his/her own knowledge are true and all statements made on information and belief are believed to be true.

Sample Documents / Templates

To view representative samples or templates of the legal documents available through TTC Business Solutions Click Here.  If you do not see a copy of the document you are looking for or if you have troubles viewing uploaded document please send an email to info@ttcbusinesssolutions.com referencing the sample document or template you would like to see and a copy of the same will be forwarded to you.

Acknowledgement

BY USING TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS’ SERVICES OR ACCESSING THE TTC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM. TTC Business Solutions, LLC is located at 2703 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 205, Cary, North Carolina 27518.

Last Updated January 17, 2018