General Terms and Conditions

    Welcome to our website WEiP.com. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our data privacy notice govern our relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

    The term 'website' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website. The term 'user' refers to the website visitor.

    The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

    I. Scope of Application and Definitions

    1. Scope of Application

    WEiP Ferdinand Rothkopf, Maximilianstrasse 25, D-80539 München (hereinafter known as: "WEiP"), operates the Internet platform www.WEiP.com (hereinafter known as: "platform"). This platform serves as contact support between users, such as lawyers or service providers (hereinafter known as: "suppliers") and their customers (hereinafter known as: "clients"). For the business relations between WEiP and the users regarding the platform, apply exclusively these general terms and conditions as amended from time to time. Deviating terms of the users are hereby declined. Between each, WEiP and user a licence contract in accordance with these general terms and conditions comes into existence. The contractual relationship between the client and the supplier is not regulated by these general terms and conditions.

    2. Terms

    A supplier is referred to as a contractor (lawyer, translation agency, research agency, etc.), who offers commercial services in the field of intellectual property on the platform. A client is referred to as a natural person or corporate entity, which purchases or uses a product or service via the platform. Clients, can only be entrepreneurs according to § 14 BGB (German Civil Code). This means, this offer only applies to the entrepreneurs, distributors or tradespersons, which at the time the agreement is concluded are exercising their commercial or independent occupational activity. This is an explicit condition for the use of the platform. Minors are excluded from the use of the platform and are not permitted to register. The "licence contract" is referred to as the legal relationship between the client or supplier and WEiP.

    II. Conclusion of Contract

    1. Between Users and WeiP

    The licence contract between the users and WEiP comes into existence when the users requests for registration on the platform. There is no claim for closing a licence contract.

    2. Between Client and Supplier

    The offers on the platform are not legally binding offers.

    III. Prices, Payment, Payment Handling, Payment Deadline

    1. Prices

    Stated prices are net prices. VAT is added in the statutory amount applicable at the time. On top of that, a handling/shipping rate may be added, if this is stated at an offer.

    2. Payment

    Invoices have to be paid within the payment deadline, which is stated on the invoice.

    3. Payment Handling

    Payment may be possible via bank transfer, PayPal, credit card as well as cheque. Different payment methods may cause additional charges, which are listed before the end of the order process and for which the client has to pay.

    4. Payment Deadline

    The client has a payment deadline of ten days. If the payment is performed within ten days, beginning of the receipt of invoice, the listed prices apply for the client. The final price may include a flat rate of 3%, which can be added to the listed price by WEiP for payments made after those ten days of receipt of invoice. Legally defined default charges remain unaffected.

    IV. Rights of WeiP

    WEiP is entitled to exclude any user from the participation of the platform without any explicit reasoning, in particular when general terms of conditions or applicable laws are violated.

    WEiP is entitled to show advertisement on all sites of the platform and is also entitled to adapt or change the look, the appearance and the functionality of the platform at any time and without the consent of registered clients or suppliers. WEiP is also allowed to shut down the platform completely without needing the permission of any registered client or supplier.

    Furthermore, WEiP reserves the right of not taking online offers of suppliers as well as taking them out of the platform again.

    V. Grant of Rights

    The user, supplier and client allows WEiP to use all information, which the users, suppliers and clients provides into the platform (user profile data, logos, contacts, photos, documents, articles etc.), for any purpose within and outside of the platform during the time of the licence contract and thereafter. The user, supplier and client grants all necessary rights for the purpose of contract execution to WEiP.

    VI. Termination of Contractual Relationship

    The licence contract between the user, supplier or client and WEiP is indefinitely. The user, supplier or client as well as WEiP are entitled to terminate the licence contract at any time.

    VII. Liability

    The content of the pages of the website WEiP.com is for user’s general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

    User acknowledges that neither WEiP nor any third parties provide any warranties while the user, supplier or client is using this website for any particular purpose.

    User’s use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at their own risk, for which WEiP shall not be liable. It shall be user’s own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet user’s specific requirements.

    The website may contain material which is owned by or licensed to WEiP or others. This material includes, but is not limited to the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than upon receiving explicit permission.

    Unauthorised use of the website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

    The website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for user’s convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse said website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

    User agrees not to submit illegal content to this website, and agrees to warn WEiP after seeing other users doing it.

    WEiP expressly excludes liability for any possible harm to the fullest extent permitted by law. WEiP is explicitly not liable for any information provided on the platform. In particular, WEiP is explicitly not liable for any mistakes or the missing of deadlines caused by such information.

    WEiP is only fully liable for intentional or grossly negligent breaches of duty caused by them, for slight negligence, only in cases of essential breach of contract in a way the contractual use is at risk. Claims because of harm of health, physical condition and life remain unaffected from the stated liability limitations. Besides that, WEiP is not liable for material and financial loss.

    VIII. Final provisions

    1. Contract language is English.

    2. There are no ancillary verbal agreements. Written form is required. The same shall apply to any agreement setting aside the written-form requirement.

    3. Should any part of this contract be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining terms shall remain unaffected.

    4. WEiP does not offer any legal advice, but is only acting meditative and administrative. Any legal advice services are done by the lawyers registered in the particular countries.

    5. German law applies. Jurisdiction for all disputes from this contractual relationship or related to it, between user, supplier or client and WEiP is Munich.