IPO comment and moderation guidelines
The official blog from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) encourages bloggers to have a lively debate and discussion of their work and ideas. However, by submitting a comment you agree to abide by the following rules. We reserve the right not to publish any comments that contravene any of these rules.
Anonymous comments are not allowed. All comments must include a name and a valid email address.
Conduct and use of language
Comments should be relevant to the blog post. All off-topics, abusive or defamatory comments will not be accepted. Comments should not attack an individual’s personality or character.
Spamming and advertising
No advertising or promotion is allowed except when an event, service or product has direct relevance to the topic of discussion.
You are responsible for your comments. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify the Intellectual Property Office against any liability arising from breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make.
Comments on this blog are pre-moderated: that means they are approved by us before they are publicly viewable.
We will endeavour to publish comments that meet the above guidelines as soon as possible. However, there may be some delay in publishing comments made after working hours, over the weekend or during public holidays.
Depending on the work commitments of staff, it may not always be possible for them to reply to individual questions or comments.