"THE VALUE OPTION and S Design" Trademark

Thank you for your interest in using the Stainless marks in conjunction with your company's sale of stainless steel products. The Stainless mark represents a standard of quality and excellence, excellence that can be achieved only through the properties of your advanced, high technology materials. The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) recognizes that you have worked hard to build the strong reputation that American-made stainless steel products enjoy today.

Your use of the Stainless marks, in conjunction with SSINA's promotional efforts, can help develop that reputation for quality to even higher levels. SSINA wants to work with you to ensure that the Stainless marks strengthen your own marketing efforts.

The purpose of this letter is to summarize the ways in which you may use the Stainless marks which are identified in the following Graphics Standards Guide. Please indicate your company's agreement by clicking on the appropriate box at the end of this letter. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support of SSINA.

1. SSINA owns the Stainless marks and is giving you a license to use them. SSINA shall have the right to control the manner and way that your company uses the Stainless marks in connection with the goods sold by your company. Your company agrees to use the Stainless marks in accordance with SSINA's graphic standards for how to use the Stainless marks. A copy of the Stainless mark Graphics Standard Manual is attached.

2. If, in the opinion of SSINA, it becomes necessary, and SSINA requests in writing that your company cease using any of the Stainless marks, your company agrees that it shall immediately stop using the Stainless marks. This may be necessary to protect the interests of both your company and SSINA.

3. Your company agrees to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SSINA against all claims, demands, causes of action, or liability arising out of your company's use of the Stainless marks. Nothing in this letter to the contrary shall be construed to deprive SSINA of the right, in its sole discretion, to select counsel to defend SSINA against any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that may arise out of your company's use of the SSINA marks.

4. Clicking on the following link indicates that you have the authority to represent your company in this agreement.

Read, understood and agreed to: click here.