BuildSystem Web, Software and the related program are jointly owned by Integrated Project Management Group Pvt. Ltd. (IPMG), India and R.S.Means, USA.

These have been developed by IPMG under license from R.S.Means, who are the authorized users of MasterFormat.

MasterFormat is a copyright of The Construction Specifications Institute, USA (CSI). It reserves all rights in MasterFormat. Except as permitted under the United States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of CSI.
The technical collaboration between IPMG and R.S. Means has been approved by the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, vide their letter no.  51 (2004) / 31 (2004) / PAB-IL,  dated 30th July, 2004.  The Ministry’s approval is for “Database Development for Construction Industry”
R.S.Means is the owner of a confidential and proprietary cost research and publishing methodology, which includes a database structure and numbering sequence, which is used, without limitation, in the construction cost estimating industry and in insurance and property appraisal applications, primarily in North America.
The 13-digit coding system with the descriptions of items of work and materials, in IPMG database, in BuildSystem Web and Software, is based on R.S. Means coding system.
All materials on the website, including, without limitation, text, images, software, audio and video clips, databases, Data, and Fee-Based Services (collectively, the “Content”) are owned or controlled by IPMG and R.S. Means, which retains all right, title and interest in and to such “Content”. The website and the “Content” contain valuable and proprietary information of IPMG and R.S. Means and others and are protected by the copyright and trademark laws of India and United Sates and other countries, international conventions, and other applicable laws.
BuildSystem is duly registered under the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
Copying of the 13-digit coding system with the
descriptions of items of work and materials, in IPMG database
, with or without variations, modifications under any pretext directly or with some deceptive dissimilarity as a whole or in part, except as permitted in the user’s license, provided separately, would amount to infringement of copyright under the law, and the violation may involve penalty under both civil and criminal laws, besides being an offence under the Intellectual Property Laws in India and abroad.