TYPO3 Trademark Rules

Basics

As the legal representative of the TYPO3 community, the TYPO3 Association has registered the following trademarks to protect the integrity of the brand: TYPO3® and FLOW3®.

For the use of all these trademarks, trademark laws apply. Of course you are allowed to use the trademarks, but the use is bound to some regulations and conditions. Here are a few rules to help you to understand how to use the trademarks:

Trademark Rules

  1. Do not use the trademarks in your company name.
    A company name like “TYPO3 kings” is not allowed. Be sure to choose a correct name if you plan to offer TYPO3 services with your company. If you’re already using one of our trademarks in your company name, read the FAQs.
  2. Do not use the trademarks in your domain.
    A domain name like www.typo3-king.de is a trademark violation. If you’re already using one of our trademarks in your company name, read the FAQs. Please note that the use of a trademark without appendage is not allowed under any circumstances (e.g. typo3.tld). The same applies for the combination with a geographic identifier (e.g. typo3-iceland.com). The use of one of our trademarks inside a subdomain is completely valid (e.g. typo3.company.tld).
  3. Add a footer note whenever you use the trademarks
    When you’re using one of our trademarks, add a footer note that the trademarks are registered by the TYPO3 Association. On webpages, this note has to be linked with this page.
  4. Use of official logos
    If you are using our logos, the trademark laws also apply. Please add a note to your footer (see above). Please follow the logo style guide.
  5. Certifications, titles and distinctions
    Certifications, titles and distinctions that contain the trademarks may only be issued by the TYPO3 Association. Any other usage is strictly prohibited.
  6. Do not attempt to register a combination of our trademarks with any appendage as a new trademark, which is grounds for immediate legal action.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What if you know of cases where the trademarks are improperly used?

Please direct these individuals to these pages (http://typo3.org/trademarks) in a friendly way, so that they are reminded of their responsibility but also feel welcome in the TYPO3 community. If this has no effect, please write a short notice to trademark(at)typo3.org.

What if you are already using the trademarks in your company name and/or your domain?

  1. Become a member of the TYPO3 Association.The yearly membership fee should be about two (2) permills of your total revenue. You can become a member instantly here: shop.typo3.org
  2. Agree to follow these trademark guidelines, by downloading and completing the agreement form and returning it to us.
  3. In domains and company names, you are permitted to use the trademarks only as a part of the name with an appendage. To use the trademark without appendage (typo3.tld, TYPO3 Inc.) is not permitted. In addition, the combination of the trademarks with geographic identifiers (as in typo3-iceland.com) is not permitted.
  4. Do not attempt to register the combination of our trademarks with your appendage as a new trademark, which is grounds for immediate legal action.
  5. Please be aware that we can revoke the permission to use of our trademarks, both globally or in individual cases, at any time, including if membership is cancelled or these trademark guidelines are not met.

What if you want to use the trademarks for an event?

Are you planning a TYPO3-related event? You have the full support of the community and the TYPO3 Association. Please note the following preconditions:

  1. Agree to follow these trademark guidelines, by downloading and completing the agreement form and returning it to us.
  2. All above guidelines that apply for company names, domains, other identifiers and links also apply to events.
  3. The organizer must be a member of the TYPO3 Association.
  4. Consider donating 5% of your total revenue of the event to the TYPO3 Association, which will help to support the TYPO3 project.
  5. The event is a public event with no participation restrictions, except the maximum number of participants.