Trademark Usage Policy

Basics

The word "TYPO3" is a trademark owned by the TYPO3 Association, in short referred in this document to "a TYPO3 trademark". We would like to extend fair usage of our trademark as widely as possible, so we have created the following guidelines to help people understand what is (and isn't) ok.*)

Permission for Use

Written permission from the TYPO3 Association is required to use any of the TYPO3 trademarks as any part of your project or associated assets. Please contact us on via this form if you would like to enquire about permission for use.

The purpose of a trademark is not to prevent anyone else in the world from using it, it is to prevent confusion amongst consumers as to which brand is the "official" one. Our primary criteria for the approval or denial of trademark usage requests is whether or not people might confuse it for an official TYPO3 Association project.

Automatic Approval

In some special cases, we will grant automatic permission for a project to use a TYPO3 trademark. Explicit permission to use the trademark is not required when a project meets the following criteria:

You exclusively use a TYPO3 trademark to either extend or improve the TYPO3 software, or to encourage the use of the TYPO3 software (in short - "foster the TYPO3 software" ).

Ok: An open access, free monthly newsletter called "TYPO3 Weekly"
Ok: A freely distributed TYPO3 theme called "Gold Plated TYPO3"

Not Ok: A TYPO3 fork called "A Non-Sucky Version of TYPO3"
Not Ok: Selling t shirts with the TYPO3 logo to raise money for another cause.

Any of the TYPO3 trademarks is used in a domain name, title of website, seminar, software package, book, magazine or video that is exclusively intended to foster the TYPO3 software and does not suggest an "official link".

Automatic Approval: A non-commercial website called howtoinstallTYPO3.com
Automatic Approval: A keynote called Getting Started with TYPO3

Requires Permission: A book titled The Official TYPO3 Guide
Requires Permission: A commercial website called TYPO3hosting.com.

Any of the TYPO3 trademarks is used for the title of a camp or meet-up, but not in combination with the words: conference, conf, convention, or association.

Ok: TYPO3 Annual Meetup 2013

Not Ok: TYPO3Conf London.

You want to display the official TYPO3 logo (whether for commercial or non-commercial use) in a standalone and unaltered form.

Ok: Putting the TYPO3 logo on your product packaging

Not Ok: Changing the colours or shape of the TYPO3 logo for your purposes
Not Ok: Putting the TYPO3 logo on your product packaging without referring to the typo3.org website.

You want to use any of the TYPO3 trademarks to describe your product or services without implying any kind of official link to The TYPO3 Association or the TYPO3 open source project.

Ok: referring to your services as specialising in TYPO3 development

Not Ok: referring to yourself as The TYPO3 Consultant

Automatic Restriction

In some specific cases, you will always require explicit permission from the TYPO3 Association in order to use any of the TYPO3 trademarks. Even if you meet the criteria for automatic approval, you must always seek permission for trademark use if your project meets any of the following criteria:

The use of the TYPO3 trademarks suggests an "official link" between your product or service and The TYPO3 Association. For example:

A domain called officialtypo3faq.org
A company called TYPO3 Development Ltd
A website titled TYPO3 Support Agency.

Any of the TYPO3 trademarks are used as part of a "typo3.tld" domain name. For example:

TYPO3.guru

Any of the TYPO3 trademarks is used as part of a domain name that covers an entire category of products or services that are relevant to the TYPO3 community. For example:

TYPO3-Themes.com
TYPO3-Extensions.org
TYPO3-Tshirts.us
TYPO3mobile.co.uk
TYPO3-Magazine.eu
TYPO3-Hosting.net.

Any of the TYPO3 trademarks is used as part of the name of a company, organisation, trade name, or association. For example:

TYPO3 Users Germany
TYPO3 Inc
TYPO3 Bloggers Association

You would like to use the TYPO3 trademark as a part of an advertising campaign. For example:

Google Adwords/Adsense
Facebook promoted posts
A television advertisement
Twitter Accounts names

If you're not sure whether your use qualifies for automatic approval or not, please ask!

Applying for Permission

If you would like to apply for permission to use a TYPO3 trademark based on the guidelines above, please fill the form  including your full details and the details of your requested use.

Register trademark usage

Your application's approval will be considered based primarily on whether the product or service in question:

Suggests an official link or could lead to confusion about being an official project
Promotes TYPO3 usage around the world
Is released under an open source license compatible with TYPO3 license
Is created by significant contributors to the TYPO3 open source project
Has a positive impact on the overall TYPO3 community

Rules of Usage

With the exception of the "nominative fair use" of a TYPO3 trademark, your use of the trademark is subject to the following rules (irrespective of whether you received automatic or explicit permission for use):

Any use of a TYPO3 trademark indicates acceptance of this policy.

A TYPO3 trademark cannot be used for illegal, defamatory or humiliating purposes, or any other purpose that may negatively impact the TYPO3 software or the TYPO3 Association.

Wherever possible, a TYPO3 trademark should be accompanied by the following text (or an appropriate translation): TYPO3 and its logo are trademarks of the TYPO3 Association.

These trademark rules and guidelines are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to check this agreement periodically for changes.

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 and communicate the event to the TYPO3 Association.
  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.

Register an event

 

 

 

 



… a great thanks to the people from Ghost.org who inspired us with their trademark page..

*) TYPO3 Neos and TYPO3 Flow are also trademarks of the TYPO3 Association. These trademarks are held currently by us and will be transfered to a possible new legal entity. For the time being we are not longer taking registrations for trademark usage as the rules might change with the transfer of those trademarks. Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark for additional information on trademark usage.

Last changed: 02.01.2017 by TYPO3 Association Trademark Team.