EQALIZR TRADEMARK GUIDELINES

Last Updated: 26th July 2023

These Eqalizr Trademarks Usage Guidelines (these “Guidelines”) outline how we permit the use of Eqalizr’s trademarks, brandnames, tradenames, service marks, service names, domain names and logos (collectively, “Eqalizr Trademarks”).
We have developed these Guidelines with the following goals in mind: We wish to make it easy for anyone to use the Eqalizr Trademarks for Community-Oriented Efforts in a manner that helps to spread and improve Eqalizr.

For the sake of these guidelines, “Community-Oriented Effort”means a non-profit project or meetup, which is made to encourage the use of the Eqalizr or Software.

If you wish to use the Eqalizr name in a for-profit project, please contact us as specified below.

We wish to make it clear how Community Oriented Efforts can, or cannot, use the Eqalizr Trademarks.
We wish to prevent anyone from using the Eqalizr Trademarks in an unfair profit form and to trick or confuse people who are looking for resources officially released by Eqalizr.

You acknowledge and agree that we are the sole and exclusive owners of the Eqalizr Trademarks, and that we retain all intellectual property rights in and to the Eqalizr Trademarks and goodwill associated with Eqalizr Trademarks and any goodwill generated by your use of any Eqalizr Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.

You shall at no time contest, challenge, encourage or aid third-parties in contesting the validity or ownership of any Eqalizr Trademarks or take any action in derogation of our rights therein, including, without limitation, applying to register any trademark, tradename or other designation that is confusingly similar in any way to the Eqalizr Trademarks.

Our License

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If you have a community project, then it’s ok to use Eqalizr’s name as long as there is no suggestion that the project is affiliated with Eqalizr.

Subject to the terms and conditions hereunder, we grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable license to use and display Eqalizr Trademarks, solely in accordance with these Guidelines and other written instructions provided by us from time to time, and solely as a part of a Community Oriented Effort.

The Eqalizr Trademarks shall not be displayed in a manner that implies that the project is affiliated with Eqalizr. This doesn’t just mean that to comply with these Guidelines; you can write, “we are not affiliated with Eqalizr” in your footer. Instead, you must refrain altogether from using misleading business practices such as using a domain name comprising solely of the word “Eqalizr” or just using our logo as your website’s logo.

Restrictions

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Don’t make people think you’re affiliated with Eqalizr.

Your project must have discernible differences from Eqalizr’s Software. Meaning, it is not a redistribution of the Software.
Your use of the Eqalizr Trademarks is not displayed in a manner that implies that your project, products and/or services are endorsed or sponsored by Eqalizr.

For example, organizing an “Eqalizr Support Forum” might be confusing, and therefore we request that you state that your website is a “Support Forum For Eqalizr.”

Using the Eqalizr Trademarks’ colors as a part of your website’s branding is ok, but you shall not do so if this misleads people to think that the website is a formal Eqalizr site.
Any deceptive practices, such as using domain names that are meant to mislead people to think that they are using an official Eqalizr website, are prohibited.

Design

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We have invested in branding. Don’t change it.
All use of Eqalizr Trademarks (including any goodwill arising therefrom) shall solely benefit Eqalizr. Any display of the Eqalizr Trademarks shall be only in the exact format in which we provide it. No alternate stylization or representation is permitted. Specifically, you may not change the color proportion, or font of any of Eqalizr Trademarks, or make any additions to or remove any elements from Eqalizr Trademarks.

Eqalizr Trademarks shall not be placed on any background that interferes with the readability or display of that Eqalizr Trademarks.
Eqalizr Trademarks may not be displayed or used in any manner together with or in the context of any content which is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, harassing, offensive, indecent, pornographic, abusive, discriminatory, fraudulent, threatening or vulgar; or which harms or may harm the goodwill of Eqalizr (in Eqalizr’s reasonable discretion).

The above examples of unlawful and prohibited use do not constitute an exhaustive list
Unless you received our explicit consent, under no circumstances is it permitted to use Eqalizr Trademarks as part of a domain name or top-level domain name. We reserve the right to withdraw any abovementioned consent at any time.

Don’t Advertise

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Don’t use Eqalizr trademarks in keyword ads.
We do not allow the use of the Eqalizr Trademarks in advertising, including Google Ads and other search engines.

Your Own Risk

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The usage is at your own risk.

Use of any Eqalizr Trademarks is at your own risk. The uses permitted hereunder are provided by Eqalizr Trademarks “AS-IS,” without any warranties whatsoever, including (without limitation) any warranty of title and non-infringement. You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Eqalizr and Eqalizr affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from your use of the Eqalizr Trademarks. Without derogating from or excusing your obligations under this section, Eqalizr reserves the right (at your own expense), but are not under any obligation, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification by you if you choose not to defend or settle it. You agree not to settle any matter subject to indemnification by you without first obtaining our express approval.

Amendments

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We may change this.

We reserve the right to change these Guidelines at any time, at our sole discretion, with immediate effect.

Penalties

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We can penalize people who abuse these guidelines.
Where we find that you are failing to comply with this policy, we may promptly extract you from our affiliates program and use any and all legal means in its power to stop your activity, including suspension, termination or deactivation of your account.
We reserve the right, exercisable at our sole discretion, to take appropriate action against any use without permission or any use that does not conform to these Guidelines.

Examples

A few examples to help you understand how to apply these Guidelines:

Good:

  • You want to open a Meetup group for Eqalizr users in your area, and you call it “Eqalizr Developers Meetup Group – Los Altos.”
  • You can set up a free, unpaid, plugin named “Better Photos For Eqalizr” (but not a premium plugin).

Bad:

  • You organize a meetup and call it “Eqalizr 2019 Meetup.”
  • You set up a website called “Eqalizr-Templates.com.”
  • You set up a website called “Eqalizr-Jobs.io.”

 

Ask Us:

If you’re using the Eqalizr brand, trademark or logo for any commercial endeavor, please ask our permission first.
When in doubt about your use of the Eqalizr name or logo, please contact legal@Eqalizr.com for clarification.
This may be relevant if you want to use Eqalizr Trademarks as a part of your conference, website, group or other logo or if you’re planning on selling any physical product, T-shirts, cups, sweaters or just print stickers.

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