To the extent a name or logo does not appear on this list, such omission does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that OpenSourceDB company or its subsidiaries has established in any of its products, features, service names or logos. Please refer to the Guidelines for Using OpenSourceDB Trademarks below for more details regarding proper use of our trademarks.
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– Guidelines for Using OpenSourceDB Trademarks
Customers around the world recognize and select the solutions of OpenSourceDB company and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “OpenSourceDB”) on the basis of OpenSourceDB’s trademarks and service marks, which signify high-quality computer software products and services. Without these trademarks and service marks (collectively referred to as “trademarks”), consumers would not be able to distinguish OpenSourceDB solutions from those of other companies, nor would they be able to readily identify the superior quality that OpenSourceDB trademarks represent. Therefore, it is critically important that trademarks of OpenSourceDB are protected.
You must carefully consider OpenSourceDB’s trademark usage guidelines when mentioning OpenSourceDB offerings in your materials or in connection with your own products or product names. You must always make a clear and unambiguous distinction between your own solutions, products, and/or services and the OpenSourceDB offerings mentioned.
OpenSourceDB accepts no responsibility for any violation of legal regulations regarding competition or trademarks by partners. In addition to these guidelines, country-specific regulations may apply.
Proper Use of Trademarks
Unregistered or pending trademarks bear the ™ symbol. Registered trademarks carry the ® symbol. A selection of OpenSourceDB trademarks, both registered and pending, as well as a selection of OpenSourceDB offering names, are listed above. Please use these names and their symbols according to the guidelines that follow.
The only use that does not require the symbols is a Web application or other onscreen presentation where the low resolution of the medium renders the symbol illegible. However, in such case please attribute OpenSourceDB trademarks used in this fashion on the attribution page of the application or presentation in accordance with the “Trademark Attribution” section of these guidelines.
To ensure correct use of OpenSourceDB trademarks, follow these guidelines:
Always refer to a trademark using the correct spelling with the correct capitalization. Do not alter the trademark in any way.
For example, it is incorrect to say “OpenSourcedb® software”. See the trademark list for correct spelling and capitalization.
Include the appropriate symbol – ™ or ® – representing the trademark status.
If repeated inclusion of the ™ or ® symbol is awkward or impractical, at a minimum you must include the symbol and the common-noun descriptor upon the first use of the trademark in the title (if the name appears in the title) and also in the text. Subsequent to this initial use, the symbol and descriptor need not appear with the name.
The registered trademark on “OpenSourceDB” applies to all goods or services delivered by OpenSourceDB – anything you can obtain from OpenSourceDB.
Therefore you say OpenSourceDB® software, OpenSourceDB® solution, OpenSourceDB® database, and so on.
Do not use a trademark in possessive form.
For example, it is incorrect to say “OpenSourceDB®’s software”. It is correct to “OpenSourceDB® software”
Do not use a trademark in plural form.
When referring to the OpenSourceDB corporate entity rather than the OpenSourceDB brand, trademark rules do not apply.
That is, you do not use the ® symbol in statements such as “OpenSourceDB announced today,” “OpenSourceDB provides solutions to customers,” and “the OpenSourceDB development team.” Similarly, you can use the possessive form “OpenSourceDB’s” when referring to the company, not to the brand. For example, you may say “OpenSourceDB’s vision” and “OpenSourceDB’s years of experience.”
In any material that mentions any OpenSourceDB trademark, you must include the correct attribution statement based on the following:
“<OpenSourceDB TRADEMARKS> is/are the trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of OpenSourceDB company in the USA and in several other countries.”
In your attribution statement, replace the placeholder phrase <OpenSourceDB TRADEMARKS> with the names of the OpenSourceDB trademarks mentioned in your material. Place the statement either on the copyright page (which may be the case in a brochure) or at the end of a material if it has no copyright page (in an advertisement or a press release, for example).
If after reviewing the above Guidelines for Using OpenSourceDB Trademarks you still have a question about use, please direct your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. OpenSourceDB will make reasonable efforts to respond to your request. However, based on volume of requests you should allow several weeks for a response. In the absence of a response, the Guidelines for Using OpenSourceDB Trademarks shall govern any and all uses.