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Re: Addressing the lack of Trademark License for YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Core Apps


* Benjamin Kerensa <bkerensa@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> We currently are using Trademark brands of Twitter, YouTube and
> Facebook (and others on Ubuntu.com mobile area) all outside of the
> scope of each individual services Trademark policy... 

Can you point out where you believe the violation is occurring? I
looked around http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone for about 10
minutes and didn't see anything standing out.

Unless you're talking about something else?

Rest of my comments follow on the assumption you're talking about
the web site, and not something else. If it is something else,
then apologies in advance for not understanding your meaning.

> Don't use Twitter in the name of your website, application or product.
> - Twitter Trademark Policy
> https://twitter.com/logo

We have a twitter logo here:

But the section you quoted does not apply in this scenario, since
it is talking about "naming applications, products, or domains";
simply using the icon is completely fine.

None of the other sections in Twitter's trademark policy apply
here either.

> "You may never use the YouTube logo in conjunction with the overall
> name or description of your application, product, or service." -
> YouTube Trademark Policy
> https://developers.google.com/youtube/branding

Same comments above apply. The sentence immediately following
your quoted sentence reads:

	For example, you cannot call your application "YouTube
	for Kids" or "YouTube Education." However, you may make
	reference to the fact that your app is for YouTube or
	works with YouTube by stating "Great App for YouTube."

Again, including a YouTube logo is acceptable use.

> "Avoid using Brand Assets in a way that suggests any type of
> association or partnership with Facebook, or approval, sponsorship, or
> endorsement by Facebook." - Facebook Brand Guidelines
> "Do not use trademarks, logos, or other content that is confusingly
> similar to the Brand Assets." - Facebook Brand Guidelines
> https://www.facebook.com/brandpermissions/logos.php

Same comment applies. Including a Facebook logo on a web page
does not suggest any association or partnership with Facebook.

If you're talking about some other url (or something we're
distributing) please let me know.

I went through this process for the Vodafone Webbook, and using
those logos as app launchers is fine too.


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