XpertUniverse®, Inc. (“XpertUniverse”) Trademark and Logo Usage Policy
This Policy is intended to provide a general understanding of correct trademark usage. The requirements defined in this document apply to all XpertUniverse departments, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates. They also apply to any individual or entity who has XpertUniverse’s permission to use the XpertUniverse name or logo or any other trademark owned by XpertUniverse, including but not limited to resellers, developers, customers, advertising agencies, consultants, professional writers and editors, licensees and other third parties making reference to XpertUniverse trademarks. This Policy will be modified from time to time as XpertUniverse deems appropriate.
The XpertUniverse name and logo have been used worldwide for a number of years. As a result, they have become well-known as a unique representation of quality software products and services within a number of industry segments worldwide. XpertUniverse also owns rights to various marks. The more popular our trademarks become, the greater their value is to us, and the greater is the need for their protection. To preserve and enhance their value, proper use of XpertUniverse trademarks is essential.
You may use XpertUniverse marks only if you adhere to the following guidelines for rules of proper trademark use:
Use Complete, Unaltered Marks
The XpertUniverse name is not only a trademark used to identify our products and services; it also serves as our company name. Do not alter an XpertUniverse mark in any way. For example, it is not permissible to change the words in a mark, abbreviate marks, or add words or visual elements to a mark (including modified fonts, colors, or capitalization). For more information on XpertUniverse’s Logo Standards and Trademarks, please contact email@example.com.
Use a trademark symbol to indicate that the mark is a protected trademark. Before using a trademark owned by XpertUniverse in online or print sales support materials, ads and the like, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Uses Improper uses of trademarks and trademark symbols can have severe consequences in many foreign countries. Do not use any XpertUniverse marks in materials directed to foreign countries or audiences without first obtaining direction on proper use by emailing marketing@XpertUniverse.com.
Acknowledge XpertUniverse’s Ownership
A footnote or other legend to acknowledge that the mark is owned by XpertUniverse should be placed at the bottom of the web page, advertisement, or publication in which the mark appears. The legend should identify the marks incorporated into your work that belong to XpertUniverse. An example of an acceptable legend is: “XpertUniverse and the XpertUniverse logo are trademarks of XpertUniverse, Inc.”
Do Not Mislead Consumers Regarding Your Affiliation with XpertUniverse, Inc.
You must avoid the appearance or implication that XpertUniverse’s trademarks belong to you or your company, or that any affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, or other relationship exists between your company and XpertUniverse in the absence of any arrangement of that sort. If such an affiliation does exist, you may state so on the material containing the mark. For example, if your company is an XpertUniverse Partner or Reseller, you may state that relationship.
Set XpertUniverse Trademarks Apart from Other Marks
Your name, logo, and/or trademark should appear more prominently than any XpertUniverse mark when both are displayed on the same page, web page, or other material. An XpertUniverse trademark should not be displayed in close proximity to marks not owned by XpertUniverse in a manner that might imply that the two marks are a single mark or somehow related, or that your company owns the XpertUniverse mark. For example, your company’s trademark should not immediately precede the XpertUniverse mark, or vice versa. No XpertUniverse marks or any potentially confusing variations of an XpertUniverse mark should ever be used as part of your company name, trademark, logo or product or service name.
Use of XpertUniverse Marks in Domain Names is Prohibited
You may NOT register a domain name that includes any XpertUniverse mark or name.
You may not place XpertUniverse trademarks on merchandise (such as t-shirts, mousepads, coffee mugs, etc.) that you intend to sell or give away, unless you first obtain written permission from XpertUniverse. To request written permission, please email marketing@XpertUniverse.com.
Use of XpertUniverse Slogans
XpertUniverse slogans or taglines (such as “Where search ends…We begin”) should be treated in the same manner as any other trademark covered by this Policy.