Wow, for an open-source project that relies on its members for promotion and profit, with hundreds or thousands of spinoff projects "for Arduino" and based on Arduino, where Arduino itself is an extension (Arduino IDE) of an extension (Wiring) of an extension (avr-libc) of a platform (AVR)... and especially considering as though the content which you so dutifully deleted is actually 100% my own (couple hours of) work, hand-traced over your "trademark" (which I believe doesn't imply copyright, but even if it did, it's still my original work - even if it is pretty damn identical looking to the original, this medium of the art didn't exist prior to my work)... umm...... that's a pretty (offensive remark removed) position to take.Perhaps you oughtta think twice about your official statements? That's probably not the precedent you'd want to set with this project... I mean, unless you want to be 100% certain that nobody ever uses the Arduino logo on their Arduino-based projects (which is, far as I can tell, 100% legal)...edit: And to expand on the "trademark" thing... well, I mean, first of all, the very notion that you're literally fighting against your own promoters is just appalling and rather hard to think beyond... but use of your trademark TO REFER TO THE TRADEMARKED PRODUCT ITSELF... is COMPLETELY LEGAL - see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark#Fundamental_concepts - of note, placing the Windows logo on Windows-compatible products, the "Nutri-Sweet" logo on products containing Nutri-Sweet, and Intel attached a large booklet of licensing terms to reign-in the ability for people to slap the Intel logo on Intel-powered PCs (but such use is still legal). None of these rules or boundaries regarding trademarks prevents any CREATION or DISTRIBUTION of the logo itself, but merely controlling what the trademark can be attached to. For example, I couldn't print the Arduino logo on a box of cereal and sell it as "Arduin-O's". But I could print it on a product label where the product is based on a genuine Arduino board. I just can't name or brand (that is, "trade") it under the name ("mark"), "Arduino".
We are in the process of releasing a page that explains how to use the logo for the benefit of the community making sure whoever downloads it understands what are the rules.
Hello,Quote from: Massimo Banzi on May 26, 2011, 11:33 amWe are in the process of releasing a page that explains how to use the logo for the benefit of the community making sure whoever downloads it understands what are the rules.I haven't found that page... As I am giving an Arduino talk next week during a conference in SFO, I'd like to know if I am allowed to use the Arduino logo on my slides?Thanks,
More than a year after, no signs of a logo page and I'm only able to find logos smaller than 200px. Using that on a 1080p movie makes me really sad.
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