The Unicode Consortium Name and Trademark Usage Policy
Please follow these Guidelines in making any use of The Unicode Consortium’s marks and logos. These Guidelines apply to Consortium employees and members, as well as to any third party making reference to Unicode Consortium marks and logos.
Reference to the Unicode Company Name
The Unicode Consortium is incorporated under the name “Unicode, Inc.” but is more widely known as “The Unicode Consortium”. You may use either name to refer to the Consortium, but the generally preferred name is “The Unicode Consortium.” However, in legal notices and trademark legends, “Unicode, Inc.” should generally be used. No trademark symbol should be used with either company name.
Reference to the Unicode® Word Mark
You may use the Unicode Word Mark to refer to the Unicode® Standard, to other Unicode® specifications, tools and code, and to Unicode® seminars, tutorials, meetings, and events, so long as any such references (a) are truthful, fair, and not misleading, and (b) follow these Guidelines.
- Always use “Unicode” as an adjective followed by an appropriate noun. Do not use “Unicode” alone as a noun. Do not pluralize it or make it possessive, and do not alter its spelling.
- Use the ® symbol to indicate that the Unicode Mark is a registered trademark. The symbol should be used in all prominent references to the Unicode Mark, such as headlines, chapter titles, packaging, advertising, etc. The symbol should also be used in the first reference to the Unicode Mark in body copy, but may thereafter be omitted in body copy.
- Use the appropriate Trademark Legend (see below) in the footnotes or footers of any material making reference to the Unicode Mark.
|Membership in the Unicode Consortium
|| Membership in Unicode
|Unicode Consortium member
|| Unicode member
|The Unicode® Standard
|Compliant with the Unicode® Standard
|Implements the Unicode® Standard
|Uses the Unicode® Character Database
||Conforms to Unicode
|Incorporates Unicode® characters
|Complies with Unicode® specifications
|Uses Unicode® fonts
||Uses Unicode fonts
|Complies with the Unicode® Bidirectional Algorithm
||Supports Unicode bi-di
|Supports the Unicode® Collation Algorithm
||Uses Unicode collation
|Unicode® Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)
||Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)
|Complies with Unicode® Technical Standard #10
||Uses Unicode collation
|Attend the Internationalization and Unicode® Conference
||Attend the Unicode conference
Display of the Unicode® Logo
The Unicode Logo is for the exclusive use of The Unicode Consortium and may not be used by third parties without written permission or license from the Consortium. The Consortium may grant permission to make use of the Logo as an icon to indicate Unicode functionality.
Please complete and submit the
Logo Request Form. Certain “fair uses” of the Logo may be made without the Consortium’s permission—specifically, the press may make fair use of the Logo in reporting regarding the Consortium and its products and publications.
Use of the Appropriate Trademark Legend
“Unicode is a registered trademark of Unicode, Inc. in the United States and other countries.”
- For materials in which only the Unicode mark is used:
- For materials in which only the Logo is displayed or both the Logo and Word Mark are used:
“Unicode and the Unicode Logo are registered trademarks of Unicode, Inc. in the United States and other countries.”
Use of Unicode as a Link
Third parties may use the Unicode Word Mark, but not the Logo, as a link to the Unicode Consortium website found at www.unicode.org. No trademark symbol or legend is required when using the mark as a link. The Unicode mark may not be used by third parties as a link to any site or material other than the Unicode Consortium website.
Use of Unicode in Domain Names
Unicode, Inc. will not object to use of UNICODE in second level
domain names if the domain name and the content of the site at the
address complies with all of the following conditions:
- The second level domain name is
not made up solely
of (a) the UNICODE letter string, or (b) the UNICODE letter string
with otherwise non-distinguishing elements, such as punctuation,
- The second level domain name is not misleading or confusing,
- The content of the site at the address is not misleading or
confusing as to the source or sponsorship of the site;
- The content of the site at the address does not contain
inaccurate, confusing, or misleading information regarding The
Unicode Standard or The Unicode Consortium or other Unicode
- The person or entity responsible for the content on the site is
clearly identified, along with contact information;
- The site clearly acknowledges Unicode, Inc.'s trademark rights
in the UNICODE trademark, and disclaims any association with The
Unicode Consortium with the following legend:
“Unicode is a
registered trademark of Unicode, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. This site is not in any way associated with or endorsed
or sponsored by Unicode, Inc. (aka The Unicode Consortium).”
- The content of the site otherwise follows these Trademark
Indicating Compliance with Unicode
You may indicate compliance with the Unicode Standard and other Unicode specifications, tools and code, by stating that your products “use,” “implement,” “support,” or “are compliant with” the Unicode® Standard” (or other Unicode specifications, tools or code), so long as (1) such statements are truthful, fair, and not misleading, and (2) you follow these Guidelines in referencing the Unicode Word Mark. You may not use the Unicode Logo to indicate compliance with the Unicode Standard or other Unicode specifications, tools or code unless you have obtained written permission or license from the Consortium.
Misuse of the Unicode Marks
- Do not alter the Unicode Word Mark or Logo.
- Never incorporate the Unicode Word Mark or Logo into another company’s marks, names, or logos, even if the products in question are compliant with the Unicode® Standard or other Unicode specifications.
- Never use the Unicode Word Mark or Logo in a manner that is not truthful and fair, or that may be misleading.