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How to contact the ASF or Apache projects about trademark or brand questions, and how to request permissions for any Apache project brand uses.

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How To Request Trademark Use Permissions For Apache Brands

Uses in Events or Conferences

Review the Third Party Event Branding Policy and ensure your plans comply with the policy first. Then send us an email confirming your compliance with all points in the Event policy, and asking for permission (or with any questions) to both the relevant project list below, and cc: to trademarks@apache.org:

Uses in Domain Names

Review the Third Party Domain Name Branding Policy and ensure your plans comply with the policy first. Then send us an email confirming your compliance with all points in the Domain policy, and asking for permission (or with any questions) to both the relevant project list below, and cc: to trademarks@apache.org:

Uses for Merchandise (swag, apparel, pins, stickers, etc.)

We are currently working on guidelines that allow simpler use of Apache brands in such situations in ways that improve the image and reach of Apache projects. For the time being, you can email trademarks@

Uses in Software Products

Since the primary goods of any Apache project is a software product provided free of charge to the general public, we do not generally allow third parties to use Apache brands in their software product branding.

You may be eligible to use our Powered By branding style in your software product naming, which does not require permissions as long as you follow all aspects of the policy.

Separately, we offer a set of Powered By Apache logos that may be used to show support of or use of various Apache software projects.

Uses in Software Hosting, Training, or any Related Services

We are currently working on guidelines that allow simpler use of Apache brands in such situations in ways that improve the image and reach of Apache projects, and that don't imply endorsement or affiliation between your organization and the ASF or Apache projects.

For the time being, please email trademarks@

Report Trademark Problems Or Make Complaints

The ASF and Apache projects strive to be respectful of the trademarks of other organizations. If you have a concern or complain about use of your trademarks by any Apache project hosted on an apache.org domain, please contact us directly.

For PMCs or Committers

Apache PMC members or committers with questions about Apache brand policies or with any other questions or suggestions should [email the privately-archived trademarks@ list] (mailto:trademarks@apache.org?subject=%5bPMC%5d Trademark policy question) directly.

In general, cc:'ing your projects private@ PMC list is a good idea for any questions as well.

All Other Questions

For any general questions not addressed above, send a private email to:

For legal counsel sending legally privileged questions or information, please email vp-brand@apache.org privately.

If you have a non-trademark related legal question, please contact the Legal Affairs Committee.

You can also follow our @ASFBrands official account on Twitter for occasional news about our trademark policy:

Important Note

Nothing in this ASF policy statement shall be interpreted to allow any third party to claim any association with the Apache Software Foundation or any of its projects or to imply any approval or support by ASF for any third party products or services.