This policy has been superseded

NOTICE: This document has been superseded by our new formal trademark use policy in September of 2009. Please see the new policy at http://apache.org/foundation/marks.

Trademark Use Policy

As with any legal trademarks, the name "Apache" and the names of our code projects, Incubator podlings, and other projects must be used properly and in accordance with US law and the laws of your location. As a public charity and as a community leader, the ASF has additional guidelines for the use of our trademarks.

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Proper Usage of "Apache" Trademark

  1. You may not incorporate the Apache trademark (the name "Apache") into the name of your company or software product name.

  2. It is acceptable to include the Apache trademark in the name of a publication, certification program, domain-name or book.However, you must ensure that a) the appropriate TM symbol and attribution (as discussed below) is associated with the Apache reference, b) Apache is not concatenated with another word, e.g.- ApacheBoard, and c) the usage does not imply or make the user believe that your work is supported or endorsed by the Apache Software Foundation.

  3. Apache should always be capitalized.

Proper Usage of Apache Product Names

The names of all Apache products are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. A separate policy covers all Incubator Podlings.

  1. The full name of an Apache product is always "Apache <product-name>", like "Apache Tomcat" or "Apache HTTP server". When referring to an Apache product, use the full name for at least the first reference. Subsequent references may use just the short name, for example "Tomcat".

  2. You may not incorporate an Apache product name into the name of your company or software product name other than fair-use. If you have a software product that works with an Apache software product, it is suggested that you use terms such as "<product name> for Apache Tomcat" or "<product name> powered by Apache Tomcat". You may not call your product "Apache <something>" or "<something> Tomcat".

  3. It is acceptable to include an Apache product name in the name of a publication, certification program, domain-name or book.However, you must ensure that a) the appropriate TM symbol and attribution (as discussed below) is associated with the Apache product reference, b) the Apache product name is not concatenated with another word, e.g.- TomcatForum, and c) the usage does not imply or make the user believe that your work is supported or endorsed by the Apache Software Foundation.

Proper Notice and Attribution

The appropriate trademark symbol (TM or similar) should appear with at least the first use of any Apache trademarks within a document or graphic, and with all occurences of Apache logos.

When you use an Apache trademark or logo, you should include a statement attributing the trademark to The Apache Software Foundation. For example, "Apache Tomcat and Apache Struts are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation."