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Guidelines for Eclipse Logos & Trademarks

March 7, 2016

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Purpose:

These requirements are meant to promote and improve the image of all elements of the Eclipse community, as well as to show that all Eclipse Foundation projects are part of a community of developers, adopters and users. While every project manages their own development within the broader Eclipse Development Process, a consistent set of trademark and branding requirements benefits the entire Eclipse community.

The Eclipse Foundation holds the trademarks for the project names and logos on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the Eclipse community as a whole. The individual projects are not separate legal entities, and thus not able to hold trademarks individually. The Eclipse Foundation is a legal entity and owns the trademarks on behalf of the entire community.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or wish to use an Eclipse Foundation trademark in a way not explicitly explained in these Guidelines, then ask us by sending an email to license@eclipse.org.

The Eclipse Foundation and Eclipse projects have created a number of trademarks and logos to identify the Eclipse community and individual Eclipse projects. In addition to the ‘Eclipse’ trademark, the Eclipse Foundation has introduced seven trademarks and logos:

  • Eclipse Foundation Member,

  • EclipseCon,

  • Eclipse Summit,

  • Built on Eclipse,

  • Eclipse Ready, and

  • Eclipse Incubation.

Individual Eclipse projects and Eclipse Working Groups have also introduced unique names and logos that are trademarks of the Eclipse Foundation. This document outlines the policy and guidelines of the Eclipse Foundation in regards to any use of these trademarks.

Our goals in establishing these guidelines are pretty simple:

  • The Eclipse trademarks are a symbol of the quality and community support that people have come to associate with Eclipse. To ensure that the Eclipse trademarks continue to serve these functions, we need to keep control over their use. Along these lines, we want to ensure that the use of our marks is not likely to lead to confusion with other marks. By this we mean that people should be able to tell when something is from the Eclipse Foundation or one of the Eclipse projects. Also, use of our marks must not be in a disparaging manner because we prefer that our marks not be used to be rude about the Eclipse technology, the Eclipse Foundation, its projects, or its Members.
  • We want to encourage our logos to be used in approved ways. For example, we want to make it as simple as legally possible for our Members to use the ‘Eclipse Foundation Member’ mark.

General Usage of Logos

  1. Derivative works of the ‘EclipseCon’, ‘Eclipse Summit’, ‘Eclipse Foundation Member’, ‘Built on Eclipse’, ‘Eclipse Ready’ and projects logos are not allowed.

  2. The ‘Eclipse’ logos and production specification are available from www.eclipse.org. Replication of these logos must follow these specifications.

  3. Except for use by Eclipse projects on the eclipse.org website, use of the ‘Eclipse Incubation’ Trademark and Logo is not permitted unless authorized in writing by the Eclipse Foundation.

Proper Usage of "Eclipse" Trademark and Logo

The “Eclipse” name and logo are the intellectual property of the Eclipse Foundation and must be identified as such. Eclipse logos are provided for use under the terms of these Guidelines. Use of the “Eclipse” name or Eclipse logos are restricted to identifying the Eclipse Foundation, the Eclipse projects, the Eclipse working groups, and their deliverables, as applicable.

Eclipse logos (including the Eclipse logo, and the logos of Eclipse projects and working groups) cannot be altered without the written permission of the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse Foundation projects or working groups are permitted to create derivative works of Eclipse logos with the permission of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Any project that wishes to seek such permission may do so by sending an email to license@eclipse.org.

  1. You must not incorporate the ‘Eclipse’ trademark into the name of your company or software product name. If you have a software product that works with an Eclipse technology, you must use phrases such as ‘<product name> for Eclipse’ or ‘<product name>, Eclipse Edition’.

  2. You may request permission to include the ‘Eclipse’ trademark in the name of a publication, certification program, domain name or book. At a minimum you must ensure that a) the appropriate TM or (R) symbol is associated with the ‘Eclipse’ reference and appropriate attribution as discussed below, b) ‘Eclipse’ is not concatenated with another word, e.g. EclipseBoard, and c) the usage does not imply or make the user believe that the publication, domain name or book is supported or authorized by the Eclipse Foundation. Any organization wishing to seek such permission may do so by sending an email to license@eclipse.org.

  3. An important use of the ‘Eclipse’ trademark is the ‘org.eclipse’ string used on all namespaces for Eclipse open source projects. This naming convention is used to identify code that has been developed as an Eclipse open source project. Therefore, no one, except Eclipse open source projects may develop or maintain software packages that use ‘org.eclipse’ in their namespace.

  4. ‘Eclipse’ must always be capitalized, except when used as part of the Eclipse logos.

Proper Usage of Eclipse Project Names and Logos

The Eclipse Project Naming Policy allows for Eclipse projects to have a descriptive name, optional nickname and acronym. These names, e.g. Orion, and acronyms, e.g. BIRT, can be become effective identifiers of certain technologies, therefore it is important to establish proper usage guidelines. All project names, nicknames, logos, and acronyms are the intellectual property of the Eclipse Foundation and must be identified as such. For clarity, projects are not required to include “Eclipse” in their project logos. (Please see proper notice and attribution below.)

  1. All Eclipse projects must be identified as being Eclipse projects. Therefore, when referencing an Eclipse project, we ask that both the first and the most prominent reference to the project on each page is identified as Eclipse [project name], ex Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) or in the case of a project name that already includes Eclipse, Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF). Subsequent references may drop the Eclipse identifier.

  2. You must not incorporate the name of an Eclipse project, nickname or acronym into the name of your company or software product name. If you have a software product that works with an Eclipse project, it is suggested you use terms such as '<product name> for <Eclipse project name>' or '<product name>, <Eclipse project name> Edition'

  3. You may request permission to  include an Eclipse project trademark in the name of a publication, certification program, domain name or book. At a minimum you must ensure that a) the appropriate ™ or ® symbol is associated with the Eclipse project name reference and appropriate attribution as discussed below, b) Eclipse project name is not concatenated with another word, e.g. OrionPortal, and c) the usage does not imply or make the user believe that the publication, domain name or book is supported or authorized by the Eclipse Foundation or any Eclipse project.  Any organization wishing to seek such permission may do so by sending an email to license@eclipse.org.

Proper Usage of Eclipse Working Group Names and Logos

The names and logos of the Eclipse Foundation Working Groups (WG) are the intellectual property of the Eclipse Foundation and must be identified as such. (Please see proper notice and attribution below). Use of WG trademarks are restricted to identifying the WGs and their deliverables, as applicable. No other uses of WG names and logos are permitted unless authorized in writing by the Eclipse Foundation.

Each WG may, at its discretion, develop guidelines for use of the WG trademarks or their derivatives, as applicable, by third parties. These guidelines will be referenced in Appendix A of this document and shall be consistent with these Guidelines for Eclipse Logos and Trademarks. It is not permitted to create any derivative work of a WG trademark with written approval of the Eclipse Foundation, which will consult with the Steering Committee of the relevant Working Group. Any organization wishing to seek permission to create a derivative work of any WG trademark may do so by sending an email to license@eclipse.org.

Proper Usage of "Eclipse Foundation Member" Logo

The ‘Eclipse Foundation Member’ logo is to identify those organizations and individuals that are official members of the Eclipse Foundation, including 1) Strategic Members, 2) Enterprise Members, 3) Solutions (formerly Add-in Provider) Members, 4) Associate Members, and 5) Committer Members. Only official Members of the Eclipse Foundation are authorized to use this logo.

Proper Usage of ‘Built on Eclipse‘ Trademark and Logo

The ‘Built on Eclipse’ trademark is used to identify a product that includes the core Eclipse IDE Platform, specifically the runtime, SWT, JFace, and Generic Workbench components. This type of product is able to run standalone with no prerequisites of other Eclipse components.

Proper Usage of "Eclipse Ready" Trademark and Logo

The ‘Eclipse Ready‘ trademark and logo is used to identify a product that is packaged as an Eclipse IDE feature or plug-in and must be added to an Eclipse platform product. This type of product does not run standalone.

Proper Usage of "Eclipse Incubation" Trademark and Logo

The ‘Eclipse Incubation’ Trademark and Logo are for use exclusively by the Eclipse Foundation and the Eclipse projects. Only the Eclipse Foundation and its projects are authorized to use this trademark and logo. All other use -- even by Eclipse Foundation Members -- is prohibited.

Proper Notice and Attribution

The appropriate trademark symbol (i.e. TM or (R)) must appear at both the first and most prominent use of the Eclipse Foundation trademarks, and with all occurrence of the Eclipse logo.

When you use an Eclipse Foundation trademark or logo you must include a statement attributing the trademark to the Eclipse Foundation, Inc. For example, "‘Eclipse’, ‘Built on Eclipse’ and ‘Eclipse Ready’, ‘BIRT’, ‘Orion’ are trademarks of Eclipse Foundation, Inc."

Footnotes

These guidelines were first introduced at a point in time when some companies and individuals already had product names that include the ‘Eclipse’ trademark. Companies and individuals using the ‘Eclipse’ trademark as of February 1, 2005 will not be required to change their already existing product names to comply with these guidelines now or in the future. However, all companies and individuals are required to give proper notice and attribution of the ‘Eclipse’ trademark. All usage subsequent to February 1, 2005 are required to follow these guidelines.

Similarly, further revisions to these guidelines were first introduced at a point in time when some companies and individuals already had product names that include Eclipse project trademarks. Companies and individuals using an Eclipse project trademarks as of June 20, 2007 will not be required to change their already existing product names to comply with these guidelines now or in the future. However, all companies and individuals are required to give proper notice and attribution of the Eclipse project trademark. All usage subsequent to June 20, 2007 are required to follow these guidelines.

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