KDE Apps name trademarks

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Mon Jul 20 10:11:16 BST 2020

On Montag, 20. Juli 2020 01:17:20 CEST Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> The most important thing, though, would be to formulate our trademark policy
> so we have a clear base to operate from for now and the future. We should
> look at the trademark policies of other projects and use them as
> inspiration and maybe something like a template.

We do have some kind of trademark policy already for the KDE logo. It's not 
listed at the KDE e.V. page under policies (where I looked first). I found it 
at the "KDE Clipart" page:

It reads
"The KDE logo can be used freely as long as it is not used to refer to 
projects other than KDE itself. There is no formal procedure to use it. 
Copying of the KDE Logo is subject to the LGPL copyright license. Trading and 
branding with the KDE Logo is subject to our trademark licence. For more 
details on their usage please see the KDE CIG Logo page."

(The "KDE CIG Logo" page which the above refers to only explains when to use 
which logo style.)

Wikimedia Commons cites the above text as trademark license:

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 195 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-community/attachments/20200720/1c3d0294/attachment.sig>

More information about the kde-community mailing list