Peernet s.r.o. (the "Peernet organization") develops the Peernet protocol, the core library and the Peernet Browser software. While our code is in part available to download, review, and improve under open-source and source-available software licenses, none of our licenses include a license to use our trademarks. Proper use of our trademarks is essential to inform users whether or not the Peernet organization stands behind a product or service. When using Peernet organizations’ trademarks, you must comply with these Peernet Trademark Policy. Just like other projects that develop open source software, we must enforce our trademark rights to protect our users.
This policy covers all of our trademarks and services marks, whether they are registered or not, including, among others:
- The trademarks and service marks: Peernet® (”Peernet wordmarks”).
- Peernet logos.
If you want to report misuse of a Peernet organization trademark, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may do the following without receiving specific permission from the Peernet organization:
- Use Peernet wordmarks in text to truthfully refer to and/or link to unmodified Peernet smart contracts, protocols, interfaces, programs, products, services and technologies (”Peernet software”).
- Use the Peernet wordmarks to truthfully describe modified versions of Peernet software that you may create or make available. For example, you may say ”This software is derived from Peernet software.” or ”This service uses software derived from Peernet software.”
- Use the Peernet logos in software or aggregators that integrate with Peernet software to truthfully refer to, and, where possible, link to the applicable Peernet software hosted on peernet.org.
- Use Peernet wordmarks to clearly signal to users that there is no affiliation with or endorsement by the Peernet organization.
Follow the terms of the open source licenses for Peernet software.
When allowed, how can I use a Peernet trademark?
- You must include a trademark attribution notice at the first or most prominent mention of the mark on a webpage, document or documentation, such as: ”[Peernet trademark] is a trademark of Peernet s.r.o..”
- You may not change the Peernet logos except to scale it. If the Peernet logos is used, you must give the Peernet logo adequate spacing from the other elements on the webpage or document to ensure legibility and reduce the likelihood of confusion.
- You must always use the wordmarks in their exact form and with the correct spelling, neither abbreviated, hyphenated, nor combined with any other word or words.
- You must always use the Peernet wordmarks only as an adjective, never as a noun or verb, or in plural or possessive forms.
- Instead, use the generic term for the Peernet product or service following the trademark.
- For example: Peernet protocol, Peernet Browser.
All other uses of a Peernet organization trademark require our prior written permission. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Some specific things you should not do include:
- Don’t use our trademarks in anything dishonest or fraudulent.
- Our name is not your name. Don’t use Peernet organization trademarks in the name of your smart contract, interface, business, product, service, app, domain name, publication, or other offering.
- Don’t use our name for your products. Don’t apply Peernet organization trademarks to any product (e.g., a mobile app), unless such use is limited to a truthful and descriptive reference.
- Don’t overemphasize our mark. Don’t display Peernet organization trademarks more prominently than your product, service, or company name.
- Don’t create or use confusingly similar names. Don’t use Peernet organization trademarks, company names, slogans, domain names, or designs that are confusingly similar to Peernet organization trademarks, particularly in the name of your smart contract, interface, business, product, service, app, domain name, publication, or other offering.
- Don’t imply our sponsorship of your products. Don’t use Peernet organization trademarks in a way that incorrectly implies affiliation with, sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by the Peernet organization of your products or services.For example, please do not name your project compatible with Peernet Peernet-[Something] or [Something]-Peernet.
- Don’t imply our sponsorship of your activities. Don’t use Peernet organization trademarks, or confusingly similar trademarks on social media accounts in a way that might suggest affiliation with the Peernet organization or Peernet software; except if you’ve received prior permission from the Peernet organization. For example, you cannot name your account, page, or community ”Peernet Protocol” or ”Peernet Team.” However, it would be acceptable to name your account, page, or community ”Fans of Peernet” or ”Information about Peernet”.
- Don’t create swag with our marks. Don’t use Peernet organization trademarks on merchandise for sale (e.g., selling t-shirts, mugs, etc.) unless you have permission from the Peernet organization.
- Don’t change or combine our marks. Don’t modify Peernet organization trademarks, abbreviate them, or combine them with any other symbols, words, or images, or incorporate them into a tagline or slogan.