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Guidelines for Use of the Twitter Trademark

Submitted Nov 10 by ginger

Thank you for your support and interest in Twitter and the Twitter marks. We strongly believe in the value of an open platform and encouraging the healthy growth of our special ecosystem. As part of that, it's important for users to be able to trust Twitter and not be confused about our relationship with the many people and organizations who use our marks. This document is designed to help you use our marks without having to worry about negotiating an agreement with us or talking to our lawyers. If you’d like to make any use of our marks that is not covered by this document, you must contact us at trademarks at twitter.com.

 

Promoting your own Account

Do:

  • Say "Follow us on Twitter" with the word 'Twitter' as a link to your Twitter account.
  • Use the current Twitter logocurrent Twitter T or the Twitter buttons as a link to your account:

        

  • Say "Follow us on Twitter @username," with an optional link from '@username' to your Twitter account (for online, in print, on billboards, on the side of vans, etc.). Please replace 'username' with your actual Twitter username.

  

Don't:

  • Manipulate the logos or imply sponsorship, endorsement, or false association with Twitter, Inc.
  • Use anything other than the most current versions of the Twitter logos.
  • Use any other artwork from our site without explicit permission.


Talking about Twitter in Publications, on TV, at Conferences

Do:

  • Refer to "Twitter" when talking about us, and "Tweets" when talking about the messages or updates on our service.

Don't:

  • Make inaccurate statements about our service.
  • Refer to us in a way that might imply a false sense of partnership or endorsement.


Writing a Book About Twitter

Do:

  • Make sure the title of your book makes clear that it’s a book about Twitter, and not by Twitter. For example, “Learning how to 'X' on Twitter” is appropriate, whereas “The Twitter guide to 'X'" is not.

Don't:

  • Use a confusing book title which might imply your book is endorsed or written by us.
  • Use our logo on your cover or in your title. This might be confusing and imply that the book is an official Twitter book.
  • Use the Twitter name to manipulate people into "get rich quick" schemes.


Using Twitter Screenshots

Do:


Don't

  • Use screenshots of other people’s profiles or Tweets without their permission.


Merchandise/Manufactured Items

Please note that we generally don’t permit use of our marks on merchandise.

Do:

  • Contact us at trademarks at twitter.com with a detailed proposal if you would like to request an exception.

Don't:

  • Use the Twitter marks on any apparel or merchandise without our permission.


Using our Logo in your Ad or Marketing Campaign

Do:

Don't:

  • Use the marks in a way that might imply a false sense of partnership or endorsement with your brand.
  • Distort or alter the Twitter marks in any way.
  • Use the marks in a way that confuses the Twitter brand with another brand.

 

 

Naming your Application or Product, Applying for a Domain

We understand that you want your application or product that enhances the Twitter experience to be identifiable as part of the Twitter ecosystem. This is important to us too, but Twitter is also the name of our service and company, so we're cautious about potential confusion.

Do:

  • Name your website, product, or application with something unique. Uses of Tw-, and Twit- are generally okay with us.
  • Feel free to include language on your site explaining that your application is built on the Twitter platform so people understand your product.

Don't:

  • Use Twitter in the name of your website or application.
  • Register a domain containing twitter (or misspellings of twitter).
  • Apply for a trademark with a name including Twitter or Tweet (or similar variations thereof).

 

Visual Design of Your Website or Application

Do:

  • Design your site with unique branding and logos.

Don't:

  • Copy our look and feel, as this could create user confusion.

 

Other Things to Know about the Twitter Trademarks

The Twitter name, logo, Twitter T, and Twitter blue bird are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Twitter bird should not be used without permission of Twitter, Inc. Please remember to capitalize the T in Twitter!

For further information about use of Twitter’s name and trademarks, please contact trademarks at twitter.com.


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