Posts Tagged ‘trademarks’

WordPress Trademark Usage

December 2nd, 2009

In the past few weeks, I’ve come across more and more websites which are in clear violation of the WordPress trademark, namely the domain requirements as outlined here. The simple thing to do when creating a website centered around WordPress is not to have the full name as part of the domain name. For example, Instead, it should be That’s not all that’s trademarked though as the WordPress logo is also registered. The description of the visual trademark according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office is as follows: 26.01.17 – Circles, two concentric; Concentric circles, two; Two concentric circles 26.01.21 – Circles that are totally or partially shaded. 26.17.13 – Letters or words underlined and/or overlined by one or more strokes or lines; Overlined words or letters; Underlined words or letters If you need an official logo to use, this page on the website has […]

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