14. Indemnification: You shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless TaxiCaller, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, members, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, suits, suits or proceedings, and all claims and losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys` fees) arising out of or in connection with (a) any misrepresentation or violation. your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement; and (b) any failure to comply with any agreement or obligation contained in or entered into under this Agreement. U.S. law prohibits the use of government agency logos without written permission. Although some logos are not protected by copyright, they are still protected under laws similar to trademark laws. For example, you may not use the Central Intelligence Agency logo without permission to prevent the appearance that the CIA has approved of your work or opinions. You must obtain permission to use a logo, unless it is used for editorial or informational purposes when used in written articles or as a comparative product statement.7 min read In some cases, a person or company involved in logo programs authorizes third parties to use their trademarks. Depending on the company, the logo program may include specific requirements and technology compatibility, corporate relationships, and program membership information.
But even then, third parties cannot use logos without special agreement. Competitors and individuals do not need written permission to use a logo if the use falls under the following reasons: Another grey area in trademark law are trademark parodies. As a general rule, you don`t need to get permission to imitate a brand if you`re making fun of it. One example is the parody newspaper The San Francisco Chomical, which parodies the San Francisco Chronicle. Offensive parodies can trigger lawsuits from the owner of the trademark or logo, so it`s important to weigh the consequences before proceeding with your trademark parody. 15. Governing Law and Disputes These Terms and all non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swedish law. Disputes relating to the rights and/or obligations set forth in this Agreement shall be settled by the Linköping District Court in Sweden or, possibly, if TaxiCaller chooses it in its sole discretion, by arbitration in accordance with the Expedited Arbitration Rules of the Institute of Arbitration of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The seat of the arbitral tribunal shall be Linköping. The language to be used in the arbitration shall be English. 5.
You agree that during or after the term of this Agreement, you shall not: (i) use the Logos in any manner that could diminish their commercial value; (ii) use any name, logo or symbol that may cause confusion with the Logos; (iii) make a statement that the logos belong to you and not to TaxiCaller; (iv) challenge TaxiCaller`s validity or ownership of any trademark rights contained in the logos; or (v) use, register or attempt to use any trademarks, domain names or other words or phrases or (b) the name of any company or organization or (c) logos that are or may become similar to the TaxiCaller trademarks, logos or name. Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule that defines what “fair use” really means. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) cannot decide whether a particular use falls under the “fair” category, or even advise on trademark infringement. When in doubt, it`s best to consult an experienced attorney to see if you should use a trademark or logo. Parties: This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions by which TaxiCaller Nordic AB, company registration number 556878-7864, whose address is Teknikringen 1A, 583 30 Linköping, Sweden, (“TaxiCaller”) agrees to grant you a license to use the TaxiCaller logo and marketing materials. Definitions: “Logos” means the TaxiCaller logos, as specified by TaxiCaller from time to time, a current version of which can be viewed on www.taxicaller.com and forms an integral part of this Agreement. In addition, trademark companies often have resale policies for their products. A policy may state that the retailer or reseller can never change the company brand or logo that appears on the company`s products. Attempting to replace a company`s logo with your own is contrary to the company`s written policy and is never permitted without written consent. U.S.
trademark law, as set forth in the Lanham Act, allows a non-owner of a registered trademark to make “fair use” of the trademark without authorization. Fair use includes, among other things, the use of a logo in editorial content. A logo or trademark is a photo, word or symbol used to identify a trademark, service or product. You must be permitted to use a logo, except for editorial or informational purposes, such as when a logo is used in a written article or as part of a comparative product statement. You also don`t need to get formal permission from a company to use their logo if the use doesn`t create the impression that the logo endorses or associates with another company. This scenario could lead to a complaint from the company. As long as the work of fiction does not confuse the viewer as to who owns the brand, the use of logos in fiction is fair use because it contributes to the realism of a story. However, Hollywood reversed this rule by selling product placements to brand owners as advertising tools, which was a lucrative decision. First, it`s important to get permission to use a trademark or logo, as it offers legal protection.