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Re: Logo trademark license vs. copyright license

Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> The trademark holder hereby grants permission to any person to use the trademark
> (and derivative marks) in any way except one: you may not use it to falsely 
> represent something else as being the thing represented by the trademark.  This 
> permission should be interpreted broadly: any use which is not clearly deceptive 
> is permitted.

The usual phrase in trademark law is "false association with
the trademark holder". A related concept is diminishing (diluting)
the value of the mark. You could use something like this:

"Your use of the trademark may not create a sense of endorsement,
sponsorship, or false association with the trademark holder.

Your use of the trademark may not diminish the distinctiveness 
of the trademark or harm the reputation of the trademark holder."

(IAA European trademark attorney but TINLA)
Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/

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