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These general guidelines address the permissible use of RIM’s Trademarks in text by the public and non-licenced users. The trademarks to which these guidelines apply are the word marks listed on the RIM Trademark List and the BlackBerry Product Names. RIM has also developed guidelines for the public and non-licenced users regarding the RIM Logos & Imagery.
Without express written authorization by RIM, any use of RIM Trademarks in a manner that is inconsistent with these guidelines, including the use of trademarks, trade names or domain names that are confusingly similar to RIM Trademarks is prohibited.
In general, you may use RIM Trademarks to make factually accurate statements in reference to products or services of RIM, provided you do so in accordance with these guidelines. Subject to these guidelines, you also may use a RIM Trademark by reference to indicate that your product or service is compatible with or may be used with RIM products or services, provided that the referential use of the RIM Trademark does not create a false sense of endorsement, sponsorship or association with RIM or its products and services.
Research In Motion®
|Blackberry, blackberry, Research in Motion, Rim|
The table below provides examples of ‘unacceptable’ and ‘acceptable’ uses of RIM Trademarks to refer to your product or service. This list is merely for your guidance, and should not be considered to be an all-inclusive list.
|[Your Product/Service Name] for use with BlackBerry® smartphones
[Your Product/Service Name] works with BlackBerry® smartphones
[Your Product/Service Name] for the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution
[Your Product/Service Name] for the BlackBerry® wireless solution
|BlackBerry [Your Product/Service Name]
BlackBerry’s [Your Product/Service Name]
[Your Product/Service Name]berry
[Your Product/Service Name] BlackBerry
[Your Product/Service Name] BlackBerry
BlackBerry [Your Product/Service Name]
When using or referring to RIM Trademarks, the appropriate trademark symbol (® or ™) must be exhibited immediately adjacent to the trademark the first time it appears in the text, as shown in the following examples:
When making a permissible use of a RIM Trademark in accordance with these guidelines, you should always include a prominent acknowledgement that RIM owns these trademarks. Examples of acceptable trademark disclaimer/attributions are the following:
For referential use in accordance with these Guidelines:
The Trademark [RIM Trademark used] is owned by Research In Motion Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries. [User Company Name] is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Research In Motion Limited.
When drafting your ownership attribution statement, please refer to the RIM Trademarks list to include the correct symbol (i.e. ® or ™).
BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, SureType®, SurePress™ and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under licence from Research In Motion Limited.
This statement is not to be amended or varied and is to be used only by authorized RIM Licensees under the RIM Partner Program.
When drafting your ownership attribution statement, please refer to the RIM Trademarks List to include the correct symbol (i.e. ® or ™)
Non-commercial web sites that function as informational forums regarding product or services of RIM may use an appropriate RIM Trademark, provided that such use is in compliance with these guidelines. RIM Trademarks and variations thereof must never be used as part of the web site domain name. A disclaimer of sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement should be prominently displayed on the web site, similar in form to the following example:
“[Web Site Name] is an independent informational forum and is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Research In Motion Limited, owner of the BlackBerry trademarks.”
You may use RIM Trademarks on the cover and title of a publication without written authorization by RIM provided you are in full compliance with all of the terms and conditions in these guidelines.
"(Title) is an independent (publication) and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Research In Motion Limited, owner of the BlackBerry trademarks"
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