[theme-reviewers] Trademarked /copyrighted logos bundled in themes

Emil Uzelac emil at themeid.com
Mon Aug 13 09:24:31 UTC 2012

This is pretty straightforward. Let's take Twitter for example:

This policy is designed to help you use our brand and assets, including our
> logo, content and trademarks without having to worry about negotiating a
> separate agreement with us or talking to our lawyers.

But also, icons are in most cases made by third-party, not directly
associated with Twitter and released under different license (GPL for
example). Taking both into consideration, we can use their logos and
distribute in Themes and/or Plugins.

However, this is definitely good question that would lead to this: If you
go to above URL, you'll notice that just like WordPress, Twitter now will
give you several example how their brand can be promoted, therefore if the
logo/icon does not look like what they have in their guidelines, we should
no longer accept them either. And you can see that here:
least that's what I believe, others will weigh in I'm sure.

P.S. Just imagine if they made special restrictions on this, it would be
extremely hard to promote their services and there's also some type of
"gray" area, but we shouldn't worry about that.


On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 3:04 AM, myazalea at hotmail.com
<myazalea at hotmail.com>wrote:

> How is it GPL compatible to add 'social media' company logos in themes and
> plugins?
> Images we use in themes must be GPL compatible and Twitter pintrest
> facebook etc etc have different restrictions on how their logos are to be
> used.
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