Pycom Brand Guidelines & Trademark Rules

We’ve often received enquiries from our community and customers who are asking if they can use our logos and the words  in a number of different applications.

We are always ready to have a conversation to make sure our customers and community members can go about their activities and business and we welcome all the great work that surrounds our company, products and ecosystem in general.

However, we spend a lot of time and effort in ensuring our customer know that genuine Pycom products and services meet the highest standards and we need to make sure that we protect product and service quality as well as Pycom’s unique brand identity. This ensures that when people see the Pycom names, words or logos, they know these are being used for genuine products or services meeting our strict quality standards.

We have prepared some guidelines to help everyone make fair use of our names and logos and to explain which kinds of uses are acceptable.

Any use of our brand and visual identity must abide by the requirements and restrictions set out both here and in our visual identity guidelines.

Pycom owns and protects the following trademarks globally:

Pycom
Goinvent
Go Invent
WiPy
LoPy
LoPy4
SiPy
GPy
FiPy
W01
L01
L04
G01
Pybytes
Pymakr
Pymate
Pylife
PyGo

We refer in general to the group of trademarked words as this as the “Pycom Word Marks”

We refer in general to these trademarks as the “Pycom Logos”

We will refer to these marks together as the “Pycom Marks”.

 

When can you use the Pycom Word Mark?

You may only use the Pycom Word Mark:

(i) to refer to or describe genuine Pycom products or services; or

(ii) to state or indicate that another product is compatible with, works with or can be used with our products.

 

When can you use the Pycom Logo?

You may only use the Pycom Logo in connection with the sale or distribution of genuine Pycom products or services. You must ensure that such use abides by the requirements and restrictions set out in our visual identity guidelines.

If you use the Pycom Logo in this way on a website, the logo must link to our website at https://pycom.io

 

When can’t you use the Pycom Marks?

You may not:

(i) use the Pycom Marks as part of your company name, company logo or product name;

(ii) use the Pycom Word Mark as part of the domain name for your website;

(iii) use the Pycom Marks in a way that creates a false impression that your product or business is endorsed, sponsored by or associated with Pycom or Pycom products or services;

(iv) manufacture, sell or give away any items of merchandise bearing the Pycom marks, such as T-shirts, caps, pens, stickers, mugs etc. (unless you have a separate express written Trademark Licence from us);

(v) use the Pycom Marks in a way that shows Pycom or its products or services in a false or derogatory light;

(vi) use the Pycom Marks in connection with fake or counterfeit products;

(vii) use the Pycom Marks to state a product is compatible with a Pycom product when it is not;

(viii) use a name or logo which is so similar to the Pycom Marks that it may confuse or mislead people into thinking that your business, products or services originate from or are associated with Pycom;

(ix) use the Pycom Marks or a name or logo which is similar to them in a way that will take advantage of our brand or our reputation;

(x) use the Pycom Marks or a name or logo which are similar to them in a way that will damage our brand or reputation; or

(xi) try to pass off your business, products or services as associated with Pycom and/or damage our goodwill in any way.

 

What other restrictions apply to use of the Pycom Marks?

Your use of the Pycom Marks must also comply with the following rules:

(i) Any use of the Pycom Marks must be accompanied by the acknowledgement “ <trademark> is a trademark of Pycom Ltd”.

(ii) Where you are using the Pycom Word Mark to state or indicate that another product is compatible with, works with or can be used with our products, you must use it with a referential phrase such as “runs on,” “for use with,” “for,” or “compatible with”.

(iii) The Pycom Marks must appear less prominently than the product name and your brand/business name (if applicable).

(iv) If you are using the Pycom Marks commercially (that is, you charge for products or services), the Pycom Ltd reserves the right to charge a royalty or impose further conditions.

 

Can you apply for protection for names, logos or designs which incorporate any of the Pycom Marks?

The Pycom Marks are our property. You may not apply to register the Pycom Marks, whether by themselves or in combination with other words, images or devices, as trademarks, designs or copyright works, or any similar or analogous rights anywhere in the world.

 

Can you use other aspects of Pycom’s trading style?

You may not use our slogans or tag lines or our distinctive packaging, website design, logos, or other aspects of these. This includes using anything which is confusingly similar.

By making any use of the Pycom Marks, you acknowledge that we are the sole owner of the Pycom Marks and you do not have and will not seek to assert any rights or interest whatsoever in the Pycom Marks or the goodwill in them.

We reserve all of our rights, including the right to take steps to stop any use of the Pycom Marks which does not comply with the rules set out above or which otherwise violate, diminish or adversely affect our rights. You acknowledge that you will stop or take down your use of the Pycom marks if we ask you to do so.

GET IN TOUCH FOR MORE INFO

You can contact us and we’ll be able to help you make the right decisions. Once that’s done, we can send you a zip file containing relevant brand and logo files.

If you have any further questions, please contact us by using the button below or via email to bettina@pycom.io.