Trademark Policy

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This Trademark Policy is to ensure that users of Red9-branded products or services know that what they receive has really been developed, approved, tested and maintained by Red9. Trademarks help to prevent confusion in the marketplace, by distinguishing one company’s or person’s products and services from another’s.

Red9 owns a number of marks, including but not limited to Red9, plus the distinctive visual icons and logos associated with these marks. Both the unregistered and registered marks of Red9 are protected.

Use of any Red9 trademark in the name, URL, or other identifying characteristic of any product, service, website, or other use is not permitted without Red9’s written permission with the following three limited exceptions.

First, you may use the appropriate Red9 mark when making a nominative fair use reference to a bona fide Red9 product.

Second, when Red9 has released a product under a version of the GNU General Public License (“GPL”), you may use the appropriate Red9 mark when distributing a verbatim copy of that product in accordance with the terms and conditions of the GPL.

Third, you may use the appropriate Red9 mark to refer to a distribution of GPL-released Red9 software that has been modified with minor changes for the sole purpose of allowing the software to operate on an operating system or hardware platform for which Red9 has not yet released the software, provided that those third party changes do not affect the behavior, functionality, features, design or performance of the software. Users who acquire this Red9-branded software receive substantially exact implementations of the Red9 software.

Red9 reserves the right to revoke this authorization at any time in its sole discretion. For example, if Red9 believes that your modification is beyond the scope of the limited license granted in this Policy or that your use of the Red9 mark is detrimental to Red9, Red9 will revoke this authorization. Upon revocation, you must immediately cease using the applicable Red9 mark. If you do not immediately cease using the Red9 mark upon revocation, Red9 may take action to protect its rights and interests in the Red9 mark. Red9 does not grant any license to use any Red9 mark for any other modified versions of Red9 software; such use will require our prior written permission.

Neither trademark law nor any of the exceptions set forth in this Trademark Policy permit you to truncate, modify or otherwise use any Red9 mark as part of your own brand. 

In all cases, you must comply with applicable law, the underlying license, and this Trademark Policy, as amended from time to time. For instance, any mention of Red9 trademarks should include the full trademarked name, with proper spelling and capitalization, along with attribution of ownership to Red9 

In the event of doubt as to any of the conditions or exceptions outlined in this Trademark Policy, please contact [trademarks at] for assistance and we will do our very best to be helpful.