Trademark Guidelines

Teachers Notebook's Trademark Guidelines
We here at Teachers Notebook support and encourage ideas, services, and tools that use and supplement the Teachers Notebook services; however, we are also serious about protecting our reputation and brand identity. To help us achieve this goal, we have created these guidelines to help Teachers Notebook members, and others refer to us or our services without compromising the strength of our trademarks or our brand identity. In other words, these guidelines only concern the use of Teachers Notebook’s intellectual property (for example, the use of the term “Teachers Notebook” or 'Ideas Worth Sharing™"). For issues regarding any intellectual property which is not exclusively owned by Teachers Notebook, LLC. please refer to Teachers Notebook’s Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.
Trademark Basics
A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device (or a combination thereof) that identifies the goods or services of a person or company and distinguishes them from the goods and services of others. The word “Teachers Notebook™” and other Teachers Notebook graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names (together, the “Teachers Notebook Marks”) are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Teachers Notebook, LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Why must Teachers Notebook protect the Teachers Notebook Marks? Teachers Notebook must be to able assure Internet users and others that only the services offered, sponsored, or endorsed by Teachers Notebook actually bear the Teachers Notebook Marks. Trademark law requires that we not only protect against improper use of the Teachers Notebook Marks, but also protect against the use of confusingly similar marks.

Using the Teachers Notebook Marks
In order for you to help us protect the Teachers Notebook Marks, we ask the following:
  • Do make fair use of Teachers Notebook’s Marks. Teachers Notebook supports free speech and you do not need permission to make legitimate commentary about Teachers Notebook, the company, or Teachers Notebook’s services.
  • Do distinguish the Teachers Notebook Marks from surrounding text by, for example, capitalizing the first letter of the Teachers Notebook Marks.
  • Do spell the Teachers Notebook Marks properly.
  • Do not say things about Teachers Notebook you know are not true.
  • Do not incorporate the Teachers Notebook Marks or a confusingly similar mark into, for example, the name of your business, organization, non-profit organization, event, or trademark.
  • Do not remove, alter, distort or modify the Teachers Notebook Marks, including adding other terms to the Teachers Notebook Marks to create new words.
  • Do not use the Teachers Notebook Marks or a confusingly similar mark in a way that falsely implies a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by Teachers Notebook, LLC. or that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest information comes from, or represents the views or opinions of Teachers Notebook, LLC. or an Teachers Notebook employee.
  • Do not, without prior permission, use the Teachers Notebook Marks in a product. 
  • Do not use any trademarks, service marks, trade dress, designs or logos that are confusingly similar to the Teachers Notebook Marks or the look and feel of the Teachers Notebook website.
  • Do not use the Teachers Notebook Marks in any way or on any website that contains or promotes adult content, gambling, or otherwise violates applicable law or regulation.
  • Do not use the Teachers Notebook Marks in a manner that is in Teachers Notebook’s sole opinion misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, tarnishing, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Teachers Notebook.
Teachers Notebook reserves the right to alter these policies at any time.