Trademark Guidelines

Teacher's Notebook's Trademark Guidelines
We here at Teacher's Notebook support and encourage ideas, services, and tools that use and supplement the Teacher's 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 Teacher's 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 Teacher's Notebook’s intellectual property (for example, the use of the term “Teacher's Notebook” or 'Ideas Worth Sharing™"). For issues regarding any intellectual property which is not exclusively owned by Teacher's Notebook, LLC. please refer to Teacher's 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 “Teacher's Notebook™” and other Teacher's Notebook graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names (together, the “Teacher's Notebook Marks”) are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Teacher's Notebook, LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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

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