Trademarks Usage Guidelines
For Licensees, Press and Other Third Parties
The name Trans Plus is a widely associated with high quality software. This and other trademarks of Trans Plus Systems Corp. ("Trademarks") are valuable and important intellectual property assets of the company and are used by our clients and the uniform, proper use of our Trademarks by all our licensees is vital to our ability to associate our Trademarks with the quality of our products and services.
These guidelines set out our policies for proper use of our Trademarks by our licensees and other authorized users. They were designed to help you properly refer to our Trademarks, correctly use our logos in different circumstances, and otherwise guide your permissible use of the Trademarks. We ask all our authorized users to follow these Guidelines carefully when using any of our Trademarks.
What is a Trademark?
A trademark is a word, name, symbol or design (or a combination thereof) that identifies the goods or services of a specific person or company, and distinguishes them from the goods and services of others. A trademark helps its owner to assure consumers of the quality and unique attributes of such products and services, thus helping the promotion of those goods and services.
Trans Plus Systems Corp. is the exclusive owner of its Trademarks, and we reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Guidelines. Particularly, all the goodwill derived from using our Trademarks share inure solely to the benefit of Trans Plus Systems Corp. The following list specifies registered and other Trademarks of Trans Plus Systems Corp in Canada and other countries:
- Trans Plus™
- Fleet Manager™
- Logistics Manager™
- Freight Assist™
Our list of Trademarks is always changing as we add new products and services. For an updated list of our Trademarks, please review this section in these Guidelines periodically.
You may use our Trademarks to describe accurately how your products or services relate to our products, as long as you observe these Guidelines and maintain a clear distinction between your products and services and those of Trans Plus Systems Corp., and between your trademarks and our Trademarks. You may not mislead anyone to think that your products or services are somehow offered, endorsed, or sponsored by Trans Plus Systems Corp. or any of its subsidiaries.
Specific "Do" and "Don't Do" Guidelines
USE OUR TRADEMARKS WITH PERMISSION
You may not use our Trademarks unless you have an agreement with Trans Plus Systems Corp. or you otherwise receive our permission to use the Trademarks. Upon receiving our permission, your use must be limited to these Guidelines, and the limited permission you have received to use specific Trademarks.
INCLUDE APPROPRIATE ATTRIBUTION
Always include the appropriate trademark symbol, as indicated near each of our Trademarks) near any of our Trademarks in the most prominent place when you use such Trademarks in any document.
USAGE RULES FOR OUR LOGOS
In using our logos (i) do not alter or distort the appearance of the logo in any way, for example, by adding your own design elements or colors, or changing the font, (ii) use our logos exactly as they are provided to you in this section, (iii) allow for clear space around our logos, (iv) maintain the legibility of our logos and keep them sharp, clear and well-produced, and (v) do not use them for decorative purposes in marketing or packaging materials, or in your website.
DISTINGUISH OUR TRADEMARKS FROM YOUR TRADEMARKS
Do not place your company name, trademarks, service marks or product names immediately next to (or combined with) our Trademarks. Keep our word Trademarks distinguishable from the surrounding text - acceptable ways to do that include enclosing them in quotes.
In describing your services or products in reference to Trans Plus Systems Corp. products and services, make sure that (i) the reference phrase you use is accurate and complies with the requirements of these Guidelines, (ii) our Trademarks are clearly distinguished from your products and services names, and (iii) our Trademarks are not part of, mixed with, or incorporated in your company, or your products, services or domain names.
DO NOT USE OUR TRADEMARKS AS THE NAME OF YOUR COMPANY, PRODUCTS OR AS YOUR DOMAIN NAME
Do not use all or parts of our Trademarks in a manner that may imply sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement between Trans Plus Systems Corp. and your company products or services, or that may dilute the distinctive nature of our Trademarks. For example, do not use company, product, website or domain names that combine our Trademarks with words, terms or trademarks (e.g. naming your product "Freight Assist XYZ").
DO NOT COPY THE LOOK AND FEEL OF TRANS PLUS SYSTEMS CORP. TRADEMARKS, WEBSITE OR PRODUCT LINE
Do not imitate our Trademarks, logos, logotypes, trade dress, or other elements of our product packaging and Web site in any of your advertising, product packaging, promotional and other materials. For example, in describing Trans Plus Systems Corp.'s services in connection with your products or services, do not use the typestyle we use for our logos so as to create an impression of association between Trans Plus Systems Corp. and your company. As another example, do not name your product "Freight Assist Service" or a similar name in marketing materials promoting our respective integrated products.
DO NOT ALTER OUR TRADEMARKS
You may not change the appearance of our Trademarks by abbreviating them, incorporating them into acronyms, changing their spelling, using them in parts, changing their looks, or using improper capitalization.
USE OUR TRADEMARKS ONLY AS ADJECTIVES OR PROPER NOUNS
Use our Trademarks as adjectives followed by the appropriate generic product noun describing the relevant product or service (e.g., "the Freight Assist™ product makes it easy"). You may also use the Trademarks without a modifier but only when describing the underlying product's properties (e.g., "Freight Assist™ provides easy access to orders" but not "Freight Assist™ works well"). NEVER USE OUR TRADEMARKS IN NOUN, VERB, PLURAL OR POSSESSIVE FORMS.
DO NOT BID ON OUR TRADEMARKS
Unless expressly permitted in an agreement among you and Trans Plus Systems Corp., you may not bid on any Trademark or any variant or extension thereof as a key word on any Web-based search engine.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REGISTER OUR MARKS
You may not attempt to register any of our Trademarks. Similarly, you may not register in any jurisdiction a domain name that uses all or a part of our Trademarks in a manner that may create confusion as to Trans Plus Systems Corp. sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement of your company, products or services.
If requested, you must provide Trans Plus Systems Corp. with samples of your marketing materials that contain any of our Trademarks free of charge.
Do not use our Trademarks in a disparaging or degrading way.
If you are aware of any usage by any person of our Trademarks in violation of these Guidelines, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and inform us of such usage.