These guidelines apply to the use of third-party trademarks in the GitLab product. Use of third-party trademarks on GitLab websites, marketing or sales materials, or in other customer or public-facing materials is not covered by these guidelines.
Registered trademarks can be unstylized words or letters (“wordmarks”), like GitLab, or pictures (“logomarks”), like the GitLab Tanuki. Sometimes, wordmarks and logomarks are combined to create a logo. These guidelines apply to wordmarks, logomarks and logos, but some parts of it only apply to logomarks and logos. For brevity, throughout these guidelines references to logo shall be taken to mean both logomark and logo.
Trademarks (including logos, and company, product and service names) are the property of the trademark owner. Using a third-party trademark without the owner’s authorisation can constitute trademark infringement and may expose GitLab to liability. Follow these guidelines to minimise the risk of trademark infringement when adding any third-party trademarks to the GitLab product.
In certain limited circumstances, use of a trademark is permitted without the authorisation of the owner. This is sometimes referred to as fair use of the trademark.
Use of a third-party trademark must meet all of the following criteria to constitute fair use:
Follow these steps when adding new third-party trademarks to GitLab, or using a third-party trademark already in GitLab for a new purpose.
Check the proposed use complies with the Dos and Don’ts. Legal will not approve requests for proposed use of third-party trademarks that do not comply with the Dos and Don’ts set out in these guidelines.
When using a third-party trademark in GitLab: