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Trademark and Copyright Usage Guidelines

Women’s Football Alliance trademarks and copyrighted works include: brand names, logos, website content, videos and other matter protected under trademark or copyright law. ​These are among our most valuable assets. These Guidelines are intended to help our partners, customers, developers, consultants, publishers, and/or any other third party understand when and how they may use our trademarks and copyrighted works properly in promotional, commercial, educational or reference materials, and when they may not.

We have included a summary of high level points below for your reference. However, you are responsible for carefully reviewing these Guidelines in their entirety before using any Women’s Football Alliance trademarks or copyrighted works.

Summary of our Usage Guidelines:

  • You must always use Women’s Football Alliance trademarks and copyrighted works in accordance with these Trademark and Copyright Usage Guidelines (“Guidelines”) as well as any other guidelines Women’s Football Alliance has provided you.
  • Women’s Football Alliance can modify or revoke at any time, in its sole discretion, any permission we grant you to use our trademarks and copyrighted works unless specifically prohibited in a separate agreement.
  • All rights we grant you to use our trademarks and copyrighted works require that you specify that the trademarks and copyrighted works belong to Women’s Football Alliance.
  • You agree not to challenge Women’s Football Alliance’s ownership of its trademarks and/or copyrighted works.
  • We make no warranties of any kind with any permissions we grant of Women’s Football Alliance trademarks and copyrighted works.
  • You may not transfer the rights granted in these Guidelines to anyone else.

What Is a Trademark?

A trademark is a word, name, symbol, design or device (or a combination of these) that identifies the goods or services of a person or company and distinguishes them from the goods or services of others. A trademark assures consumers of consistent quality with respect to those goods or services and aids in their promotion.

Unless we grant written permission in a contract or other document, or describe below a permitted use, you may not use any of Women’s Football Alliance trademarks. But, even after we grant such permission, we retain the right to modify or revoke such permission in our sole discretion unless otherwise prohibited in a separate agreement. If you have questions about these Guidelines as they pertain to trademarks, please contact us.

What Is Copyright?

Copyrights are exclusive rights in original works, including certain written, pictorial and graphical works, audiovisual works, and computer programs. The owner of a copyright in a work has the right to exclude others from reproducing, displaying, distributing, creating derivative works from, performing, or otherwise using the work. Women’s Football Alliance owns copyright in its logos, website designs and content, videos and other promotional materials, and its proprietary computer code, as well as other works not specified here.

You may not use, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from any copyrighted work, or any portion of a copyrighted work, owned by Women’s Football Alliance without first receiving a license or a fully executed Permission to Use Trademark and/or Copyrighted Work form accessed here. But even after we grant you permission to use a work by providing you an executed copy of the Permission to Use Trademark and/or Copyrighted Work form, we retain the right to modify or revoke that permission in our sole discretion unless prohibited in a separate agreement. If you have questions about these Guidelines as they pertain to copyright, please contact us

Permitted Use of Women’s Football Alliance​ T​rademarks and/or Copyrights

— You may refer to Women’s Football Alliance trademarks in word form only ​to describe accurately how your products or services relate to our products or services, so long as you follow these Guidelines and make clear that your products and services are not offered, sponsored or endorsed by Women’s Football Alliance.

— Where your reference to any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks is primarily intended for a U.S. audience or will be distributed through a U.S. website, publication, or trade show, include the ® or ™ symbol associated with the mark(s) at issue, as appropriate. The ® or ™ symbol need only be used on your first or most prominent reference to said mark(s). Do not include any symbol after any of Women’s Football Alliance trademark(s) if your publication is intended for use or distribution outside the U.S.

— You may only use any of Women’s Football Alliance’s logos under license or other written contractual permission. If a specialized logo has been assigned to you in writing to designate your business relationship with Women’s Football Alliance, use of such specialized logo under these circumstances shall strictly comply with the form and extent of permission granted to you, and must remain in compliance with all applicable then current Women’s Football Alliance trademark, copyright and/or logo usage guidelines.

— When referencing any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks in text, you must distinguish said mark(s) from the surrounding text by capitalizing the first letter in each word of such Women’s Football Alliance trademark(s).

Prohibited Use of Women’s Football Alliance’s Trademarks and/or Copyrights

▪ You may not incorporate any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks or logos or any other recognizable portion of any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks or logos, in your company’s name, app name, publication title, conference title, website name, domain name, social media handle or other source identifying materials (e.g. <Women’s Football AllianceXYZ.com> as your domain name/website address or name your product “XYZ Social Enterprise,” or “ChatterXYZ”), without Women’s Football Alliance’s express prior written permission, which may require a license agreement. Except as otherwise contractually provided, Women’s Football Alliance reserves the right to modify or withdraw any such permission at any time.

▪ You may not use any trademark or service mark that is likely to be confused with any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks in your company’s name, app name, publication title, conference title, website name, domain name, social media handle or other source identifying material or otherwise give the impression of affiliation with or endorsement by Women’s Football Alliance (e.g., a name or brand that may be viewed as being a part or extension of a Women’s Football Alliance trademark “family”). You may not use abbreviations or foreign language translations of any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks.

▪ You may not purchase any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks as an ad word or advertising key word from any search engine, social media forum, or other online venue without express written permission from Women’s Football Alliance, which permission may be withdrawn if you violate these Guidelines or any supplementary guidelines which may apply to you.

▪ You may not display or otherwise use or incorporate any of Women’s Football Alliance’s logos, designs, website content, videos, testing materials, or any other trademark or copyrighted work of Women’s Football Alliance on your website, social media forums, marketing collateral, any publicly facing presentation materials, other promotional materials, or otherwise in connection with your products or services without a license or fully executed Permission to Use Trademark and/or Copyrighted Work form.

▪ You may not modify or alter any of Women’s Football Alliance’s logos, designs, or other trademarks or copyrighted works in any manner. You may not incorporate any of Women’s Football Alliance’s logos, designs, or other trademarks or copyrighted works in your own company logo or product logo, except under license.

▪ You may not use typestyles or fonts for your company name or product name that look like those of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks, logos or stylizations, if the use creates the potential impression of an association between Women’s Football Alliance and your company. You may not use logos, designs or stylizations that incorporate design elements of, or look similar to, logos, designs or stylizations of Women’s Football Alliance (e.g., you may not feature your company name or brand name inside the Women’s Football Alliance cloud design ).

▪ You may not use any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks or copyrighted works in a disparaging way or in any way which dilutes, tarnishes or otherwise conflicts with the ability of the Women’s Football Alliance to use and/or enforce its trademarks or copyrighted works, even if such use is under license.

▪ Unless provided under a license or covered under terms of service, you may only use Women’s Football Alliance source code labeled as “sample source code” or the like to run your application on a Women’s Football Alliance service or to interoperate with a Women’s Football Alliance service.

Appropriate Attribution Language

▪ For Trademarks: Where you have been granted Women’s Football Alliance’s written authorization to use a specific trademark, you must always include the appropriate trademark attribution language provided for in your written authorization, or by placing the following statement at the bottom of the first page on which you use the trademark:

o “[insert Women’s Football Alliance trademark] is a trademark of Women’s Football Alliance and is used here with permission.”

▪ For Copyrighted Works: Where you have been granted Women’s Football Alliance’s written authorization to use a copyrightable work (video, screenshot, blog post, etc.), you must always include the appropriate copyright attribution language provided for in your written authorization, or by including the following statement:

o “© 2XXX Women’s Football Alliance. All rights reserved. Used here with permission.” (Note 2XXX is the year set forth in Women’s Football Alliance’s copyright notice.)

Women’s Football Alliance Platform and Marketplace

These Guidelines are not intended to be an exhaustive list of Women’s Football Alliance’s rights in its trademarks and copyrighted works. Women’s Football Alliance reserves all rights in its intellectual property, including rights not expressly described in these Guidelines. Any goodwill derived from your use of any of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks under license or pursuant to the Guidelines insures solely to Women’s Football Alliance’s benefit.

If you have a business relationship with Women’s Football Alliance, you may have received additional guidelines outlining prohibited and permitted uses of Women’s Football Alliance’s trademarks and/or copyrighted works, including written requirements for the size, typeface, colors, and other graphical characteristics for each. Any such additional guidelines merely supplement and do not replace these Guidelines.

Women’s Football Alliance requires you to abide by these Guidelines as well as all applicable supplementary guidelines and retains the right at all times, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify or revoke any permissions provided in these Guidelines or in relation to these Guidelines.

The permissions provided in these Guidelines are provided free of charge. Women’s Football Alliance shall not be liable to you for any damages arising out of use of the Women’s Football Alliance trademarks or copyrighted works pursuant to these Guidelines—whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, exemplary or otherwise.