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ModelMotorist.Com Trademark
and Logo Usage Requirements

I. Preface

II. Rules of Proper Trademark Use

A. Use ModelMotorist.Com Trademark as Adjectives, Never as Nouns

B. No Possessives, Plurals, Verbs or Puns

C. Company Name Use

D. Proper Trademark Attribution: Symbols and Legends

1. Trademark Symbols

2. Trademark Legends

E. Use of ModelMotorist.Com Logos

1. General Rule: Do Not Assume You are Permitted to Use ModelMotorist.Com Logos.

2. ModelMotorist.Com Logos You Can Use.

3. No Re-Logoing, Co-Logoing, or Logo Removal.

F. Use of ModelMotorist.Com Trade Dress by Third Parties Prohibited.

G. Promptly Report Suspected Infringements.

III. Use of ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks with Non-ModelMotorist.Com Goods or Services

A. No Use of ModelMotorist.Com Marks in Non-ModelMotorist.Com Product, or Service Names.

B. Do Not Adopt Any Marks or Names that are Confusingly Similar to a ModelMotorist.Com Trademark.

C. Proper Descriptions of Non-ModelMotorist.Com Products and Services

1. Accuracy.

2. Relationship to ModelMotorist.Com.

3. Compatibility or Compliance to Published Specification.

4. Prominence

5. Proper Use of Symbols and Legends.

6. Do Not Attempt to Claim Rights in ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks

D. Special Guidelines for Descriptive Use of ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks in the Title of Books, Magazines, Articles, e-zines, Educational Seminars, User Groups, Trade Shows,Conferences, and Expos.

1. Purpose.

2. Application.

3. Make the Source Clear.

4. Spacing and Formatting.

5. Follow All of the Ordinary Trademark Rules.

6. Some Important Pitfalls to Avoid

E. Permitted Descriptive Use of ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks on Websites and Domain Names.

1. The content of the web site meets all of these Usage Requirements

2. The use of the domain name is not misleading or likely to cause confusion ; and

3. The use meets the following additional standards

IV. How to reach ModelMotorist.Com’s Marketing & Brands Legal Department

Preface

These ModelMotorist.Com Trademark and Logo Usage Requirements ("Usage Requirements") set forth ModelMotorist.Com's rules for using or referring to ModelMotorist.Com's brands, trademarks, product and service names, logos and slogans. They apply to all ModelMotorist.Com organizations worldwide and to ModelMotorist.Com resellers, developers, customers, advertising agencies, consultants, professional writers and editors, licensees and other third parties making reference to ModelMotorist.Com trademarks. ModelMotorist.Com reserves the right to modify these Usage Requirements as it deems necessary or appropriate, including by written agreement or license with third parties.

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I. Rules of Proper Trademark Use.

A. Use ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks as Adjectives, Never as Nouns.

Please follow every ModelMotorist.Com trademark with an appropriate noun consisting of the ModelMotorist.Com product or service that is branded with the mark. ModelMotorist.Com trademarks are adjectives and may not be used as nouns, or alone as a shorthand way of identifying a product or service. The ModelMotorist.Com trademark should be used as an adjective describing a product or service of ModelMotorist.Com.

Example Set A

The only exception to this Usage Requirement I.A. is when the "ModelMotorist.Com" name is used as our company name as opposed to an identifier of one of our products or services (see Usage Requirement I.C. below).

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B. No Possessives, Plurals, Verbs or Puns.

ModelMotorist.Com works hard to build customer goodwill, and it uses its trademarks to harness that goodwill. Please use the marks as they are designed and intended. Since a trademark is not a noun, it must never be used in possessive or plural forms, and should never be used as a verb or a pun.

Example Set B

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C. Company Name Use.

The "ModelMotorist.Com" name is not only a trademark used to identify our products and services, it also serves as our company name. When using the "ModelMotorist.Com" name as a reference to the company, "ModelMotorist.Com" may be used as a noun and no TM symbol is needed. For example, the sentence "ModelMotorist.Com announced a new line of products" would be an appropriate use.

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D. Proper Trademark Attribution: Symbols and Legends.

Trademark ownership is attributed in two ways, with the use of a trademark symbol (, , or ®) after the trademark, and with a trademark legend, usually found at the end of a document in legible text following the copyright notice. Remember, mere inclusion of a trademark symbol and legend does not entitle you to use a ModelMotorist.Com trademark! For information on how to properly use a ModelMotorist.Com trademark in association with a non-ModelMotorist.Com product or service, please see Section II of these Usage Requirements.

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1. Trademark Symbols:

Assuming you are permitted to use a ModelMotorist.Com trademark, please make sure to attribute the mark with the proper symbol. Always use the ® symbol with the ModelMotorist.Com logo. For all other ModelMotorist.Com trademarks, do not use the ® symbol, but instead use the symbol for products, or the symbol for services. The symbol should be placed immediately after the trademark, either in superscript or in parenthetical form, such as , TM, , , tm, , , SM, , , sm, , etc. Trademark symbols should be used on ModelMotorist.Com trademarks as follows:

a. On products, product labels, and packaging, use an appropriate symbol in each prominent use of the trademark.

b. In every other context, use an appropriate symbol in both the first prominent use of the trademark (in headlines, banners, etc.) and in the first use in the text of body copy.

c. Always use the appropriate symbol incorporated into any of ModelMotorist.Com's logos.

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2. Trademark Legends:

The trademark legend is the legal text that identifies ModelMotorist.Com's trademarks. The legend should be printed in legible type and in a location typically used for copyright and other legal notices. For example, the legend may be printed at the end of a document, on the back of a package, on the front cover of documentation, or on the bottom of a web page.

Unless you have an agreement with ModelMotorist.Com that indicates otherwise, use the standard ModelMotorist.Com legend in any material referencing more than one ModelMotorist.Com trademark. Parties other than ModelMotorist.Com may instead use the abbreviated ModelMotorist.Com legend. Please note that third party licensees will often be legally obligated by license to use a ModelMotorist.Com trademark legend that also indicates that the ModelMotorist.Com trademarks are used under license. STANDARD MODELMOTORIST.COM LEGEND (for use by ModelMotorist.Com or third parties):

"ModelMotorist.Com, ModelMotorist.Com, the ModelMotorist.Com Logo [insert all other ModelMotorist.Com trademarks, logos, product names, service names, program names, and slogans that are referred to or displayed in the document] are trademarks or registered trademarks of ModelMotorist.Com , Inc. in the United States and other countries."

Example Set C

ABBREVIATED MODELMOTORIST.COM LEGEND (for use by third parties only):

"[Insert all ModelMotorist.Com trademarks that are referred to or displayed in the document] are trademarks or registered trademarks of ModelMotorist.Com , Inc. in the U.S. or other countries."

Note to ModelMotorist.Com employees: For further information on when it is appropriate to use an abbreviated legend, please visit this internal website: ________

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E. Use of ModelMotorist.Com Logos.

1. General Rule: Do Not Assume You are Permitted to Use ModelMotorist.Com Logos.

Except as specifically provided by license or other agreement with ModelMotorist.Com, third parties may not use any ModelMotorist.Com logo for any purpose. Even when accurately describing a relationship with ModelMotorist.Com or support of ModelMotorist.Com's technology, third parties should not use a ModelMotorist.Com logo in the absence of an agreement. This includes all Java logos, the ModelMotorist.Com corporate logo, and other product and program logos.

2. ModelMotorist.Com Logos You Can Use.

ModelMotorist.Com does have several logo programs granting third parties permission to use a ModelMotorist.Com logo. For instance, ModelMotorist.Com maintains logo programs to indicate technological compatibility, conformance to specific requirements, membership in programs, alliances with ModelMotorist.Com, etc. Third parties may not use these logos without a specific agreement to do so.

3. No Re-Logoing, Co-Logoing, or Logo Removal.

Resellers of ModelMotorist.Com products may never alter or modify the ModelMotorist.Com corporate logo or ModelMotorist.Com trademarks that are affixed to or appear on the ModelMotorist.Com products they resell. Similarly, re-logoing (replacing a ModelMotorist.Com trademark with the reseller's logo or mark) and co-logoing (adding the reseller's logo or mark to the ModelMotorist.Com product) are not permitted in the absence of a written agreement with ModelMotorist.Com.

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F. Use of ModelMotorist.Com Trade Dress by Third Parties Prohibited.

Third parties generally are prohibited from using ModelMotorist.Com trade dress for their own products, including any of the distinctive ornamental features of ModelMotorist.Com products and packaging. Any such use must be approved by ModelMotorist.Com Legal.

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G. Promptly Report Suspected Infringements.

Please report any infringement of ModelMotorist.Com trademarks or trade dress to j2@modelmotorist.com. Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the identity of the possible infringer and well as the suspected infringing use. Privacy Notice»

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II. Use of ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks with Non-ModelMotorist.Com Goods or Services

Only certain, approved uses of ModelMotorist.Com trademarks may be made by ModelMotorist.Com business allies, licensees, and other third parties. In addition to the other provisions set forth in these Usage Requirements, the following rules apply to any use of a ModelMotorist.Com trademark or logo in association with a third party product or service.

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A. No Use of ModelMotorist.Com Marks in Non-ModelMotorist.Com Company, Product, or Service Names.

Unless a third party enters into a written agreement with ModelMotorist.Com, third parties generally may not use any ModelMotorist.Com trademark (including the ModelMotorist.Com marks), as all or part of their company or product names.

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B. Do Not Adopt Any Marks or Names that are Confusingly Similar to a ModelMotorist.Com Trademark.

Unauthorized use of ModelMotorist.Com trademarks or of marks that are confusingly similar to ModelMotorist.Com trademarks may constitute an infringement of ModelMotorist.Com's trademark rights.

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C. Proper Descriptions of Non-ModelMotorist.Com Products and Services

While a third party is not permitted to incorporate a ModelMotorist.Com trademark into the name of its product or service, it can truthfully and fairly describe its products by referencing their relationship to ModelMotorist.Com's products and services. For example, to indicate that a third-party product is intended for use with ModelMotorist.Com technology, a third party may use a descriptive phrase (sometimes called a "tagline") that truthfully states this fact.

Example Set D

A descriptive phrase using a ModelMotorist.Com trademark must meet the following additional requirements:

1. Accuracy.

The descriptive phrase must be accurate and not misleading.

2. Relationship to ModelMotorist.Com.

ModelMotorist.Com trademarks may not be used in a manner that will cause potential confusion about the relationship between ModelMotorist.Com and the third party product or service, for example, implying sponsorship or endorsement by ModelMotorist.Com that does not in fact exist.

3. Compatibility or Conformance to Published Specification.

ModelMotorist.Com trademarks may not be used in a manner that improperly or inaccurately implies compatibility or conformance to any ModelMotorist.Com specification or platform. However, if a third party product fully conforms to ModelMotorist.Com's published specifications for one of our technologies, the third party may use an appropriate descriptive phrase to reference or identify that fact.

4. Prominence.

When using a descriptive phrase to indicate that the product is for use with ModelMotorist.Com systems, the third party's own product and company names must be displayed much more prominently than any ModelMotorist.Com trademark referenced so that the source of the third party product is clear.

5. Proper Use of Symbols and Legends.

Descriptive phrases should properly attribute the trademark with an appropriate symbol and legend as described in Usage Requirement I.D.

6. Do Not Attempt to Claim Rights in ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks.

Third parties may not state or suggest that they have, or are claiming rights, in any ModelMotorist.Com trademark.

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D. Special Guidelines for Descriptive Use of ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks in the Titles of Books, Magazines, Articles, e-zines, Educational Seminars, User Groups, Trade Shows, Conferences, and Expos.

Ordinarily, our Usage Requirements do not permit third parties to use ModelMotorist.Com trademarks in the name of a third party product or service. However, third parties may do so in the limited descriptive fashion described below.

1. Purpose.

As a technological innovator, ModelMotorist.Com hopes and expects that the community of developers, businesses, and other innovators will seek out and share information about ModelMotorist.Com technologies. ModelMotorist.Com's trademarks will often be a natural part of these discussions. To facilitate this discussion, ModelMotorist.Com has set forth these guidelines for the use of ModelMotorist.Com's trademarks in the titles of:

  • - Books, Magazines, e-zines, and other publications;
  • - Educational seminars;
  • - User groups;
  • - Trade Shows, Conferences, and Expos;
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2. Application.

These guidelines apply only to word marks, they do not apply to logos.

3. Make the Source Clear.

When third parties use ModelMotorist.Com trademarks, they must do so in a manner that does not create potential confusion over the source of any products or services. Customers must not be given the impression that ModelMotorist.Com is the source of a third party publication, educational seminar, user group, trade show, conference, or expo.

a. ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks Must Refer to ModelMotorist.Com Products or Services. When used in the title of a seminar, for example, the use of a ModelMotorist.Com trademark must be to describe the ModelMotorist.Com product or service, not the seminar.

Example Set E

b. Third Party Name Must be More Prominent Than ModelMotorist.Com Trademark.

The company name and logo of the third party should appear in a prominent location on all materials relating to the publication, educational seminar, trade show, conference or expo.

c. Use of Legend.

If a ModelMotorist.Com trademark is used in the title of a publication, educational seminar, user group, trade show, conference, or expo, a trademark attribution legend should be used in the following form in the legal notices and publication block (if a magazine) and on all related materials referencing the ModelMotorist.Com trademark:

"[Insert the ModelMotorist.Com trademark, e.g. 'Java and all Java-based marks'] are trademarks or registered trademarks of ModelMotorist.Com , Inc. in the United States and other countries. [Insert publisher, producer or provider name] is independent of ModelMotorist.Com , Inc."

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4. Spacing and Formatting.

The following spacing and formatting rules apply to the use of a ModelMotorist.Com trademark in the title of a publication, educational seminar, user group, trade show, conference, or expo.

a. Publications and User Groups. A space must separate the ModelMotorist.Com mark from the rest of the title.

Example Set F

b. Trade Shows, Seminars, Conferences, and Expos. Unless ModelMotorist.Com is sponsoring your show or conference and you have entered into a written sponsorship agreement with ModelMotorist.Com that provides to the contrary, the name of any trade show, seminar, conference or exposition concerning a ModelMotorist.Com product, service or technology should begin with the producer's or sponsor's brand or name.

Example Set G

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5. Follow All of the Ordinary Trademark Rules.

Except as outlined in this Usage Requirement II.D., these Usage Requirements apply to all third-party publications, educational seminars, trade shows, conferences or expos.

6. Some Important Pitfalls to Avoid:

a. Do not use any of ModelMotorist.Com's logos.

b. Do not do anything that might be understood to suggest association with or sponsorship by ModelMotorist.Com. (See Usage Requirement II).

c. Do not attempt to claim or establish trademark rights in the title. Since the above descriptive uses of ModelMotorist.Com trademarks are intended merely as a reference to ModelMotorist.Com's products and technologies (and not as a trademark use or form of branding your own products and services with ModelMotorist.Com's marks), you may not attempt to claim or establish trademark rights in the ModelMotorist.Com trademark portions of the name or title of your publication, seminar, user group, conference, trade show, or exposition. Do not register or use the entire name or title as a trademark, service mark, trade name or DBA (doing business as) name.

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E. Permitted Descriptive Use of the ModelMotorist.Com Trademarks on Web Sites and Domain Names.

Third parties are permitted to use ModelMotorist.Com trademarks on web sites or in domain names as long as:

1. The content of the website meets all of these Usage Requirements;

2. The use of the domain name is not misleading or likely to cause confusion; and

Example Set H

3. The use meets the following additional standards :

a. The principal or secondary level domain name of the third party should not be identical or virtually identical to any ModelMotorist.Com trademark, since this is likely to cause customer confusion or imply that the web site is affiliated with or sponsored by ModelMotorist.Com.

b. The web site owner should not use a ModelMotorist.Com trademark in his or her company name, product names, or service names. Thus, if the domain contains a ModelMotorist.Com trademark, that domain should not also be a company or product name.

c. The web site owner should not register the domain name as a trademark or service mark and should not claim any trademark or similar proprietary rights in the domain name.

d. The web site should display a legal notice (a link is okay) that contains the following legend:

"[Insert ModelMotorist.Com trademark] is a trademark or registered trademark of ModelMotorist.Com, Inc. in the United States and other countries. [Insert website owner name] is independent of ModelMotorist.Com, Inc."

e. The web site must otherwise comply with domain name registry policies and current laws regarding trademark infringement and dilution.

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III. How to reach ModelMotorist.Com's Marketing & Brands Legal Department

Marketing & Brands Legal Department

ModelMotorist.Com , Inc. 604 North Highway Jackson Minnesota 56143 Fax: 507-841-1579

(C) Copyright 2004 ModelMotorist.Com. All rights reserved

MODELMOTORIST.COM COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENT

ModelMotorist.Com is committed to respecting others' intellectual property rights, and we ask our users to do the same. ModelMotorist.Com may, in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts or access rights of users who violate others' intellectual property rights.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on our Website, please deliver the following information to ModelMotorist.Com's Copyright Agent:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Website;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address so that we can contact you;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice to us is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

ModelMotorist.Com's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on our Website can be reached as follows:

ModelMotorist.Com , Inc. 604 North Highway Jackson Minnesota 56143 Fax: 507-841-1579

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