Trademark Guidelines

This is a statement of ULISSES Project’s trademarks and its policy and guidelines relating to the use of trademarks owned by ULISSES Project and used by projects under the ULISSES Project. Individual projects under the ULISSES Project may have additional guidelines and requirements for the use of trademarks intended to imply compliance with certain criteria or other requirements and in such cases compliance with such criteria and requirements is necessary.

For purposes of this document, references to trademarks or marks include all trade and service marks and logos owned by the ULISSES Project legal entity. Projects operating as separately incorporated entities managed by the ULISSES Project have their own trademarks, policies and usage guidelines.

The “ULISSES Project” Trademark

Your use of the ULISSES Project trademark must be in accordance with the ULISSES Project’s policy.

The ULISSES Project Trademark Usage Guidelines

Trademarks are used to provide assurance to the collaborators of consistency with respect to the quality of products or services with which the mark is associated. This policy attempts to strike the proper balance between two competing interests: 1) the need of the ULISSES Project to ensure that its trademarks remain reliable indicators of the qualities that they have been created to preserve and 2) the need of the ULISSES Project to ensure that collaborators are able to discuss the projects with which the ULISSES Project is associated and to accurately describe the relationship between the ULISSES Project and the products and services offered by others.

A trademark provides the owner with an exclusive right to authorize or control the use of the mark.  Your right to use a mark of the ULISSES Project is provided for in this policy and in the statement of permitted use, if any, that may accompany the trademark notice displayed on the website dedicated to the project. Your right to use a mark is conditioned upon conforming to other requirements that are directly related to the qualities that the specific mark has been created to preserve.

Proper use of the ULISSES Project trademarks by following these trademark usage guidelines protects the value of the ULISSES Project trademarks. Any use of or reference to the ULISSES Project trademarks that is inconsistent with this trademark policy, or use of marks that are confusingly similar to trademarks of the ULISSES Project, is prohibited. All uses of the ULISSES Project trademarks, and all goodwill associated therewith, will be solely to the benefit of the ULISSES Project.

Rules that Apply to Trademarks In General

There are some basic rules that apply to any use of any trade or service mark that you do not own, including any mark of the ULISSES Project, without the express permission of the owner.

A trademark should never be used as a verb or noun. A trademark should be used only as an adjective followed by the generic name/noun.

A trademark should not be used in the plural or possessive form.

A trademark should not be altered or amended in any way. A mark should not be combined with any other mark, hyphenated, abbreviated or displayed in parts. A trademark that is depicted as two or more words should not be compressed into one word. A logo should not be displayed with color variations, or with other elements superimposed on top of the logo.

A trademark should not be used as your domain name or as part of your domain name.

A trademark should not be used as part of your product name.

A trademark should not be incorporated into your company’s logos or designs.

A trademark notice should be used on the most prominent and/or first appearance of each mark of the ULISSES Project, and a trademark notice should not be changed. In particular, a ™ should not be changed to an ® in a trademark notice by anyone other than the owner. If you are unsure about whether a mark of the ULISSES Project is registered in your country, please contact us for additional guidance as to what trademark symbol you should use.

There are also some basic rights that everyone has to use any trademarks, which are often referred to as “fair use,” and the ULISSES Project does not intend to restrict those rights. You may make fair use of word marks to make true factual statements. But fair use does not permit you to state or imply that the owner of a mark produces, endorses, or supports your company, products, or services. Even when making fair use of a trademark, you should acknowledge the owner of the trademark with a trademark notice, such as the notice displayed on the ULISSES Project websites.

Rules and Policies Applicable to Marks Owned by the ULISSES Project

In addition to the generally applicable rules discussed above, there are a few specific rules that we ask everyone to follow when using trademarks owned by the ULISSES Project.

Use the full form of any trademarks (e.g., “the ULISSES Project”) in the first reference in all documents of mass communication, including marketing collateral and web pages.

Use the ULISSES Project’s trademarks in a form that distinguishes them from the text around them, such as by capitalization, bold or italic fonts, or with quotation marks. Any use of registered trademarks should include the ® symbol immediately after the first usage (e.g., “the ULISSES Project….”).

Do not use the ULISSES Project trademarks in a manner that would disparage the ULISSES Project or its projects (e.g., untruthful advertising, false/misleading promotional materials, etc.).

Do not use the ULISSES Project logo on the cover of a book or magazine without written permission from the ULISSES Project.

Do not use the ULISSES Project trademarks more prominently than your own company, product or service name.

Do not use a logo of the ULISSES Project on posters, brochures, signs, websites, or other marketing materials to promote your events, products or services without written permission from the ULISSES Project.

Do not refer to a productor service as being certified under any of the ULISSES Project’s marks unless your company has successfully undergone the requisite compliance testing and has explicit authorization to use such terms from the ULISSES Project.

Do not attempt to claim or assert any ownership rights in any mark of the ULISSES Project and do not attempt to register any the ULISSES Project trademark as a trademark, tradename, domain name, or “doing business as” name, alone or (unless specifically licensed) in combination with your own trademarks.

The ULISSES Project marks have been created and their use is expressly permitted for a specific purpose. Do not use logos or names of the ULISSES Project in any commercial or marketing context other than as expressly permitted in this policy unless you have obtained explicit written permission from the ULISSES Project to do so. The ULISSES Project permits the use of its trademarks for private and personal use to make t-shirts, stickers, and caps for yourself and your friends (meaning people from whom you don’t receive anything of value in return) in a manner that is consistent with the preservation of the goodwill and value of the mark.

You are also allowed to use a trademark or logo of the ULISSES Project as a link to the home page of the applicable project or to a web page on the ULISSES Project web site that is relevant to the reference so long as the link is in a manner that is consistent with the preservation of the goodwill and value of the mark. The link and all other usage of a logo of the ULISSES Project shall be done using the official versions of the ULISSES Project logos obtained from the ULISSES Project or its projects.

Questions, Comments, Concerns

If you have questions with respect to these guidelines or to report concerns regarding the use or misuse of a trademark of the ULISSES Project, or to obtain written permission for a proposed use of the ULISSES Project trademarks, contact:


The ULISSES Project does not make any express or implied warranties, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of any third party intellectual property rights. The ULISSES Project shall not be liable for any claims relating to user’s activities falling within the scope of the permission and user hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the ULISSES Project and its contributors harmless against any such claims.