A trademark can be a word, phrase, symbol, or design that distinguishes the source of the goods or services. A trademark also can be trade dress, and can protect the appearance of a product or its packaging, including size, shape, color, texture, graphics, and appearance (e.g., retail store or website).
Trademarks are valuable assets to Tempo. Tempo’s legal rights in and to its trademarks depend on using the trademarks consistently and correctly. Therefore, it is important that all licensees and permitted users abide by the Usage Guidelines below.
By using a Tempo trademark, you acknowledge that Tempo is the sole owner of the trademark, and you promise not to interfere with Tempo’s rights in the trademark. Except for the limited right to use the trademarks as expressly granted, no other rights of any kind are granted.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of Tempo’s unregistered or registered trademarks and service marks in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.
- In general, any use of the Tempo’s trademarks or service marks requires the prior written permission of Tempo.
- Trademarks should always be used as adjectives and in general should always be accompanied by the generic name of the product or services with which it is associated. An appropriate generic term must appear after the trademark the first time it appears in a printed piece, and as often as is reasonable after that.
- Trademarks may not be used as nouns or verbs.
- Trademarks may not be used in the plural or possessive form.
- Always spell and capitalize the trademarks exactly as they are shown. Do not shorten or abbreviate trademarks.
- You may not modify or alter a trademark. Logos require specific colors identified in our brand guide accessible from tempo.io/press.
- You may not use or register, in whole or in part, any trademark, or an alteration thereof, as or as part of a company name, trade name, product name, or service name.
- You may not use any trademark in a disparaging manner.
- You may not use any trademark in a manner that would imply Tempo’s affiliation with or endorsement, sponsorship, or support of a third party product or service.
- Trademarks should always be used with the correct form of notice of registration. The correct notice of registration to be used in association with the trademark depends on whether the mark is registered in the applicable jurisdiction. If it is not registered, the word “trademark” or “service mark” should be used in association with the trademarks, for example, “[trademark] is a trademark of Tempo ehf.” If it is, the symbol “®” may be placed adjacent to the trademark, or a statement should be included stating “[trademark] is a registered trademark of Tempo ehf. in [applicable jurisdiction].” If a publication will be used in multiple jurisdictions, the preferred language is “[trademark] is a trademark or a registered trademark of Tempo ehf. in the U.S. and other jurisdictions”.
- Where a trademark is used more than once in a single display, the notice should be placed at the first or most prominent use of the trademark.