[erlang-questions] Erlang's Logo license

Roger Lipscombe <>
Tue Mar 29 13:55:35 CEST 2016


I found this: http://bugs.erlang.org/browse/ERL-41

"The name "Erlang" is a trademark of Ericsson while the logos have not
yet been registered. It is okay for you to use the name Erlang and the
unaltered Erlang logo in your presentation as long as it is a
nominative use, i.e. the user does nothing to suggest sponsorship or
endorsement by the trademark holder."


On 29 March 2016 at 12:51, Roger Lipscombe <> wrote:
> On 29 March 2016 at 12:27, Roberto Ostinelli <> wrote:
>> To add to this: the Erlang logo can be found on the WikiMedia page here:
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Erlang_logo.png
>>
>> That pages states that:
>>
>> This image only consists of simple geometric shapes or text. It does not
>> meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection, and is
>> therefore in the public domain. Although it is free of copyright
>> restrictions, this image may still be subject to other restrictions. See
>> WP:PD#Fonts and typefaces or Template talk:PD-textlogo for more information.
>
> That merely covers copyright. It doesn't cover trademark.


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