[erlang-questions] Erlang's Logo license

Roberto Ostinelli <>
Tue Mar 29 15:34:24 CEST 2016


Thank you Roger!

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Roger Lipscombe <>
wrote:

> 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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