This Future Design Group Marks Usage Agreement (“Agreement”) sets out the legal terms governing your ability to use the Future Design Group name, logo, and other registered or unregistered Future Design Group trademarks and service marks owned by Future Design Group and its affiliates (“Future Design Group Marks”) to let your customers know that Future Design Group (“we”, “us”, “our”) provides services for your business. A list of the Future Design Group Marks available for use can be found on our News page. Your use of services provided by Future Design Group is governed by the Future Design Group Services Agreement (“Services Agreement”), and terms used but not defined in this Agreement have the meanings given in the Services Agreement.
You may not use any Future Design Group Marks without having agreed to abide by all of the terms and conditions in this Agreement, and unless you do so in accordance with this Agreement.
1. Permission to Use Future Design Group Marks
Future Design Group Marks are important assets of Future Design Group’s business and are protected by US and international laws. You are licensed to use the Future Design Group Marks as described in this Agreement on a non-exclusive, non-transferable basis on websites or applications that utilize the Services (as defined in the Services Agreement). However, your use is subject to the terms set out in this Agreement, and we may terminate your license via (i) our absolute ability to supervise, monitor, and revoke your license at any time and at our discretion, or (ii) your non-use or cancellation of the Services. Upon termination of the license, you agree to promptly remove any Future Design Group Marks from any websites or applications, or other material within a reasonable time.
2. Proper Use of Future Design Group Marks
Proper Use: You may only use the Future Design Group Marks on the portion of your website or article where the content directly relates to Future Design Group. All Future Design Group Marks should directly link to our homepage at www.futuredesigngroup.com.
Brand Guidelines: We may also provide you with style or usage guidelines describing such things as size, color, or relative placement of Future Design Group Marks. You may only use the Future Design Group Marks consistent with those guidelines except where we expressly agree otherwise with you in writing. You will update your use of the Future Design Group Marks to conform to changes in the guidelines within a reasonable time after we provide you notice of the change.
Attribution: The TM or SM Symbol should be prominently displayed in conjunction with any Future Design Group Mark being used unless otherwise directed by us to use the ® symbol. All Future Design Group Marks used should directly hyperlink to the Future Design Group home page located at www.futuredesigngroup.com.
3. Impermissible Uses of Future Design Group Marks
You may not display, copy, modify, transmit or otherwise use the Future Design Group Marks except as described in this Agreement, the guidelines, or otherwise agreed in writing by Future Design Group. You may not use the Future Design Group Marks to show Future Design Group or the Services in any disparaging or derogatory light, or in any way that may be damaging to our brand or to our interests in the Future Design Group Marks.
You may not use the Future Design Group Marks to imply endorsement by Future Design Group of your products or services, or in a manner that causes customer confusion. You may not misrepresent your relationship with Future Design Group, or use the Future Design Group Marks in any manner that is misleading. In addition to any other right that we may have to enforce the terms of this Agreement, you must promptly comply with any request that we make for you to cease a use of the Future Design Group Marks that we determine is non-compliant with this paragraph.
In addition to protecting the Future Design Group Marks, it is important to us that you maintain an independent brand. Even where use of Future Design Group Marks is permitted, we suggest that you prominently use your own marks in a manner that makes your brand or any other descriptor of your goods/services clearly distinguishable from that of Future Design Group’s. You may not use the Future Design Group Marks or any confusingly similar name or trademark with your product, service, company, or domain name. For instance, you may not use names like “Future Design Group Business Services”, “Future Design Group for Small Business” or domains like “thefuturedesigngroup.com.”
4. No Warranties
As part of this Agreement, we do not make any representations regarding your use of Future Design Group Marks. We disclaim all warranties, express and implied, including any warranties of non-infringement.
5. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Other Legal Provisions
Except as otherwise agreed upon in writing between you and us, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and us regarding your use of the Future Design Group Marks. We may terminate this Agreement at any time upon notice to you. You may not transfer this Agreement to any third party. This Agreement is governed by the laws and dispute provisions specified in the Services Agreement, which are incorporated into this Agreement by reference. If any provision or portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then it will be reformed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible, and all remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.
This document was last updated on May 18, 2018