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Brand Usage Policy

This Brand Usage Policy is effective from 1 January 2022.

In this Brand Usage Policy:


1.1 This brand usage policy ("Brand Usage Policy") describes the instances in which you can use the Trepup brand, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and logos (collectively, "Trepup Marks") and the manner in which you can use such Trepup Marks. You understand that your use of Trepup Marks in violation of this Brand Usage Policy will result in automatic termination of your license and/or permission to use Trepup Marks.

1.2 This Brand Usage Policy shall be applicable to your employees, officers, representatives, assigns and successors or any person or entity using Trepup services on your behalf.

1.3 The policy should be read in conjunction and together with the Terms of Use and the Policies. For the purposes of this Brand Usage Policy, all capitalized terms, not otherwise defined herein, shall have the meaning ascribed to them as set forth in the Terms of Use and the Trepup Glossary.

1.4 All references in this Brand Usage Policy to the singular shall include the plural (and vice versa) where applicable, and any gender form shall include all others.


Our brand

Trepup is the owner of national and international trademark registrations covering and protecting its brand names, including the wordmarks and the styling thereof. As a general rule, you may use Trepup Marks in the manner prescribed in this Brand Usage Policy and the Brand Guidelines Policy.


Specifications for use

3.1 If you have the permission to use Trepup Marks, follow these guidelines: (a) Use Trepup Marks in compliance with the specifications provided in the Brand Guidelines Policy; (b) Identify Trepup Marks with a registered trademark ® or TM, as applicable. Trepup Marks are registered in multiple countries around the world. For the first and most prominent usage of Trepup Marks in any context, use ® or TM as a notice to third parties of Trepup's rights in such Trepup Marks; (c) Acknowledge and state that Trepup Marks are owned by Trepup. If any Trepup Marks appear on your website, document or other material, add the following attribution statement in legible font and size, identifying Trepup as the trademark owner: "[●] is a trademark of Trepup.com AG and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved." (d) Use Trepup Marks in accordance with general guidelines for proper trademark usage by ensuring that Trepup Marks are used as adjectives modified by an appropriate generic noun; (e) Only use the approved Trepup Marks that are provided on the platform and approved by us in writing. Any Trepup Marks or related images found elsewhere on the Internet are not approved for use; (f) Ensure that the spelling, capitalization or appearance of Trepup Marks is accurate. Furthermore, you must ensure that you do not abbreviate, hyphenate, create acronyms, change the spelling, capitalization or appearance, add or delete any words or spacing, change any color or proportion, use it in a tagline or slogan, add visual effects, angle or rotate or otherwise modify the logo or design of Trepup Marks in any way; (g) Ensure that Trepup Marks are adequately spaced from other elements on the web page; (h) Use Trepup Marks in connection with products, websites, book titles, magazines, newspapers, blogs, periodicals, seminars or conferences after appending the following phrase: "[Name of product/publication] is an independent [publication type, i.e., article, blog, book, journal, website, etc.] and has not been authorized, sponsored or otherwise approved by Trepup." (i) Use Trepup Marks in compliance with applicable law; (j) Ensure that your use of Trepup Marks is non-commercial in nature; and (k) Agree and acknowledge that Trepup is the sole owner of Trepup Marks and all goodwill derived from using any Trepup Marks exclusively inures to the benefit of, and belongs to, Trepup.

3.2 While using Trepup Marks, you agree and acknowledge that you will not: (a) Use Trepup Marks in violation of any of the Policies; (b) Use Trepup Marks in connection with your products; (c) Mislead consumers as to our sponsorship of, affiliation with or endorsement of your store or your products with Trepup Marks; (d) Make any claim to Trepup Marks or lodge any filings with respect to Trepup Marks or marks confusingly similar to Trepup Marks, whether on behalf of Trepup or in its own name or interest; (e) Register or attempt to register Trepup Marks as part of, in combination with or otherwise in connection with any other marks or other source identifiers, including domain names, URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) and social media handles; (f) Use Trepup Marks in the context of, or in connection with, any franchise agreement, relationships or discussions; (g) Use Trepup Marks for, or in connection with the name or sponsorship of any educational institutions, testing centers or any facilities that are subject to governmental accreditation, authorization, oversight or regulations; (h) In any way question, challenge or dispute the ownership of the intellectual property rights of Trepup in Trepup Marks or assist any person in doing so or undertake any action to interfere with Trepup's rights in Trepup Marks; (i) Use any Trepup Marks or other words that are confusingly or deceptively similar to Trepup Marks; (j) Create any composite marks using Trepup Marks or use Trepup Marks in any manner, including by placing them in such proximity with other marks so as to form or give the impression of a composite mark; (k) Use Trepup Marks in conjunction with any counterfeit, fake or replica products; (l) Display Trepup Marks on any website or application where any harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, disparaging or otherwise unlawful content is displayed; (m) Imitate the distinctive and unique design, logos or typefaces of Trepup Marks; (n) Display Trepup Marks more prominently than your store name or product; (o) Use Trepup Marks in a way that incorrectly implies affiliation with, or sponsorship, endorsement or approval by Trepup of your products; (p) Use Trepup Marks in a way that suggests a common, descriptive or generic meaning; (q) Make any representations or do any act, which may be taken to indicate that you have any right, title or interest in, or to, Trepup Marks except the right to use them in the manner set forth in this Brand Usage Policy; and (r) Cause, do or authorize to be done, any action which will or may, in the sole discretion of Trepup (i) impair, damage or be detrimental to the rights, reputation and goodwill associated with Trepup and/or the platform; (ii) bring Trepup and/or the platform into disrepute or result in giving rise to a claim by any third party; (iii) jeopardize or invalidate Trepup Marks or any rights associated thereto; (iv) result in the use of Trepup Marks in a manner that disparages, dilutes or damages Trepup and Trepup services, including the use of any Trepup Marks in a manner that is offensive, defamatory, illegal or unethical; and (v) result in the infringement of intellectual property rights of any third party.

3.3 You understand and agree that Trepup Marks are of immense value to Trepup and that the restrictions placed on you under this Brand Usage Policy are necessary and reasonable for various reasons, including to maintain the strength of the Trepup brand and prevent any brand dilution.

3.4 The aforementioned list is an indicative list of approved uses of Trepup Marks. Trepup has the sole discretion to determine whether your use of Trepup Marks dilutes, tarnishes or otherwise damages Trepup Marks. In such cases and upon receiving a notification from Trepup, you must immediately cease all use of Trepup Marks.


Infringement of any Trepup Marks

4.1 In case you unknowingly or knowingly infringe any Trepup Marks, we will undertake all actions against you as we may deem necessary to enforce our rights. Such action may include any or all of the following: (a) Send you a notice informing you of such infringement; (b) Institute legal proceedings against you; (c) Suspend or terminate your Trepup Account or institute posting restrictions; (d) Notify other Users, your customers or vendors of such infringement; and (e) Notify any governmental authority of such infringement.

4.2 In case you come across any website, application, business entity or person that is using any Trepup Marks inappropriately, please contact us.


Contact us

If you have any additional questions or require further clarification regarding this Brand Usage Policy or any of the Policies, please contact us at any time using the details below:

Trepup.com AG Attn: Legal Operations Dorfstrasse 16 Baar, Zug 6341 Switzerland Email: legal@trepup.com

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