Brand Usage

Effective 12 May 2023

This 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 way you can use such Trepup Marks. You understand that your use of Trepup Marks in violation of this policy will result in automatic termination of your license and/or permission to use Trepup Marks.

This policy shall be applicable to your employees, officers, representatives, assigns and successors or any person or entity using Trepup on your behalf.

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

All references in this 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 policy and the Brand Guidelines policy.

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

Specifications for use

If you have the permission to use Trepup Marks, you must

  • use Trepup Marks in compliance with the specifications provided in the Brand Guidelines policy.
  • identify registered Trepup Marks with a registered trademark ® or TM, as applicable.
  • agree, acknowledge, and state that Trepup Marks are owned by Trepup, and all goodwill derived from using any Trepup Marks exclusively inures to the benefit of, and belongs to, 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 AG and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved."

  • use Trepup Marks in connection with products and services, websites, book titles, magazines, newspapers, blogs, periodicals, seminars, or conferences after appending the following phrase:

    "[Name of product/publication] is an independent [publication type, e.g., article, blog, book, journal, website] and has not been authorized, sponsored or otherwise approved by Trepup."

  • only use the approved Trepup Marks that are on the website and approved by us in writing.
  • 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.
  • ensure that Trepup Marks are adequately spaced from other elements on the web page.

Use restrictions

You agree, represent, and warrant that you will not use Trepup Marks

  • in violation of any of the Policies or applicable law.
  • as a mark for your products or services.
  • in a way that incorrectly implies or creates the risk of misleading third parties as to Trepup's affiliation with, or sponsorship, endorsement or approval of your products or services.
  • in conjunction with any counterfeit, fake or replica products.
  • on or in connection with any website or application where any harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racially, or ethnically objectionable, disparaging or otherwise unlawful content is displayed.
  • in a way that suggests a common, descriptive, or generic meaning.
  • 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.
  • in the context of, or in connection with, any franchise agreement, relationships, or discussions with third parties.

Protection of Trepup

You will not cause, do, or authorize any action which will or may, in the sole discretion of Trepup

  • impair, damage or be detrimental to the rights, reputation and goodwill associated with Trepup.
  • bring Trepup into disrepute or result in giving rise to a claim by any third party.
  • result in the use of Trepup Marks in a manner that disparages, dilutes or damages Trepup, including the use of any Trepup Marks in a manner that is offensive, defamatory, illegal, or unethical.
  • result in the infringement of intellectual property rights of any third party.

You agree that 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.

Maintenance and prosecution

You agree and acknowledge that Trepup has the sole right to file, prosecute and maintain all Trepup Marks and that you will not

  • make any claim to Trepup Marks or lodge any filings with respect to Trepup Marks or marks confusingly like Trepup Marks, whether on behalf of Trepup or in its own name or interest.
  • 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 and social media handles.
  • 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.
  • make any representations or do any act, which may 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 policy.

Use of other marks

You agree and acknowledge that your use of other marks, brands, trade names, trade dress, and logos in connection with your products or services must not infringe Trepup Marks and that you will not

  • use any marks or other words that are confusingly or deceptively like Trepup Marks.
  • imitate the distinctive and unique design, logos, or typefaces of Trepup Marks.
  • create any composite marks using Trepup Marks or use Trepup Marks in any manner, including by placing them in such proximity with other marks to form or give the impression of a composite mark.

Infringement of any Trepup Marks

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 the following:

  • Send you a notice informing you of such infringement
  • Institute legal proceedings against you
  • Suspend or terminate your Trepup Account or institute posting restrictions
  • Notify other users, your customers, or vendors of such infringement
  • Notify any governmental authority of such infringement.

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

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