Trade Mark Policy

Outlet Avenue supports and encourages ideas, services, and tools that use and supplement Outlet Avenue’s services. At the same time, we are serious about protecting our reputation, our trademarks and our brand identity. This Trademark Policy explains how to refer to Outlet Avenue, our marks or our services.


This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By using any of Outlet Avenue’s services, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use. This policy only covers the use of Outlet Avenue’s intellectual property (for example, the use of the term “Outlet Avenue”). For issues regarding any intellectual property that is not exclusively owned by Outlet Avenue, please refer to Outlet Avenue’s Intellectual Property Policy.

Trademark Basics

A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device (or a combination of those items) that identifies the goods or services of a person or company and distinguishes them from the goods and services of others. The word “Outlet Avenue” and other Outlet Avenue graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names (together, the “Outlet Avenue Marks”) are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Outlet Avenue LLC in the United Arab Emirates and/or in other countries.

Why must Outlet Avenue protect the Outlet Avenue Marks? Outlet Avenue must be to able assure Internet users and others that only the services offered, sponsored, or endorsed by Outlet Avenue actually bear the Outlet Avenue Marks. Trademark law requires that we not only protect against improper use of the Outlet Avenue Marks, but also protect against the use of confusingly similar marks.

Using the Outlet Avenue Marks

For Outlet Avenue’s guidelines on how to use Outlet Avenue’s Marks under this policy, see the Outlet Avenue Trademark Guidelines.

Here are our rules for using the Outlet Avenue Marks:

We support and encourage using the Outlet Avenue Marks in the following ways:

  • Make fair use of Outlet Avenue’s Marks. Outlet Avenue supports free speech and you do not need permission to make legitimate commentary about Outlet Avenue, the company, or Outlet Avenue’s services. For example, if you sell on Outlet Avenue, it’s fine to let people know that.
  • Distinguish the Outlet Avenue Marks from surrounding text by, for example, capitalizing the first letter of the Outlet Avenue Marks.
  • Spell the Outlet Avenue Marks properly.

 

We do not permit the following uses of the Outlet Avenue Marks:

  • Incorporating the Outlet Avenue Marks or a confusingly similar mark into, for example, the name of your business, organization, non-profit organization, event, or trademark.
  • Removing, altering, distorting or modifying the Outlet Avenue Marks, including adding other terms to the Outlet Avenue Marks to create new words.
  • Using the Outlet Avenue Marks or a confusingly similar mark in a way that falsely implies a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by Outlet Avenue, Inc. or that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest information comes from, or represents the views or opinions of Outlet Avenue, Inc. or an Outlet Avenue employee.
  • Using the Outlet Avenue Marks in a product unless we’ve given you our permission in writing. 
  • Using any trademarks, service marks, trade dress, designs or logos that are confusingly similar to the Outlet Avenue Marks or the look and feel of the Outlet Avenue website.
  • Using the Outlet Avenue Marks in any way or on any website that contains or promotes adult content, gambling, or otherwise violates applicable law or regulation.
  • Using the Outlet Avenue Marks in a manner that is in Outlet Avenue’s sole opinion misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, tarnishing, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Outlet Avenue.

 

Here are some examples to help clarify this policy.

 

Trademark Policy - Examples

To help clarify the Outlet Avenue Trademark Policy, please review these examples below. Keep in mind these are just examples and do not include every fair and not fair use of the Outlet Avenue Marks.

Commentary:

  • You may make legitimate spoken or written commentary about Outlet Avenue that you know is not false.
  • You may not falsely imply that you’re employed by Outlet Avenue or improperly suggest an affiliation or sponsorship by Outlet Avenue or that the information comes from or represents the views or opinions of Outlet Avenue or an Outlet Avenue employee.

Business Cards, Promotional Items, and Advertisements:

  • You may write your Outlet Avenue URL (for example, http://yourname.Outlet Avenue.com) on a business card, promotional item or advertisement in a way that doesn’t improperly suggest that you work for Outlet Avenue, Inc.
  • You may not make a business card, promotional item, or advertisement that uses the Outlet Avenue Marks, stylizations, or colors so that it will likely confuse the public as to your relationship with Outlet Avenue, if any. Please do not use the Outlet Avenue logo on your business cards.

Websites, Blogs, and Social Network Profiles:

  • Always make it clear both visually and in text that your site is run by you and is not run by Outlet Avenue.
  • You may not use the Outlet Avenue Marks (for example, the Outlet Avenue logo) or a confusingly similar mark on a site that contains or promotes adult content, gambling, or otherwise violates applicable law or regulation.

Applications, Web Services, Websites, or Code using Outlet Avenue Data Feeds, or APIs:

  • Always comply with all applicable Terms of Use.
  • Always make it clear both visually and in text that your site is run by you and is not run by Outlet Avenue.

Products:

  • You may not make a product featuring an Outlet Avenue Mark without Outlet Avenue’s prior written permission.

Events:

  • Please name your event to clearly indicate who is hosting the event. This will help avoid missed communications while ensuring you get proper credit for your hard work.
  • If you want Outlet Avenue to sponsor or endorse an event, please contact Outlet Avenue in advance to request a written license and authorization.

Business Name:

  • You may not use the word “Outlet Avenue” or a confusingly similar mark in the name of your business, LLC or not-for-profit organization.
  • Without permission, please do not use the word “Outlet Avenue” in your Outlet Avenue username.