Updated on February 1, 2015
Progress Software Corporation (“PSC”) has invested significant time and resources to protect its trademarks, service marks and logos. Trademarks are important for establishing and protecting corporate brand identity, but they are fragile rights that can be lost through misuse.
This Trademark Referential Use Policy (“Policy”) sets forth PSC’s policy for third party use of and reference to PSC names, brands, trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans or other PSC identifiers (“PSC Marks”). PSC employees should refer to the trademark usage policy on the Enterprise Legal Services site. If you have any questions or would like further information regarding PSC’s trademarks or the Policy requirements, please contact:
Shawna Sheehan, Senior Paralegal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chuck Pollak, Associate General Counsel (email@example.com)
PSC does not object to the use of its names, trademarks and service marks solely to identify PSC and its products and services, provided that your use is as described in this Policy. This Policy does not grant you the right to use PSC Marks or other third party marks or designations apart or different from any rights that are granted to you pursuant to a separate agreement you may have with PSC or third parties. This Policy should be read in conjunction with the trademark provisions contained in the agreement you may have and, in the case of direct conflict, your separate agreement with PSC shall control.
You may use a plain text version of the PSC Marks to identify PSC and its products and services. Your use may not suggest that PSC endorses, sponsors, or is affiliated in any way with you or your products or services. You may not combine PSC Marks with your own corporate names, trademarks, or identifiers, nor may you use names, trademarks, service marks, logos or other identifiers that are confusingly similar to PSC Marks. Your use of PSC Marks does not grant you any ownership interest in the PSC Marks and, should one arise, you agree that you will assign any ownership interest to PSC.
What are Trademarks and Service Marks? Trademarks and service marks are words, acronyms, logos, symbols, taglines, or slogans that identify and distinguish a company as the source of its products and services. The owner of a valid trademark may prevent others from using its mark for particular goods or services, and may recover monetary damages caused by another’s infringement.
Trademarks and service marks can be classified in two categories:
PSC owns both registered and unregistered trademarks. A partial list of PSC trademarks can be found here. To the extent a name or logo does not appear on the list, the absence is not a waiver of any intellectual property rights that PSC has in its products, feature or service names, or logos.
1) Use of Logos
You may not use any Progress logo without the express written consent of PSC.
2) Use of PSC Word Marks
You should observe the following general principles in connection with your use of PSC’s word marks:
These guidelines will assist you in complying with the Policy by providing you with specific tools, examples and other detailed information regarding proper communication and display of PSC Marks.
A) Progress (brand name) versus Progress (company name)
Progress® should be used when referring to a product or service. Progress (without the ® symbol) should be used when referring to the company.
B) Proper Use of Word Trademarks
The following guidelines are to be followed in connection with PSC’s word marks.
Use a Trademark as an Adjective, Followed by the Appropriate Noun Descriptor(s)
Correct. The Progress® Corticon® business rules management system can be integrated with the Progress® OpenEdge® business platform.
Incorrect. Progress Corticon® can be integrated with Progress® OpenEdge®.
Never Use Trademarks in Possessive Form
Correct. Progress® Corticon® business rules management system.
Incorrect. Progress®'s Corticon® business rules management system.
Never Use Trademarks in Plural Form
Correct. Use Progress® OpenEdge® business solutions for your development needs.
Incorrect. Use Progress® OpenEdges® business solutions for your development needs.
Never Hyphenate a Trademark
Correct. Progress® Rollbase® software enables fast application development.
Incorrect. Progress® Rollbase®-enabled software makes application development fast.
Never Alter a Trademark
Correct. Use Progress® WebSpeed® development tools to web-enable applications.
Incorrect. Use Progress® WebSpeed development tools to web-enable applications.
Use Proper Capitalization for a Trademark
Correct. Progress® OpenEdge® business platform.
Incorrect. Progress® OPENEDGE® business platform.
Use Lowercase Letters for the Generic Noun(s) Following the Trademark
Correct. Progress® OpenEdge® business platform.
Incorrect. Progress® OpenEdge® Business Platform.
Questions about Progress’ privacy practices and how we handle your personal firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of Progress Software copyrighted materials or notice of copyright email@example.com
Questions about or requests to use Progress Software trademarks, logos or firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about Security, Privacy, Compliance and Due Diligencesecurity@progress.com