Last updated: April 15, 2013
Squarespace supports and encourages ideas, services, and tools that use and supplement the Squarespace services. We are, however, also serious about protecting our reputation and brand identity. To help us achieve this goal, we have created these guidelines to help Squarespace customers, developers, and others refer to us or our services without compromising the strength of our trademarks or our brand identity. In other words, these guidelines only concern the use of Squarespace’s intellectual property (for example, the use of the term “Squarespace”).
A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device (or a combination thereof) that identifies the goods or services of a person or company and distinguishes them from the goods and services of others. The word “Squarespace” and other Squarespace graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names (together, the “Squarespace Marks”) are registered trademarks, trademarks, or trade dress of Squarespace, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Why must Squarespace protect the Squarespace Marks? Squarespace must be to able assure Internet users and others that only the services offered, sponsored, or endorsed by Squarespace actually bear the Squarespace Marks. Trademark law requires that we not only protect against improper use of the Squarespace Marks, but also protect against the use of confusingly similar marks.
Using the Squarespace Marks
In order for you to help us protect the Squarespace Marks, we ask the following:
- Do make fair use of Squarespace’s Marks. Squarespace supports free speech and you do not need permission to make legitimate commentary about Squarespace, the company, or Squarespace’s services.
- Do distinguish the Squarespace Marks from surrounding text by, for example, properly capitalizing the first letter of the Squarespace Marks (see examples).
- Do spell the Squarespace Marks properly.
- Do comply with our Squarespace brand guidelines.
- Do prominently display the following disclaimer on your website when using the Squarespace Marks: The term "Squarespace" is a trademark of Squarespace, Inc. This website is not affiliated with Squarespace, Inc.
- Do not say things about Squarespace you know are not true.
- Do not incorporate the Squarespace Marks or a confusingly similar mark into, for example, the name of your business, organization, non-profit organization, event, or trademark.
- Do not remove, alter, distort or modify the Squarespace Marks, including adding other terms to the Squarespace Marks to create new words.
- Do not use the Squarespace Marks or a confusingly similar mark in a way that falsely implies a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by Squarespace, Inc. or that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest information comes from, or represents the views or opinions of Squarespace, Inc. or an Squarespace employee.
- Do not, without prior permission, use the Squarespace Marks in a product.
- Do not use any trademarks, service marks, trade dress, designs or logos that are confusingly similar to the Squarespace Marks or the look and feel of the Squarespace website.
- Do not use the Squarespace Marks in any way or on any website that contains or promotes adult content, gambling, or otherwise violates applicable law or regulation.
- Do not register or use a domain name containing the trademarked term "Squarespace".
- Do not use the Squarespace Marks in a manner that is in Squarespace’s sole opinion misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, tarnishing, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Squarespace.
Squarespace reserves the right to alter these policies at any time.