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Guidelines for using Unity Trademarks

v. 4.0

We, Unity Technologies and its affiliates (“Unity”), provide these guidelines (“Guidelines”) for our customers, authorized resellers, technology partners, and the media who wish to use or to refer to Unity’s trademarks, service marks, names, symbols, indicators of source (of a product or service), designs, icons, designations, or logos (“Trademarks”). Unity’s Trademarks are extremely valuable to Unity, and these Guidelines set out the ground rules for their use. Unity has a number of Trademarks, both registered and unregistered, including the Trademarks listed here (“Unity Trademark List”). Use of Unity’s Trademarks is only allowed as provided in these Guidelines or under separate written permission by Unity, so please review these Guidelines carefully.

Authorized resellers, partners, etc.

Unity maintains certain programs for authorized resellers, technology partners, and vendors, and other arrangements with other licensees under separate written agreements. These partners may use Unity Trademarks in accordance with the terms of those agreements and these Guidelines. If an agreement does not provide for any terms concerning Unity Trademarks, these Guidelines will apply; in the event of any conflict between terms in an agreement and these Guidelines, the terms of the agreement will apply.

Mots-symboles : usages autorisés

You may use Unity Trademarks that are not Unity Logos (“Unity Wordmarks” e.g., “Unity”) as follows:

  1. Vous pouvez utiliser les mots-symboles Unity pour décrire les/faire référence aux produits ou services Unity. (Par exemple, pour décrire que vous utilisez le logiciel Unity comme outil de développement ou pour promouvoir le logiciel Unity en tant que produit.)
  2. Vous pouvez utiliser les mots-symboles Unity pour décrire les/faire référence aux produits ou services Unity en rapport avec vos produits ou services pour expliquer ce lien, à condition que l'explication soit vraie et exacte, que les mots-symboles Unity ne soient pas incorporés aux marques commerciales de vos produits ou services et que leur utilisation soit conforme aux présentes Conditions d'utilisation. (Par exemple, pour indiquer que votre produit est « compatible avec le logiciel Unity » ou que votre service est de fournir des « tutoriels pour le logiciel Unity »).
  3. Vous pouvez utiliser les mots-symboles Unity dans toutes sortes de documents publiés, numériques ou autres, à condition que votre utilisation soit conforme à tous les éléments suivants et qu'elle soit conforme aux présentes directives :
    • l'utilisation des mots-symboles Unity est pertinente par rapport à l'objet des documents ;
    • dans le matériel, les mots-symboles Unity ne sont pas plus mis en évidence que vos marques de commerce, y compris les marques de commerce de vos produits et services ; et
    • vous fournissez un avis de marque de commerce tel que décrit dans les présentes Conditions d'utilisation.

Permitted uses: Logos/brand assets

Unity uses many different logos, brand assets, and icons (“Logos”) in association with its business. As you can appreciate, while we are glad that many people would like to use our Logos, we need to protect the integrity of our brand (for our own sake and for our customers). Therefore, we explain in this section which Logos you can use without separate permission and how you can get permission in some other cases.

If your situation is not covered, you may make a separate request for permission below. If you are a partner, reseller, or vendor please check first if you have a separate written agreement with us concerning our Logos.

Ground rules for all logos

Unless you have a separate agreement with us to the contrary, permitted uses of our Logos must comply with these Guidelines, our Style guide, and the following general rules for Logos:

  • Use current, official, unmodified Unity Logos. Each Unity Logo is an artistic asset. As such, you may only use those Unity Logos from the download source indicated to you by Unity or reproductions of master artwork provided by Unity, and you must follow any Unity Logo style guide made available by Unity. The Unity Logos may not be altered or modified in any way, including by changing the colors, changing the font, applying strokes, rearranging elements of the design, or stretching/distorting. Nor may Unity Logos be animated. Clear and consistent use is required.
  • Assurez-vous que les logos Unity sont bien visibles. En plus d'éviter les distorsions, vous ne devez pas réduire la taille des logos Unity de manière à ce qu'ils apparaissent flous ou illisibles.
  • Assurez-vous qu'il y a suffisamment d'espace clair entre le logo Unity et les autres éléments graphiques ou textuels. Le logo Unity doit toujours être vu et interprété comme un élément unique.
  • N'utilisez pas les logos Unity pour « embellir » ou « agrémenter » vos matériaux. Les logos Unity sont des atouts artistiques et ne doivent pas être utilisés uniquement à des fins stylistiques.
  • Do not make Unity Logos the star of your show. We permit the use of our Logos for informational purposes concerning our products and services. Prominent or otherwise unmeasured use is confusing and could suggest some endorsement or affiliation.
Unity Logos and their uses that do not require separate permission

Logo Made with Unity

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“Made with Unity” promotes the fact that your creation was made with our software platform. As such, this logo may be used in association with games, apps, or other digital media you created with the Unity software platform and that you distribute to end-users.

Unity & “cube” logo

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Our main corporate or “house“ logo. Except where a separate written agreement controls, use of this logo without separate permission is permitted but limited to the following cases:

Promotion of Unity products/services

For the purposes of promoting Unity products/services in marketing or advertising materials, so long as the space where it is used is exclusively for Unity products/services and no others (including your own).

Community expression

You may use this Unity logo in informational materials such as a blog/vlog post about Unity products/services or their use, as long as the use is non-commercial and the materials do not look like official Unity materials or like Unity has endorsed the materials.

As in other cases, it is especially important that you do not use the Unity logo in any way to promote you, your business/products/services, or anyone else or their business/products/services. You also cannot misrepresent yourself, such as claiming that you have Unity Certification if you do not.

Tab “cube” logo

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Permitted uses without separate permission for this logo are the same as for our main corporate logo, except that this logo is only to be used where economy of space for a logo reasonably demands it – in other words, when using the main corporate logo would result in it looking “too small,” unclear, or distorted.

Partner Badge/Verification Badge

Le terme « badge de partenaire » fait référence aux badges suivants :

Le terme « badge de validation » fait uniquement référence au badge suivant :

If you have a separate written agreement with Unity for use of any “Partner Badge” or “Verification Badge,” you will be provided with instructions on how to download the logos. For any Partner Badge or Verification Badge, you must adhere to the following specific rules in addition to the general rules on permitted logo use in these Guidelines.

Specific rules for Partner Badges

A Partner Badge may only be used to illustrate the fact of the actual relationship between the partner and Unity as evidenced by the relevant agreement between the partner and Unity, and only so long as the agreement and recognition by Unity is in effect.

Bien que le badge de partenaire soit utilisé pour illustrer cette relation et cette reconnaissance, il ne peut pas être utilisé pour montrer ou impliquer une affiliation avec Unity ni pour suggérer que Unity vous sponsorise ou avalise vos produits de quelque manière que ce soit. Cela signifie également, par exemple, que vous ne pouvez pas placer le badge de partenaire sur un quelconque « emballage » (numérique ou autre) de vos produits, ni l'utiliser en association avec vos produits sur des supports marketing.

For example, if you are a Verified Solutions Partner, you may use that Partner Badge on your website and marketing materials, but not in association with specific products; being a Verified Solutions Partner, however, you may use the Verification Badge in association with the product for which you received the Verification Badge.

For greater certainty, a Verified Solutions Partner may use that Partner Badge only so long as such Partner has a right to use a Verification Badge.

En outre, le badge de partenaire ne doit jamais être présenté de manière à être plus grand et/ou plus visible que les éléments de votre propre marque, et il ne doit jamais être « verrouillé » avec ceux-ci.

Please also see and adhere to the Badges section of our Logo Guidelines.

Specific rules for Verification Badges

The Verification Badge may only be used to illustrate the fact that your product met, and continues to meet, Unity's requirements for the Verification Badge.

Importantly, the Verification Badge concerns the product and not the business in general of the person or company that has received authorization to use the Verification Badge. That means the Verification Badge must be used only in association with the verified product, and only so long as it remains verified in accordance with Unity’s requirements.

Please also see and adhere to the Badges section of our Logo Guidelines.

Certification Unity

Our Unity Certification offerings, including for individuals seeking certification, and Unity Training or Certification partners, also permit the use of certain Unity Logos and badges. Please consult our Unity Certification portal for details on these programs.

FAQ

With these Trademark Guidelines, we have done our best to address how you may seek to use Unity Trademarks, but there is nothing like a good example to make a point clear. The following are frequently asked questions about Unity Trademarks and their permitted use.

My website is entirely dedicated to providing free lessons to help people learn using Unity software. As my whole website is related to Unity software, can I use the Unity & “cube” logo in the header/title and have a domain name containing “Unity”?

Unfortunately, a domain name containing the trademark ”Unity” is not permitted, as it is a source of potential confusion for our community.

And even though for non-commercial purposes, use of our house logo in the header/title is the kind of prominent use that is confusing for our community, which is also not permitted.

A common denominator of confusion in a case like this is the appearance that Unity has provided or endorsed the materials.

I develop plugins for Unity software. Can I use the Unity & “cube” logo on the download page of my website?

No. While being supportive of the community, which we love, developing plugins is your own business. Using our house logo in connection with this business could mislead our community into thinking there is a connection (affiliation or endorsement) between Unity and your product.

However, you may be interested in becoming a Unity Partner, which would allow the use of certain logo(s) depending on the case. Check our Unity Partner pages for details.

And you are of course free to use the “Unity” wordmark in a descriptive sense – to describe or to refer to Unity products or services themselves, or to explain how your plugin is connected to Unity products or services, using terms such as “compatible with” or “for use with” Unity software as long as those descriptions are accurate and not misleading.

I made a game using Unity software. Can I use the Unity & “cube” logo in my game?

No. We're thrilled that your game was made with Unity software, but the right logo for this is our “Made with Unity” logo.

Can I use the Unity & “cube” logo in tutorials for Unity software on my Youtube channel?

You may use our house logo in informational videos distributed via video-sharing websites about Unity products and/or services or their use, as long as it does not look like official Unity materials or Unity endorsing the materials, and that you do not associate our logo with anything other than Unity products and/or services.

But it can't be used to promote you, your business, or your channel. So, just for example, that means you can't use the logo in your thumbnail, in video descriptions, in your channel banner, or otherwise prominently anywhere in the channel or in videos.

I want to create a group on social media websites to help game developers find the best currently available assets on the Unity Asset Store. Can I name my group “Unity Game Assets”?

No. The name of your group, “Unity Game Assets”, contains the trademark “Unity” and sounds like an official group/page, or suggests some affiliation or endorsement. It is a source of potential confusion for users and customers. A descriptive name, like “best assets on Unity Asset Store“, etc., would be fine, though.

I am a game design student, and my student projects are made with Unity software. Can I use the Unity & “cube” logo in my projects/portfolio?

Yes, as long as you are following our Trademark Guidelines. Our house logo can be used in informational materials about Unity products/services or their use, as long as it is for non-commercial use, it does not look like official Unity materials or Unity endorsing the materials, and that you do not associate our logo with anything other than Unity products/services. It is especially important that you do not use the Unity logo in any way to promote you or your business/products/services, so as to avoid any potential cause of confusion for users and consumers (--e.g., to induce or suggest that your projects are provided or endorsed by Unity).

Note, too, that you are always welcome to use the “Made with Unity logo”in association with content made using Unity software (games, apps, digital media, etc.).

I will soon release a book on game development using Unity software. Can I add the Unity & “cube” logo on the book cover?

No. This isn't permitted because it tends to suggest some affiliation with, or endorsement by, Unity, which does not exist. And, as always, Unity logos cannot be used to promote you, your business and/or your products/services.

At the same time, though, we appreciate our tremendous support from the community and you are very much welcome to use the “Unity” wordmark in a descriptive way (--e.g., ”Handbook on Developing with Unity Software”) consistent with our Trademark Guidelines.

Always use Unity Trademarks properly

Le but d'une marque de commerce est d'agir comme une indication de la source (c'est-à-dire., la source des produits ou des services). C'est pourquoi les marques de commerce ont de la valeur - elles favorisent la bonne réputation du fournisseur de biens ou de services et aident les consommateurs à comprendre d'où proviennent ces biens ou services. Par conséquent, assurez-vous d'utiliser correctement les Marques de commerce d'Unity tel qu'expliqué ci-dessous :

  • N'utilisez les marques Unity que comme adjectifs. Les marques de commerce sont des adjectifs : elles doivent décrire et modifier quelque chose, et ne doivent pas être utilisées comme noms ou verbes. Par exemple :
    Droite Interdit
    Obtenez le logiciel Unity ! Obtenez Unity !
  • Use Unity Trademarks to describe Unity products or services without suggesting any affiliation with or endorsement by Unity, such as by referencing Unity products in a descriptive sense with respect to your product. For example:
    Droite Interdit
    Tutoriels XYZ pour le logiciel Unity Tutoriels Unity
  • S'assurer qu'il y a suffisamment d'espace clair entre les Marques de commerce Unity et les autres éléments graphiques ou textuels pour qu'ils puissent être interprétés comme des éléments uniques. Par exemple :
    Droite Interdit
    Vidéos pédagogiques XYZ pour le logiciel Unity Vidéo pédagogiques Unity XYZ
  • Utiliser uniquement les Marques de commerce Unity inaltérées, y compris sans abréviation ou en utilisant la forme possessive. Par exemple :
    Droite Interdit
    XYZ exploite la puissance du kit d'outils Unity ML-Agents XYZ exploite la puissance technologique ML
  • Fournissez l'avis de marque de commerce approprié. Les documents publiés de quelque nature que ce soit, y compris les documents numériques tels que les pages Web ou les publicités numériques qui comportent des Marques commerciales Unity, doivent porter un avis de marque. Cet avis peut figurer dans les crédits, dans un pied de page ou à tout autre endroit similaire. La forme de l'avis devrait être la suivante :
    • “[This website/these materials/(product/service or company name)] [is/are] not sponsored by or affiliated with Unity Technologies or its affiliates. [Unity Trademark(s)] [is a/are] trademark[s] or registered trademark[s] of Unity Technologies or its affiliates in the U.S. and elsewhere.”
    • Par exemple, dans les documents faisant référence à Unity (et n'affichant pas de logo Unity) :
    • « Ces documents ne sont ni parrainés par ni affiliés à Unity Technologies ou ses sociétés affiliées. Unity"est une marque de commerce ou une marque déposée de Unity Technologies ou de ses sociétés affiliées aux États-Unis et ailleurs. »

Things you can’t do

As mentioned, our Trademarks are some of our most important assets, therefore:

  • Do not use any Unity Logos except as permitted by these Guidelines or under a separate agreement in writing with Unity.
  • Do not register or apply for registration of, and do not use, Unity Trademarks (or any confusingly similar Trademarks or translations or transliterations) for your business, your products, or your services, nor as any social media name or handle (e.g., hashtag) or as any part of any domain name.
  • Do not use Unity Trademarks (or any confusingly similar Trademarks) in a way that may suggest an affiliation with, or endorsement/sponsorship/approval by, Unity.
  • N'utilisez pas les Marques commerciales de Unity d'une manière qui pourrait confondre nos Marques commerciales avec celles d'une autre personne.
  • Do not use Unity Trademarks to discredit or disparage Unity or its products or services, including any use that may tarnish Unity’s reputation or damage the goodwill associated with Unity Trademarks
  • N'utilisez pas les Marques commerciales de Unity d'une manière trompeuse ou malhonnête, y compris toute publicité pour les produits ou services Unity.
  • N'utilisez pas les Marques commerciales de Unity en association avec des informations ou du matériel que Unity pourrait trouver répréhensibles, y compris avec tout ce que Unity considère comme faisant l'une ou l'autre des choses suivantes :
    • to infringe, misappropriate, or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights, or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; to violate, or encourage any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to liability of any kind;
    • to be defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, or offensive; to promote discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment, or harm against any individual or group;
    • promouvoir la violence ou les actes qui menacent une autre personne ; ou
    • promouvoir des activités ou des substances illégales ou nocives.
  • N'utilisez pas les Marques commerciales de Unity comme mots-clés, termes de recherche, métadonnées ou autres identificateurs sur tout service publicitaire en ligne.

Signaler une utilisation abusive des Marques commerciales

Si vous rencontrez des marques commerciales qui semblent similaires aux Marques commerciales de Unity, ou si une utilisation des Marques commerciales de Unity contraire aux présentes Conditions d'utilisation est portée à votre attention, veuillez nous écrire à trademarks@unity3d.com

Questions/separate logo permission requests

If you have any questions concerning these Guidelines or have a logo authorization request, kindly contact trademarks@unity3d.com. Please understand that processing requests can take time. In making any request, you acknowledge that Unity’s Privacy Policy will govern Unity’s collection and use of any personal data provided in connection with that request.