Abira Automation holds a number of trademarks such as, but not limited to, the word Abira and the official logs as seen above.
We frequently receive questions about the usage of our trademarks in a number of different applications. In order to support the Abira community to make fair use of our name, logo and other trademarks we have gathered general information on this page. In addition you may find several articles on this topic in the Abira Help Center. You can also contact us with specific questions or concerns.
It’s a common misunderstanding that since Abira technology is an open source, the name and logo can also be used freely, but that is not the case. Anyone is allowed to copy and to further develop an Abira open source hardware design into their own product as long as they use their own brand name and logo for this product.
The Abira software may be further developed and redistributed according to the included open-source software license. Sale of derivative software or its inclusion in commercial products is not prohibited, but it may require modifications in order to be open sourced under the same license. Also concerning software derivatives, the Abira trademarks should not be used in the name or logotype.
The Abira Community is a great contributor in sharing knowledge and awareness about Abira. We are happy and thankful for the support from the community and we welcome initiatives such as courses, books, blogs, events and exhibitions. Just pay attention to the details in the trademark usage guide outlined below.
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USE CASE TABLE
The table below is illustrative, it does not intend to cover all trademark usage scenarios, but it reflects the most common questions we receive on this topic. Also, in the scenarios below there may be nuances depending on the situation, for any uncertainties please contact us and we will explain what applies in your specific scenario.
|Use Case||Abira Name||Logo|
|When referring to an Abira product||Yes||No|
|In the name of a third-party product||No||No|
|In the product description of a third-party product that is compatible with Abira||Yes, if using a referential phrase like “compatible with Abira”||No|
|Selling an official Abira product||Yes||Yes|
|In the name or logo of a third-party company||No||No|
|In the name or logo of an online store||No||No|
|In a domain name||No||No|
|On merchandise goods||No||No|
|In relation to events||Only with consent of Abira||Only with consent of Abira|
|In a community social media group||Yes, as part of a name which clearly indicates the group is a community initiative||No|
|In the title or as an identification of a publication (article, book, blog…)||Yes, as part of name||No|
|In the content of a publication (article, book, blog…)||Yes||Yes, when needed for explanatory or descriptive reasons.|
|To identify non-commercial content or activity||Yes, as part of name||No|