Trademark Policy

Shop Main Street Online supports and encourages ideas, services, and tools that use and supplement Shop Main Street Online’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 Shop Main Street Online, our marks or our services.

This policy is a part of our Terms and Conditions. By using any of Shop Main Street Online’s services, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms and Conditions. This policy only covers the use of Shop Main Street Online’s intellectual property (for example, the use of the terms “Shop Main Street Online” and “Shop Main Street Online Studio”). For issues regarding any intellectual property that is not exclusively owned by Shop Main Street Online, please refer to Shop Main Street Online’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 “Shop Main Street Online,” the phrase “Shop Main Street Online Studio” and other Shop Main Street Online graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names (together, the “Shop Main Street Online Marks”) are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Shop Main Street Online, LLC., in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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

Using the Shop Main Street Online Marks

Here are our rules for using the Shop Main Street Online Marks:

We support and encourage using the Shop Main Street Online Marks in the following ways:

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

We do not permit the following uses of the Shop Main Street Online Marks:

  • Incorporating the Shop Main Street Online 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 Shop Main Street Online Marks, including adding other terms to the Shop Main Street Online Marks to create new words.
  • Using the Shop Main Street Online Marks or a confusingly similar mark in a way that falsely implies a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by Shop Main Street Online, LLC. or that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest information comes from, or represents the views or opinions of Shop Main Street Online, LLC. or an Shop Main Street Online employee.
  • Using the Shop Main Street Online 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 Shop Main Street Online Marks or the look and feel of the Shop Main Street Online website.
  • Using the Shop Main Street Online Marks in any way or on any website that contains or promotes adult content, gambling, or otherwise violates applicable law or regulation.
  • Using the Shop Main Street Online Marks in a manner that is in Shop Main Street Online’s sole opinion misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, tarnishing, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Shop Main Street Online.