Blockchain platform Cardano has clarified its stance regarding the use of its logo and name by Stake Pool operators. In a release on its blog, Cardano Foundation revealed that it had been approached by prospective stake pool owners regarded the use of its logo and name.
Clarifying this stance, the blockchain platform referred to its trademark policy in which it highlighted some of the key processes regarding its name and logo usage.
Cardano Reveals New Policy On Trademark
According to the policy, manipulation of its logo or alterations, constitutes a trademark violation. Cardano foundation revealed that its logo can be used by stake pool operators without any sort of alterations. It also clarified that operators can use their logo in a picture but must be done in a truthful manner that is neither derogatory or misleading.
Cardano also clarified the use of its name ‘Cardano’ or token name ‘ADA’. According to Cardano Foundation, Stake pool operators must choose names that do not bring defamatory or illegal connotations to the reputation of Cardano. Cardano added that there must be openness in the use of the word ‘Cardano’.
Illegal form of use of either ‘Cardano’ or ‘ADA’ is frowned at.
Cardano Foundation also made extensive clarification regarding the use of the company’s name, trade name and service name. According to the statement Stake pool operators can use the name as a suffix and prefix for the name of their firms as long as it is easy to understand.
However, there are some names that stake pools are not permitted to use which includes the use of the country plus Ada, for example, Adafrance, or exaggerated words like ‘Adasuperstakepool’, ‘Official Ada stake pool’. The company also highlighted that the current trademark policy applies to the rules.
For further questions regarding the use of logo and trademarks, you are urged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardano are one of the top crypto projects within the crypto community and has made several developments on its blockchain in recent months. The blockchain recently released its latest version of its popular Daedalus wallet as reported by NewsLogical.
Cardano has also revamped the update system within the Daedalus wallet in a bid to improve users’ experience.