The N-able trademark guidelines (Trademark Guidelines) are designed to assist N-able Solutions ULC, N-able Technologies Ltd., its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, and agents (collectively, N-able), its distributors and partners (Partners), and other N-able authorized licensees and third parties in their use of trademarks, service marks, trade dress, logos, or images owned by N-able (the N-able Trademarks or Trademarks), including in promotional, advertising, instructional, or reference materials, or on their web sites, products, labels, or packaging.
The copyright guidelines (Copyright Guidelines) are provided to assist N-able, its Partners, and other N-able authorized licensees and third parties as to how to properly use the N-able copyrightable materials, which are original works of literary, artistic, musical, photographic, or film created by N-able (the N-able Copyrights or Copyrights).
The domain name guidelines (Domain Guidelines, collectively Guidelines) are provided to assist N-able employees with registration, maintenance, and protection of any domain names of interest to N-able (Domains) and the proper usage for Partners.
Use of N-able Trademarks, Copyrights, and Domains is prohibited, unless expressly authorized by N-able. Additionally, any use of any N-able Trademark, Copyright, or Domain that does not comply with these Guidelines or is not approved by us in writing is not authorized.
Please note, authorized N-able Partners may be subject to additional restrictions. Please review all relevant N-able agreement(s) and distributed policies to ensure compliance.
N-able Trademarks, Copyrights, and Domains are valuable assets of N-able.
N-able Trademarks guarantee the quality of the core products, sub-brands, etc. The value symbolized by the N-able trademark, and recognized by consumers, corporations, and the IT community, drives awareness and builds on the valuable goodwill afforded by this association. At their core, N-able Trademarks identify N-able as a company that is credible and trustworthy.
N-able Copyrights demonstrate N-able’s ownership of its creative works – be it its software or services products, an industry white paper, or its website.
N-able Domains are used by N-able to market, distribute, and promote its products and services as well as to create a mechanism for communication with its customers.
Unless as otherwise agreed upon between the parties, N-able does not grant You any rights, title, or interest in or to the N-able Trademarks, Copyrights, Domains, or corresponding intellectual property, and all rights, title, and interest in and to the same shall remain the property of N-able. All rights not expressly granted by N-able to you are reserved by N-able. Any goodwill derived from using any part of the N-able Trademarks, Copyrights, and Domains exclusively inure to the benefit of and belong to N-able. In following the Guidelines, you help us protect our valuable intellectual property rights and strengthen our corporate and brand identity.
Please note, the N-able Style Guide details the color, size, orientation and other specifications for specific N-able Trademarks, Copyrights, or Domains as required by N-able.
If you have any questions regarding these Guidelines or the N-able Style Guide, please contact the N-able Legal Department.
N-ABLE TRADEMARK GUIDELINES
AUTHORIZED USE OF N-ABLE TRADEMARKS
Only N-able, its authorized Partners, and other pre-approved third parties may use the N-able Trademarks, including in advertising, promotional, and sales materials.
Proper Use, Trademark Notice, and Attribution
In practice, trademarks are the brand names used to distinguish similar products or services from each other. Grammatically, trademarks should be used as adjectives to modify nouns; the noun is the generic name of a product or service. An appropriate generic term should appear after the trademark the first time it appears and as often as commercially reasonable after that. In sum, N-able Trademarks should be used as adjectives, with a generic term following the same.
N-able™ delivers simplicity and automation
N-central® is next-gen monitoring
A trademark should not be altered, appended, or abbreviated in any way and always spell the N-able Trademarks as instructed by N-able. Do not combine any names or designs with any of N-able Trademarks.
When using the trade name or corporate name to refer to the business, the designator ® or ™ should not be used.
“N-able Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce…”
Designs or stylized marks must be used in the same consistent font, size and color. For example, the N-able logo must be used on a white background, with no alterations to the font of the N-ABLE term or the color of the device. The use must always be legible and maintain the integrity of its form.
Make the N-able Trademarks distinguishable, at least in the first reference, and set it apart from the surrounding text, either by capitalizing it or by italicizing, bolding, or underlining it.
N-able Trademarks may not be used by other parties in marketing, promotional, or advertising materials to create the perception that N-able endorses, sponsors, and/or supports a third party or a third-party product, service, or promotion.
Proper Trademark Notification
On products, product documentation, or other product communications, please use the appropriate trademark symbol (™, ®) the first time a N-able Trademark appears in the text.
Provide Credit Notice (Credit Notice: a notice providing attribution for trademarks or copyrights)
Please use a credit notice at the bottom of the product documentation or other communication, as appropriate. We have a complete list of relevant credit notices for N-able, but an example is set forth below:
The N-ABLE, N-CENTRAL, and other N-able trademarks and logos are the exclusive property of N-able Solutions ULC and N-able Technologies Ltd. and may be common law marks, are registered, or are pending registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and are trademarks (and may be registered trademarks) of their respective companies.
Use of Trademarks in Advertising
Advertising, promotional, and marketing material produced by N-able is deemed to be use of the N-able Trademarks by N-able. It is very important to show that N-able always uses its Trademarks correctly, even in corporate partnerships, by licensees, etc. Non-conforming use of the N-able Trademarks can have a damaging effect on the overall strength of the N-able Trademarks. It is critical that N-able Trademarks are used consistently and properly to make marketing campaigns more effective.
Use of Third-Party Marks
Do not incorporate third party trademarks into a N-able product name.
Third party marks may be used to describe how N-able products are compatible with the specific third-party product or service referenced. Third party marks should only be used in a referential phrase such as “for use with”, “for” or “integrates with”.
Acceptable: N-able™ RMM for XYZ
Unacceptable: N-able™ XYZ monitoring
Generally, do not utilize third party trademarks, unless N-able and the owner of the representative marks have agreed, whereby N-able can utilize the same.
DISTRIBUTOR AND PARTNER USE OF TRADEMARKS
Distributor and Partner Authorized Use
Partners may use a N-able Trademark in connection with the marketing of the N-able products, including marketing materials, book titles, magazines, seminars or conference titles, provided compliance with the following requirements:
a. Use the N-able Trademarks only to refer to the N-able products and services.
b. Partners’ websites, marketing, and otherwise may not copy the look and feel of the N-able website, marketing, or otherwise.
c. The use of any N-able Trademark is referential and/or less prominent than the rest of the title; and the Partners’ name and logo is more prominent than the N-able Trademark on all Partners’ materials.
Acceptable: The N-central® software produced by N-able delivers powerful and easy-to-use network configuration management.
Unacceptable: [Re-Branded] network configuration manager software delivers powerful and easy-to-use network configuration management.
Acceptable: XYZ CONFERENCE for N-able Software Users
Unacceptable: N-ABLE SOFTWARE CONFERENCE hosted by XYZ
d. The use reflects favorably on both N-able and N-able products or technology.
e. A disclaimer of sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by N-able, similar to the following, should be included on the publication and on all related printed materials: “(Title), created by (Partner), has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by N-able”.
f. A trademark attribution notice should be included in the credit section giving notice of N-able’s ownership of its trademark(s). Please refer to the section titled “Proper Trademark Notice and Attribution.”
g. Partners, when creating a new product or service that is arguably related to the N-able products and services, should create a name, design, or logo that will not be likely to be confused with the N-able Trademarks.
Distributor and Partner Unauthorized Use
Unless as authorized by N-able, Partners may not use, in whole or in part, a N-able Trademark, including N-able-owned graphic symbols, logos, or icons, or an alteration thereof. This includes not utilizing a N-able Trademark as or as part of a company name, trade name, product name, service name, or domain name.
Partners may not use or register, in whole or in part, any N-able Trademark or an alteration, deviation, misspelling, or otherwise thereof. This includes not utilizing a N-able Trademark as or as part of a company name, trade name, product name, domain name, or service name or bidding on the N-able Trademarks as a keyword on a search engine.
Third parties may not use a variation, phonetic equivalent, foreign language equivalent, takeoff, or abbreviation of the N-able Trademarks for any purpose, including the use of an image of real solar winds or other variation of a N-able trademark and/or logo for any purpose. For example:
Unacceptable: EN-central software
Unacceptable: EN-able software
By using the N-able Trademarks, including N-able-owned graphic symbols, logos, or icons, you are acknowledging that N-able is the sole owner of the trademark and promising that you will not harm, misuse, or bring into disrepute any N-able Trademarks.
Partners may not manufacture, sell or give-away items, such as T-shirts and mugs, bearing any N-able Trademark, except pursuant to an express written trademark license from the N-able Legal Department.
Partners may not imitate the distinctive N-able logos, typefaces or the look, design or overall commercial impression, including of any N-able website, blog, slogan, tagline, or other materials.
N-able-Provided Marketing Materials
N-able may provide its Partners with N-able marketing materials to help its Partners in advertising the N-able products and services. For these marketing materials, it can fall into one of four categories:
Document is Not Modifiable, unless a Specific Partner Section
|Complete White Label Content||N-able White Label Content||Joint Marketing Content||N-able Content|
|Independently Created for Partner||N-able Created, but Willing to White-Label Content||N-able Created Content, but Willing to Insert Partner Logo||N-able Created Content|
|Can Remove N-able Logo; Can Insert Partner Logo||Can Remove N-able Logo; Can Insert Partner Logo||Cannot Remove N-able Logo; Can Insert Partner Logo||Cannot Remove N-able Logo; Cannot Insert Partner Logo|
|Can Remove N-able Copyright Notice||Cannot Remove N-able Copyright Notice||Cannot Remove N-able Copyright Notice||Cannot Remove N-able Copyright Notice|
|Document is Modifiable||Document is Not Modifiable, unless a Specific Partner Section||Document is Not Modifiable, unless a Specific Partner Section||Document is Not Modifiable|
|Open-Sourced Content||N-able Proprietary Content||N-able Proprietary Content||N-able Proprietary Content|
Complete White Label marketing materials are materials created by N-able and provided to a third-party Company, which rebrands the materials with its own branding. Complete White Label Content should not depict any of the N-able Trademarks or branding and should only depict the third-party company’s trademarks and branding, unless it is N-able White Label Content, which needs to include the N-able copyright notice.
N-ABLE COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES
Proper Use, Copyright Notice, and Attribution
Proper User of N-able Copyrights
Proper User of Third-Party Copyrights
All rights in a copyright shall remain with the creator, unless the work is a work-for-hire, is commissioned by N-able, makes significant use of N-able’s resources or personnel, or is otherwise subject to contractual obligations, and then, the copyright immediately and automatically will vest in N-able under applicable copyright law.
N-able is not responsible for content, information, materials, or otherwise connected to a N-able’s website via hyperlink, reference, or otherwise, and this material is not copyright material of N-able.
At all times, observe the rights of other copyright owners, and do not incorporate any copyrighted work or portion thereof into a N-able Copyright, unless N-able expressly has the authority to do the same.
Provide Credit Notice
If N-able recognizes a work as a Copyright, include an attribution of N-able’s ownership within the credit notice section of your product, product documentation, or other product communication. The appropriate credit notice for each entity is available with the Marketing Communications and Content Department.
© [YEAR] N-able Solutions ULC and N-able Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved.
The date in the notice shall be the year in which the work is first published.
Copyright and Other Agreements
If you would like to utilize a N-able Copyright, please contact the N-able Legal Department.
N-ABLE DOMAIN GUIDELINES
The N-able Legal Department manages all of N-able’s Domains. If you wish to register a domain name on behalf of the business or make any changes to a current domain name registration, please contact the Legal Department. Employees are not permitted to register domains on behalf of the business without going through the Legal Department.
Distributor and Partner Unauthorized Use
As discussed above, Partners may not use or register, in whole or in part, any N-able Trademark or an alteration, deviation, misspelling, or otherwise thereof. This includes not utilizing a N-able Trademark or confusingly similar term as or as part of a company name, trade name, product name, domain name, or service name.
If you encounter someone misusing the N-able Trademarks or Copyrights, please notify the N-able Legal Department so that N-able can evaluate the situation and respond in the appropriate manner.