This Trademark Policy will show you the proper use of RealNetworks LLC trademarks and logos (“RealNetworks Marks”).
USE THE CORRECT SYMBOL
When referencing RealNetworks Marks, always include the proper notation after the name and logo (® for Registered Trademarks and ™ for Trademarks). Failure to do so dilutes our trademark protection. In the text of any publication, it is only necessary to annotate the first instance of the trademark in a given document or piece. After the first instance you may drop the ® or ™ after the word. However, when using logos, always include the ® or ™ in every instance. Logos may only be used under license from RealNetworks.
USE FULL, PROPER, REALNETWORKS MARKS
Always use the full, proper RealNetworks Marks in all communications. Many of the RealNetworks Marks are part of a brand system by which each name begins with the word "Real." Therefore, full, proper, trademarked names are "RealPlayer" and "RealAudio." Never abbreviate a RealNetworks Mark or create an acronym from it.
Examples of incorrect use: RT instead of RealTimes™, RA instead of RealAudio®
DO NOT ALTER REALNETWORKS MARKS
The RealNetworks Marks must be used as provided by RealNetworks with no changes, including but not limited to changes in the color, proportion, or design, or removal of any words or artwork. When using RealNetworks Marks, never vary the spelling, add or delete hyphens, make one word two, or use a possessive or plural form of the RealNetworks Marks. When using a RealNetworks logo, never modify the design, add or delete any elements or words, change any colors or proportions. The RealNetworks Marks may not be animated, morphed, or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.
THE REALNETWORKS LOGO
The RealNetworks logo must be used as a stand-alone icon to indicate an origin from RealNetworks, without other logos and trademarks associated with it. To properly stage the RealNetworks logo, a minimum clearance between the logo and other elements must be maintained.
REALNETWORKS MARKS & THIRD PARTY MARKS
Do not combine the RealNetworks Marks with third party trademarks. The RealNetworks Marks may not be used in any other third party/company name, product name, service name, domain name, website title, publication title, or the like except to the extent permitted under this Trademark Policy to indicate that RealNetworks technology is included. RealNetworks Marks may not be used as part of the product name for any third party product.
When materials are co-branded, the prominence of the RealNetworks logo should be at least proportionate to its contribution to the partnership. Therefore, the RealNetworks logo should be of equal size and prominence with an equal partner. If RealNetworks is the dominant partner, the RealNetworks logo should be larger than partner logos. If RealNetworks is one of several lesser partners in an initiative headed by a dominant partner, the RealNetworks logo should be at least of equal prominence and size with the lesser partners, but smaller than the dominant partner. The logo may not be displayed as a primary or prominent feature on any non-RealNetworks materials.
Each document or app using a RealNetworks Mark must include an attribution of RealNetworks ownership in a copyright statement.
_________ and _______ are registered trademarks of RealNetworks LLC
_________ and _______ are trademarks of RealNetworks LLC
There is no "boilerplate" footnote. The blank space should be a list of all RealNetworks Marks that appear in that particular document or app. If all RealNetworks Marks are registered trademarks, then the footnote should indicate as such. Footnotes should always be complete sentences, and ordinarily appear on the copyright page, on the last page of the document, or on packaging.
Example: ®2023 RealNetworks LLC Patents Pending. All rights reserved. RealNetworks, Real, the Real logo, RealTimes, and the RealTimes logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks LLC.
Special attention should be devoted to the correct use of RealNetworks Marks on product packaging. Any RealNetworks Mark that is displayed in the text on packaging should be attributed with the appropriate trademark symbol the first time it appears on each side of the package. However, any RealNetworks logo that is displayed on packaging should be attributed with the appropriate trademark symbol each time it appears on the package. A copyright statement, which is most commonly combined with copyright and patent information, should reference each RealNetworks Mark that appears on the packaging. Ordinarily, this reference appears on the back of the packaging.
POWER POINT & OTHER PRESENTATIONS
RealNetworks Marks should always be attributed with the proper symbol and footnoted on all presentations that are displayed to the public (sales, trade shows, etc.).
THIRD PARTY LICENSORS
Some RealNetworks products include technology used under license from third party licensors. You may not use any such third party trademark without express permission from the respective owner.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
RealNetworks reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or modify permission to display the RealNetworks Marks and may request that third parties modify or delete any use of the logo that, in RealNetworks’ sole judgment, does not comply with this Policy or might otherwise impair RealNetworks' rights. RealNetworks further reserves the right to object to unfair uses or misuses of the RealNetworks Marks or other violations of applicable law. In order to assure compliance and quality of control, RealNetworks may request that you provide samples of any marketing, advertising, or other material that includes the RealNetworks Marks.
Shown below are some examples of RealNetworks Marks and their current registration status in the United States. This list will be updated from time to time.
Registered Trademarks ®: Delicious, Fabulous, GH GameHouse, “GH” stylized logo, GameHouse, Kontxt, Listen, Listen.com, Real, RealAudio, RealDownloader, RealNetworks, RealPlayer, “real” dialogue bubble logo, “realPlayer” cloud logo, RealVideo, RealMedia, RealTimes, SAFR, SAFR Scan, StarSearch, and SurePlay.
Trademarks ™: RealTimes Stories, RealCloud, “r” dialogue bubble logo, and “realtimes” dialogue bubble logo.
Last revised December 22, 2022