These Trademark Usage Guidelines are for Ikamet Inc.'s licensees, authorized resellers, developers, customers, and other parties who wish to use Ikamet's trademarks, names, and logos ("Ikamet Trademarks") for their own purposes, including in promotional, advertising, instructional, or reference materials, or in or on web sites, products, labels, or packaging. Note that any use of Ikamet logos and/or use of any Ikamet Trademarks outside of these guidelines requires permission and without such permission may constitute trademark infringement under federal and state laws.

Ikamet Trademarks

Ikamet Trademarks are valuable assets Ikamet needs to protect. We ask that you help us by properly using and crediting Ikamet Trademarks in accordance with these guidelines. The Ikamet Trademarks specifically include:

  • Ikamet
  • My Life in Turkey
  • The Ikamet Home logo
  • Go living
  • Ikamet Sigorta
  • Expat
  • Expat in Turkey
  • Expat Turkey

Permissible Uses

You may generally use the Ikamet and My Life in Turkey trademarks to refer to the associated Ikamet products or services. For instance, an authorized developer may note in its advertisements and products that it utilizes the Ikamet service or software. Similarly, such a partner may issue a press release stating that it has built its product on the Ikamet service platform.

Relationship of Products or Services

You may indicate the relationship of your products or services to Ikamet products or services by using accurate, descriptive tag lines such as "with Ikamet technology," "built on the Ikamet platform" in connection with your product or service name. Within text or body copy, such tag lines may appear in the same type as your product or service name. On product, packaging, advertising, and other collateral where your product or service name is displayed apart from body copy make sure that the tag line appears in a significantly smaller type than your name. You should also distinguish the tag line from your mark by using a different font or color.

Open Source Software

Most open-source licenses do not grant, and many exclude, a license of trademark rights. Do not assume you can use the name of a source code base in the name of your distribution developed from that codebase. Without a license or permission, you may not incorporate Ikamet Trademarks in the name of your distribution or other products that incorporate open source elements. Truthful statements incorporating a trademark are generally allowed (for example, in the format "MyImplementation, derived from Trademarked ProductName"), but you should check the terms of the license for the original source code or any posted trademark guidelines for the project.

User Groups

Ikamet generally permits the use of its marks in groups name that include phrases such as "user group," "special interest group," etc., that clarify the relationship between Ikamet and the group and do not create confusion about the source of products or services. This applies only to user groups that are not formally doing business as commercial entities. If you are administering a user group that includes an Ikamet trademark in its name, do not claim any trademark rights in the name or attempt to register the name or your logo with a trademark office, and do not register the name as a tradename or business name, or conduct any business under the name.

Correct Use

Proper use of Ikamet Trademarks reinforces their role as brands for our products and services and helps prevent them from becoming generic names that can be used by anyone. Examples of former trademarks that became generic terms are "aspirin," "cellophane," and "escalator." By adhering to the following rules, you help protect Ikamet's investment in its trademarks.

Use a Generic Term

Use a generic term in association with each Ikamet trademark the first time the mark appears in text, and as often as possible after that. You need not include generic names in headlines, package titles, and documentation titles. "Ikamet platform" is an example of generic term use.

Use as Adjectives

Ikamet Trademarks are adjectives and should not be used as nouns, or in the possessive or plural form. For example, "Ikamet platform's benefits" not "Ikamet's benefits"

Do Not Vary the Trademarks

Do not vary Ikamet Trademarks by changing their spelling or abbreviating them. For example, "Ikamet Pro" not "IKAMET" or the like.

Do not use any name or trademark confusingly similar to the Ikamet Trademarks or any other trademark or trade name owned by Ikamet for which Ikamet has not given you permission. And do not use the Ikamet Trademarks in such proximity to any of your own trademarks or trade names or third-party trademarks so as to create a combination or composite mark.

"Ikamet" As a Trade Name

Trade names are the actual business names of companies. Trademarks and trade names are not the same, even though many companies use their trade names as trademarks. If you are using "Ikamet" as a substitute for Ikamet Inc., you are using it as a tradename. Because they are nouns, trade names can be used in the possessive and do not require a generic term or a trademark symbol. Thus, you should not use a ® after "Ikamet" when it appears as part of the full corporate name or as a tradename.

Examples:

  • Corporate Name: This software was developed by Ikamet Inc.
  • Trade Name: This software was developed by Ikamet.
  • Trade Name: Ikamet's latest developments are outstanding.
  • Trademark: The Ikamet® platform leads the industry.

Trademark Symbols And Credit Lines

Trademark Symbols

Proper trademark attribution through trademark symbols and credit lines helps make others aware of our rights and helps prevent them from becoming generic terms. Credit lines also help clarify that they belong to Ikamet. Accordingly, you should attribute ownership of Ikamet Trademarks to Ikamet Inc. by using trademark symbols (TM or SM or ®) and credit lines as detailed below.

Use the ® symbol with the most prominent appearance of the "Ikamet" mark on products, packaging, manuals, advertisements, promotional materials, and Web pages (for example, in the headline of an advertisement), and the first use of the mark in text or body copy. This includes situations where "Ikamet" is a part of a product or service name (for example, Ikamet® My Life in Turkey® platform). An example would be

XYZ Develops New Product on the Ikamet® Platform XYZ Corporation has developed the ABC telecommunications app based on the Ikamet® platform. The ABC app is one of the numerous products XYZ has developed using Ikamet software.

"Ikamet" receives a trademark symbol in the headline because this is the most prominent appearance, and when it appears as part of the "Ikamet platform" name because this is the first appearance in the text. While there is no trademark symbol after "Ikamet" when it appears in front of the term "software" since this is not the first time that the term "Ikamet" appeared in the body copy. That said, it is always acceptable to continue using the ® after "Ikamet" throughout the document.

Credit Line

All products, packaging, manuals, advertisements, promotional materials, and web pages bearing Ikamet Trademarks should include the following trademark credit line.

"Ikamet and My Life in Turkey are registered trademarks of Ikamet and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners."

The credit line may appear anywhere on the collateral, but typically is displayed on a copyright page, the back of a package, or at the end of a document or web page.

Prohibited Uses

You may not use the Ikamet Design logo or the MY LIFE IN TURKEY tagline without express written permission from Ikamet.

You may not use any of the Ikamet Trademarks

  • in a manner that could cause confusion as to Ikamet sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement; or
  • in a manner that shows Ikamet or its products in a false or derogatory light

Take particular care not to use Ikamet Trademarks as set out below.

The company, Product, or Service Names

Do not use Ikamet Trademarks or potentially confusing variations as all or part of your company, product, or service names. If you wish to note the relationship of your products or services to Ikamet products or services, please use an appropriate tag line as detailed above. For example, "XYZ for Ikamet database" not " or XYZ Ikamet"

Logos

For more information regarding the use of Ikamet logos, please review the Third-Party Ikamet Logo Usage Guidelines.

Trade Dress

You may not imitate Ikamet trade dress, typestyle, or logos. For instance, do not copy Ikamet's layout or styling of its web pages for use with your product, or display your product name in the distinctive logotype associated with the Ikamet logo.

Domain Names

Do not use Ikamet Trademarks or potentially confusing variations in your Internet domain name. This helps prevent Internet users from being confused as to whether you or Ikamet is the source of the website.

Merchandise Items

You may not manufacture, sell or give away merchandise items, such as T-shirts and mugs, bearing any of the Ikamet Trademarks or any other Ikamet marks or names, including symbols, logos, or icons, except pursuant to an express written trademark license from Ikamet.

Report Usage Violations

Please report suspected misuse of logos, trademarks, or copyrighted material to trademark@Ikamet.com.

Ownership

Nothing in these guidelines gives you any right, title, or interest in the Ikamet Trademarks, or any other trademark or trade name of Ikamet, except the right to use the trademarks solely to identify your actual use of Ikamet's software and platform. You agree that the Ikamet Trademarks, and all intellectual property rights therein, are solely owned by Ikamet and that any and all use Trademarks, and all goodwill derived therefrom, whether or not done pursuant to the written Agreement, shall inure solely to the benefit of Ikamet.

Questions Or Requests

If you have any questions regarding Ikamet Trademarks or to request permission for use, please contact the Ikamet Legal Department at:

Ikamet Inc.
2248 Meridian Blvd Ste H
Minden , NV, 89423-8620
trademark@Ikamet.com

Last Updated

September 28, 2015