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NBS Name, Logo & Banner TM (Trade Mark) Policy



NATIONAL BUTTON SOCIETY

GUIDELINES USE OF OFFICIAL NAME, LOGO and BANNER


PURPOSE AND POLICY: 

The name, National Button Society, is a registered trademark of the National Button Society.  The logo is a copyrighted trademark of the National Button Society and is protected under the law.  The Logo pictured is the exclusive intellectual property of the National Button Society.  Specific regulations regarding the use of the Logo are listed below.  Any person or group using the National Button Society name and/or logo and/or Banner outside those guidelines will be subject to prosecution under the law.


APPROVED USES OF THE LOGO:

The Logo of the National Button Society may not be altered (including the use of a different color and/or use of sections) nor displayed differently from the Official Logo.  The official colors used for the National Button Society logo are:


Dark Blue

CMYK: 100-50-0-60, RGB: 0-54-99

Light Blue

CMYK: 100-14-7-10, RGB: 0-142-193

Yellow

CMYK: 4-22-80-0, RGB: 244-197-80

Red

CMYK: 4-84-63-0, RGB: 231-81-86

Black

CMYK: 30-10-10-100, RGB: 7-18-24



The name, “National Button Society”, and its Logo may be used without special permission by members and organizations currently listed as members in good standing* with the National Button Society for the following:

  1. Member Society and Club:

    1. Letterheads, Publications and Websites

    2. Name Tags

    3. Rosters

    4. Event Fliers

    5. Similar Media Used to Promote Events

  2. Certificates, Plaques, Pins, Badges

  3. Personal and/or business cards indicating NBS membership, only.

  4. Any Other Similar Uses


LICENCING INFORMATION:

Any use of the NBS logo beyond the above specified uses requires a special licensing agreement.  This agreement may be obtained from the NBS Treasurer.


*A member in good standing is defined as one who is current on membership dues and has never been removed from the rolls of NBS for reasons other than non-payment of dues.


A downloadable Logo is available to approved members (see above) from the link below or the Publicity Chair.




FAIR USE POLICY

The Board of the National Button Society, "NBS", authorizes the President and/or the Publications Chair, to grant the right to and privilege of using portions of materials copyrighted and published by NBS under those circumstances that abide by the “Fair Use” requirement for the materials.  “Fair Use” is described as: 1) the material will be used for noncommercial use only without personal benefit or commercial connections, 2) the material will be used for educational purposes, and 3) the material must include proper reference/citation to the NBS sources.  All other requests concerning use of copyrighted material will be brought before the NBS Board. A request for the use of NBS copyrighted materials must be in writing, addressed to the NBS President and must state how the proposed use meets the "Fair Use" requirements. Any proposal for the use of NBS copyrighted material that has the potential for monetary profit must include a specific clause for the sharing of the profit between the writer and NBS.






  1. Bullet To download & print the NBS logo click this link to fill out the permission form. After filling out the form you will be notified with a link to the NBS download page.













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