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ratebeer brand use agreement

The following rules shall govern all third party use of the RateBeerTM trademark, and all logos, symbols, taglines, related marks or signatures, or other uses associated therewith (RateBeerTM Brand). All users (Brand Users) of the RateBeerTM Brand agree that they will comply with these rules, and that they will enter into a Brand User Agreement with RateBeer, LLC (RateBeer) or such other entity as RateBeer may designate prior to any use of the RateBeerTM Brand.

Brand Standards
The RateBeerTM Brand should be displayed as a downloaded logo of visible size, appropriate to display.

RateBeer name and trademark: May appear in color and style as they appear on RateBeer.com, or in black and white.

RateBeer Best name and trademark: May appear in color and style as they appear on RateBeer.com, or in black and white. Must be accompanied by season and date (e.g. Summer 2003). May be accompanied by beer and/or brewery ranking as it appears in the corresponding RateBeer Best competition.

Ratings: Percentiles of individual beers and rankings of beers and breweries may be used, but must be used in conjunction with the RateBeer name and/or trademark and the posted date of the rankings. This can be given as month/day/year or month/year.

Implied Affiliation
In no case may any use of the RateBeerTM Brand features state, suggest or imply affiliation with a non-RateBeer product, service, event or company. The RateBeerTM Brand may not be used in the name of non-RateBeer products, services, events or companies without explicit approval.

No Conferred Rights
Users of the RateBeerTM Brand are being given no right, title or interest in or to the RateBeerTM Brand features and all users agrees that they will not challenge property right ownership or interest in the RateBeerTM Brand features, nor will they facilitate others such challenge, and will not register or attempt to register any domain names, trademarks, trade names, or other distinctive brand features that are similar to, or may be confused with, those of the RateBeerTM Brand. Such limitations to legal challenge are inapplicable to the extent prohibited by law.

All RateBeerTM Brand features are provided "as is." Users are not being granted any warranties, either expressed or implied by law, regarding the RateBeerTM Brand features, including warranties of non-infringement. These limitations of warranty are inapplicable to the extent prohibited by applicable law. Users of the RateBeerTM Brand may not assign any rights or delegate any obligations without explicit prior written consent. Failure to enforce any obligation to which a RateBeerTM Brand user may be subject does not constitute a waiver of any provision of these rules, nor shall it constitute a waiver of any future obligation. Any right to use the RateBeerTM Brand is subject to termination or modification and legal action may be taken against any use that fails to conform to these rules, or otherwise infringes any intellectual property right, or violates applicable law.

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