Trademark policy

Updated June 30, 2016

What is a Trademark Policy Violation on Twitter?

Using another's trademark in a manner that may mislead or confuse others about your brand affiliation may be a violation of our trademark policy.

How Does Twitter Respond to Trademark Reports?

We review each report and do the following:

  • If we determine that there is a violation of our trademark policy, we may suspend the account. In some instances, we may give the account holder an opportunity to comply with our policies before suspending the account. For more information, see our Parody, commentary, and fan account policy.
  • We may also provide the account holder with your name and information included in the copy of the report.
  • If you would like to report a trademark violation in a Twitter Ad, please visit our Trademark Policy for Promoted Ads to learn more.

Please note that Twitter only investigates requests that are submitted by the trademark holder or by an authorized representative of the trademark holder.

What is not a Trademark Policy Violation?

Referencing another's trademark is not automatically a violation of Twitter's trademark policy. Examples include:

  • Using a trademark in a way that is outside the scope of the trademark registration (e.g. territory, or goods and services identified in the registration).
  • Nominative and other fair uses of trademarks are protected uses under our trademark policy, so long as the account is clearly distinguished from the trademark owner. This includes use by resellers in certain regions and accounts engaging in parody, commentary, or news. For more information, see our Parody, commentary, and fan account policy.

How do I Report a Trademark Policy Violation?

Submit trademark reports through our Trademark Issue support form. Using the appropriate form ensures we have all the information necessary to process your report quickly. Please provide all information requested in the form. If you submit a report with incomplete information, we will follow up with you to request that information. Please note that this will result in a delay in processing your report.

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