Intellectual Property

Vanilla Video Trademark and Brand Usage

This policy is for Vanilla Video licensees, authorized resellers, developers, customers, and any other party wishing to use Vanilla Video’s service marks, trademarks or images in promotional, advertising, instruction, reference materials, or on their website, products, packaging, or labels.

If you are a licensee and you have been provided special brand usage guidelines with your license agreement, please follow those guidelines. If your license agreement does not provide brand usage guidelines, use these guidelines.

This policy is designed to help you use our brand and assets, including our logo and trademarks, without having to negotiate a separate agreement with Vanilla Video. If you would like to use our logo, service marks, or trademarks in a way that is not covered by this document, you absolutely must contact us with the intended use and any accompanying visuals.

Valuable Intellectual Property Acknowledgement

By following these brand guidelines, you help us protect our valuable intellectual property rights and our brand. By using a Vanilla Video service mark, trademark, trade names, or trade dress, in whole or in part, you are acknowledging that Vanilla Video is the sole owner of the trademark and you promise not to interfere with Vanilla Video’s rights in dealing with the trademark, including but not limited to Vanilla Video’s use, registration of, or application to register such trademark, alone or accompanied by other words, anywhere in the world. Furthermore, by using a Vanilla Video trademark, you agree that you will not misuse or cause harm to any Vanilla Video trademark.

Using the Vanilla Video Logo

At this time, we do not allow the usage of our image logo. If you are writing a news article or a part of a news publication and wish to use our logo, please use our Legal Contact Form.

Vanilla Video Naming Conventions

Vanilla Video should always be capitalized as a proper noun.

  • Do not add "TM" or "(R)" to our name.

  • Do not add "Production" or "Productions" to our name.

  • You may shorten Vanilla Video as Vanilla.

  • You may abbreviate Vanilla Video as Vv, with one uppercase “V”, immediately followed by a lowercase “v”. The abbreviated form should not contain punctuation or spacing.

  • Our website should be written as VanillaVideo.com

  • Do not label a video made by Vanilla Video as a "Vanilla Video production". Instead, refer to videos made by us as a Vanilla Video, or a video by Vanilla.

Merchandise and manufactured items

Please note that we do not permit the use of our marks on merchandise.

Naming applications, products and domains

Do not use Vanilla Video in your domain names, software or applications, products, or services in any way whatsoever without the prior written consent of Vanilla Video LLC.

Do not use Vanilla or Vv in relation to photography, videography, photo or video production, or any software, service or product, or website that primarily deals with photos and videos.

Visual Designs

Do not copy our visuals, aesthetics, designs, website, or software applications as this could create confusion for our customers, website users, and application users.

Disparaging Manner

You may not use Vanilla Video marks in a disparaging manner.

Endorsement or Sponsorship

You may not use Vanilla Video, or any other Vanilla Video mark, in a manner that would imply affiliation with Vanilla Video, or an endorsement by Vanilla Video, unless you have received explicit written authorization from us to do so.

Variations, Takeoffs or Abbreviations

You may not use variations of the Vanilla Video logo for any purpose, including the phonetic equivalent, foreign language equivalent, takeoff, or abbreviation of a trademark for any purpose.

For example, you may not use "Vanilla Product Name", "Vanilla Service Name", or any other variation that may include Vanilla Video or Vanilla or Vv in prefix, suffix, or as a word part.

Reporting Misuse

Vanilla Video service marks, trademarks, trade names, and trade dress are valuable intellectual property assets. We take the misuse, abuse, and harm of our trademarks seriously.

Please report trademark misuse here.