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InCommon Trademark and Logo Policy and Style Guide

The InCommon® name and all InCommon logos are registered trademarks of InCommon, an LLC operated by Internet2®. These policies and guidelines cover all InCommon logos and trademarks, including specific applications of such as “InCommon Certificate Service,” "InCommon Federation," and others. This page also provides guidelines and resources for using the InCommon logos and trademarks.

InCommon Badge Logos

  • Downloadable Badges

    InCommon Participant logo

    InCommon Participant EPS file

    InCommon Participant GIF file

    InCommon Participant PNG file

    InCommon Participant JPG file

     

    InCommon Affiliate logo

    InCommon Affiliate EPS file

    InCommon Affiliate GIF file

    InCommon Affiliate JPG file

    InCommon Bronze Badge

    InCommon Bronze EPS file

    InCommon Bronze GIF file

    InCommon Silver Badge

    InCommon Silver EPS file

    InCommon Silver GIF file

    The InCommon Badge Logos are for use by current InCommon Participants and InCommon Affiliates. These are available for use without obtaining permission, but the style guide specifications should be followed.
  • The Participant badge is for use by current InCommon Participants. The Affiliate badge is for use by current InCommon Affiliates. If a Participant or Affiliate discontinues its membership/affiliation, the logo use must cease.
  • Badge logo guidelineThe badge logos consist of multiple elements: the logotype (InCommon), the modifier (Participant, Affiliate), the graphic (double M) and a circular rule. These elements should always appear together.
  • The badge logos must be downloaded from the InCommon website (see next section) or obtained directly from InCommon. Logos should never be recreated.
  • A minimum amount of clear space should be maintained around all four sides of the badge logos (as indicated by the magenta rule in the graphic below). This minimum space is defined as 1/4x (where X is the height of the logo). Illustrations, photography and typography should not enter the space as defined by the magenta rule in the graphic below.
  • The minimum reproduction size of the badge logos is 0.5” wide or 36 pixels wide.
  • For printed publications, CMYK and RGB specifications are available in the complete Brand Standards Guidelines [PDF].

Badge use - Please read Usage Policy and Goals below regarding appropriate use of the badges.

Printing the Logos - Please follow the InCommon Brand Standards when printing the participant or affiliate logo. The guidelines provide the color specifications for RGB and CMYK formats.

The EPS file is the source vector file and can be sized up without loss of resolution. Use the EPS file for printed materials (and for the web, if you wish to create a JPG or your own GIF file).

The GIF file is pixel-based and resolution dependent. Sizing up will result in resolution loss and a fuzzy appearance. GIF files are appropriate for online use, but not for printed materials.

The PNG file can be sized up without loss of resolution and is appropriate for online use.

About InCommon

InCommon, an LLC owned and operated by Internet2, provides a secure and privacy-preserving trust fabric for research and higher education institutions, and their partners, in the United States. InCommon uses SAML-based authentication and authorization systems to enable scalable, trusted collaborations among its community of participants.

Usage Policy and Goals

The prime goals of this policy are to ensure the continued value and integrity of the InCommon trademark and to promote awareness and participation in InCommon by encouraging appropriate use of the trademark and logos.

The InCommon logo, and those logos designated as InCommon service logos, cannot be used without the expressed written permission of InCommon. The logos designated as badges are available for use by participants and affiliates without obtaining prior permission.

The InCommon logos and trademark must always be used in ways that are non-confusing, non-diluting, and non-disparaging. Non-confusing means that use should not imply inaccurate affiliation with or endorsement by InCommon or Internet2. Non-diluting means that use may not contribute to the marks becoming generic terms. Non-disparaging means that InCommon trademarks may not be used to defame or derogate.

Contact

Please contact info@incommon.org for more information about, permission to use, or high-resolution copies of the InCommon logos and trademarks.

Visual Style Guide

Please review the specifications below before using the InCommon logos or trademark.

Logos

InCommon has three categories of logos: the InCommon logo, InCommon service logos, and InCommon badge logos. Badge logos are available for use by InCommon Participants and InCommon Affiliates without obtaining permission. All other logos can be used only with the prior expressed written consent of InCommon.

The InCommon Logo

Downloadable InCommon logos are available here in PSD, TIF, and GIF formats. You must have permission to use the InCommon logo. Please email info AT incommon DOT org for permission and also read the guidelines below.

InCommon logo

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InCommon logo trademark guideline

  • You must obtain written permission from InCommon to use the InCommon logo (email info AT incommon.org).
  • The InCommon logo is to be displayed on a background that is white, a solid light color, or gradated light color. Avoid dark color and patterned backgrounds.
  • The space around the logo must be preserved as in the specification above.
  • The logo should not be displayed in parts, with color variations, or with other elements superimposed on top of the logo.
  • The logo must include the registered trademark (®) symbol.

InCommon Service Logos

InCommon has three service logos for use on InCommon web pages and publications to differentiate these services and provide a quick visual cue to those scanning the web and printed materials for specific information. These logos are intended for internal InCommon use, but consideration will be given to requests for their use for other purposes. Please email your request to info AT incommon.org.

InCommon Federation InCommon Assurance Program InCommon Certificates InCommon Multifactor AuthN
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  • You must obtain written permission from InCommon to use the InCommon service logos (info AT incommon.org).
  • Services logos are currently available for the InCommon Certificate Service, the InCommon Federation, and the InCommon Assurance Program.
  • Service Logo UseThe service logos are made up of multiple elements: the logotype (InCommon), the modifier (Federation, Assurance, Certificates), the graphic (stars, key, double M, etc.) and a straight rule. These elements should always appear together.
  • A minimum amount of clear space should be maintained around all four sides of the service logos (as indicated by the magenta rule in the graphic below). This minimum space is defined as 1/2x (where X is the height of the logo). Illustrations, photography and typography should not enter the space as defined by the magenta rule in the graphic below.
  • The minimum reproduction size of the service logos is 1” wide or 72 pixels wide.
  • For printed publications, CMYK and RGB specifications are available in the complete Brand Standards Guidelines [PDF].

 

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