Getting permission to use our trademarks

The Apache Software Foundation holds trademarks on behalf of its projects. For the Apache OpenOffice project these trademarks include the names Apache OpenOffice® and®, as well as the graphical logos. Other graphic formats can be found here. Use of these marks is prohibited without explicit permission from the ASF.

However, the Apache OpenOffice project is happy to work with 3rd parties who desire to use these trademarks in ways that are beneficial to the project, which do not imply endorsement by ASF, and which are fully in conformance with Apache policies.

To request such permission, follow these steps:

  1. First familiarize yourself with the Apache Trademark Policy. Many of the common cases are already addressed there. And some uses of ASF marks ("nominative use") are automatically allowed.

  2. Email a proposal to In the proposal, please include:

    1. Name and contact information of the company, organization or person requesting the permission

    2. A list of what ASF controlled marks you wish to use

    3. A description of how these marks would be used. Give supporting detail, along with context. If you are requesting use of the logo, for example, provide a prototype of how the logo would appear in the context of the overall design.

    4. Any other information you think would be useful, e.g., any impeding deadlines

  3. On receipt of the proposal, the Apache OpenOffice PMC will review and decide whether or not to recommend approval.

  4. If the PMC recommends approval, then they will forward their recommendation, along with your proposal and any follow up communications, to the Apache V.P. of Brand Management for final approval.

  5. We will then notify you of the outcome.

Reporting a violation of the Apache OpenOffice trademarks

If you see a possible violation of an OpenOffice-related trademark, please:

  1. Review the details above about the trademarks held by the Apache Software Foundation on behalf of the Apache OpenOffice project, and about the acceptable usage of trademarks.

  2. If this confirms your belief that a website or product is infringing one of the above-mentioned trademarks, report it to Make sure you include all relevant details, especially, a URL for the offending page.

A specific logo is recommended for use by those who wish to help promote the project by hosting a download logo on their website. The "Get it here!" logo may be used according to the requirements listed on that page.