Trademark Policy

Sentilo is a registered trademark. The section below describe what is allowed, what isn’t allowed, and cases in which you should ask permission. If you have any doubt, or if you believe any mark is being used in breach of this policy, please contact us and we will be in touch with you shortly. More complete information about our trademark policy can be found¬†here.

Permitted uses

Certain uses of the Sentilo trademark do not require specific permission.

  • Community use. Sentilo was and is still being built by the IMI and the Sentilo project collaboratros, largely for the benefit of the public administration and any entity using a sensor platform. Sentilo is distributed under an open source license, principally to encourage use and further development of the platform in an open, collaborative and free manner. Members of this community may use the Sentilo trademark for the purposes of discussion, development and advocacy.
  • Non-commercial and academic use. This type of use of the Sentilo trademark is permitted without further authorisation, provided that you do so in accordance with these guidelines, there is there is no commercial intent behind the use, you are referring to the Sentilo project, tools and/or materials; and there is no suggestion (through words or appearance) that your project is approved, sponsored, or affiliated with the Sentilo project.
  • Note: This does not stop you creating commercial or non-commercial projects using or developing Sentilo-oriented tools and interfaces, but you should not use the Sentilo mark (or any mark confusingly similar) to identify your project.
  • Developing and modifying the Sentilo platform and tools. The ability to customise Sentilo platform and tools to meet your specific needs is one of the great strengths of free and open source software. You may adapt and modify Sentilo platform and tools in accordance with the corresponding license (which includes attribution to the Sentilo project, for which you may obviously use the Sentilo trademark). If you are creating a derivative of Sentilo, you may use the trademark in association with the software product description, provided the conditions set out below are complied with.
  • Building on Sentilo or for Sentilo. If you are producing new software and content that is intended for use with Sentilo, you may use the trademark in a way which indicates the intent of your product. For example, if you are developing a sensor plugin for Sentilo, acceptable project names would be “XXX sensor plugin for Sentilo” or “Sentilo compatible Sensor Plug-in “.
  • Commentary. The Sentilo trademarks are designed to cover use of a mark to imply origin or endorsement by the project. When a user downloads something called Sentilo, they should know it comes from the Sentilo project. This helps Sentilo build a reputation that will not be damaged by confusion around what is, and isn’t, Sentilo. Using the trademarks in your discussion, commentary or criticism (or even parody), in ways that unequivocally do not imply endorsement, is permissible. Anyone is free to write articles, create websites, blog about, or talk about Sentilo as long as it’s clear to everyone including people completely unfamiliar with Sentilo that they are simply referring to Sentilo and in no way speaking for Sentilo, or the Sentilo project.

Restricted use that requires a trademark license

You will require permission from us to use the Sentilo trademark under any circumstances other than those specifically permitted above, such as:

  • Use in the name or in relation to a software product by a private entity that includes or is built on top of or interoperates with our platform.
  • Use in a domain name or URL.
  • Use for commercial merchandising purposes, e.g. on t-shirts and the like.

If you wish to have permission for any of the uses above or for any other use which is not specifically referred to in this policy, please contact us and we’ll let you know as soon as possible if your proposed use is permissible, and under what conditions (e.g. entering into an agreement with us to maintain the quality of the product and/or service which you intend to supply at a prescribed level).