Interested in using the FreeBSD or FreeBSD Foundation trademarks but not sure if you need to fill out the permission request form? Check out our FAQ below.

Be sure to check out the full Trademark Usage Terms and Conditions

To apply for permission, please use the FreeBSD Trademark Permission Request Form

Questions? Contact us

 

I want to make a t-shirt/hat/sticker with the FreeBSD logo. Do I need to fill out the permission request form?

As long as you’re making the items for yourself, you do not need to seek permission, but you do need to abide by the brand guidelines. See the Terms and conditions. However, if you’re planning on distributing the items – even for free – permission is required.

We love the FreeBSD Beastie (daemon), why do you request that we use the more recent logo when representing FreeBSD?

While the BSD Daemon has been associated with the FreeBSD Project for years, it’s actually designed to represent all the BSDs and not just FreeBSD. The current FreeBSD logo is the official brand for the FreeBSD Project and we ask that you use that to avoid confusion and maintain consistency throughout the community. Should you be interested in acquiring rights to use the BSD Daemon, please contact the trademark owner, Kirk McKusik.

I’m giving a presentation that relates to FreeBSD and want to include the logo on my slides. Do I need to fill out the permission request form?

No, as long as you abide by the logo guidelines, you’re welcome to use the logo in your presentation.

My new product is based on FreeBSD and I want to include FreeBSD as part of the product name. Do I need to fill out the permission request form?

We do not allow the FreeBSD trademark to be used as part of a product or company name.

I’m a huge FreeBSD fan and want to include the FreeBSD logo on my personal website. Do I need to fill out the permission request form?

No, as long as you abide by the brand guidelines, you’re welcome to add the logo to your personal website to promote FreeBSD.

I’m writing a book on FreeBSD, do I need I need to fill out the permission request form to use the logo or marks?

Yes, if you plan to use one or more logos as part of the title or otherwise on the cover of the book.