A virtual world created by a company that I enjoy regularly has provided a new logo for its community. Along with the logo came a lot of strict terms and how many common terms may be used. I am still reading over everything. I am uncertain if I can talk about this company at all now, or some of the basic terminology associated with it.
For now, I have signed up to use the logo that they provide to residents. I read through the documentation and I believe that I have set it up correctly. I am only allowed to use it as long as it is not the central focus point. In this case, I displayed my logo a little larger, and above it. A few friends of mine are confused as well. I linked to the article on the web site, but I am afraid that the trademark of the service within the URL may cause some kind of copyright or trademark infringement.
My main concern is if this blog may have to come to a close. I have removed references to the product in my blogs title and tag line. I may have to go through my old posts and remove any reference to them. Just writing posts while avoiding the trademarks would be a lot of work in itself. These trademarks are used in everyday jargon.
I am a little upset and confused at the moment. Am I violating the rules? Is it going to take a lot of effort to fix the violations? What are the consequences? I have 90 days to clean up my act. However, I first need to identify what exactly it is that I need to clean up.