TRADEMARK USE GUIDELINES


These guidelines set up the rules and requirements for the use of Nord Security group trademarks. You can use our trademarks only if:

  • you have our permission, or

  • your use is considered a fair use

For example, fair use would be using a trademark in a descriptive manner to illustrate a product or service, or referencing a mark to identify the actual goods and services that the trademark holder identifies with the mark.

Fair use may also occur in the context of comparative advertising, but keep in mind that fair use must follow honest business practices in all industrial and commercial matters. There is no exhaustive list of fair use examples — each case is judged on its merits.

If you have any doubts about the fair use of our trademark, please contact us by email.

Prohibited without permission

You need our permission to use our logos or trademarks.

We hold the exclusive rights to our trademarks, which have been listed in the table below. Since they are protected under international, regional, or national laws, you need our consent to use them.

Without our permission, you are not allowed to use (non-exhaustive list):

  • signs that are identical (or similar) to Nord Security trademarks in such a way that a part of the public might be confused about the origin of your goods or services, or associate your goods or services with the Nord Security brand

  • Nord Security trademarks (or similar marks) in such a way that it takes unfair advantage of, or is detrimental to, the distinctive character or reputation of the Nord Security trademarks

More specifically, without our written consent, you are not allowed to (non-exhaustive list):

  • affix Nord Security trademarks or similar marks to services or goods, or to the packaging of goods

  • offer goods, put them on the market, or stock them for those purposes under the Nord Security sign, or offer or supply services thereunder

  • import or export goods under the Nord Security sign

  • use the Nord Security sign as a trade or company name, or part of a trade or company name

  • use the Nord Security sign on business papers or in advertising

  • use the Nord Security sign in misleading and unlawful comparative advertising

  • use our logo or brand features on merchandise to create paraphernalia or swag

Protected Nord Security trademarks

TRADEMARK

GOODS AND SERVICES

NordVPN

VPN services

Computer network services

Security software

NordPass

Utility, security, and cryptography software

Authentication software

NordLocker

Encryption software

Data encryption services

nordsec icon

Computer networks

VPN services

Computer network services

Software licensing

Telecommunications

Nord

Computer networks

VPN services

Computer network services

Telecommunications

Security software

NordSec

Computer networks

VPN services

Computer network services

Telecommunications

Security software

Nord Security

Computer networks

VPN services

Computer network services

Telecommunications

Security software

NordLynx

VPN Services

NordProtect

Computer networks

VPN services

Computer network services

Telecommunications

Security software

Consent for use

We have to make sure that our brand name is used in the right way. If you want to use the Nord Security brand name, please send us a request (with all the details of your intended use) to press@nordsec.com. If you're already working with us on a project or initiative, please work with your NordSec contact to coordinate third-party marketing permissions.

Remember — if you have doubts about the legality of your intended use of our marks, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Should you receive our consent to use the Nord Security brand name, please follow our Brand book and the guidelines below.

Word marks

  • Word marks should be used in the way shown in the table above.

  • Never use our logo in a phrase or sentence without a clear indication that you are referring to our trademark.

  • Don't lock up the Nord Security logo with your own logo. For example, we do not permit phrases like “Nord + Your logo makes your life easier”.

Figurative marks

  • Don't change the Nord Security figurative trademark colors.

  • Don't modify the logo in any way, such as by adding visual effects, angling, or rotating.

  • Don't mimic Nord Security branding in non-Nord Security services or any other goods. For example, you cannot use Nord Security trademarks with unrelated goods to increase visibility on search engines or e-commerce platforms, or otherwise take unfair advantage of the marks.

If you us our trademarks, you must put one of the following taglines at the bottom of the page, created work, or similar:

  • © 2020* NordSec PLC. All rights reserved. Nord Security logos are registered trademarks of NordSec PLC.

  • © 2020* NordSec PLC. All rights reserved. [Insert Trademark] is a trademark of NordSec PLC.

*Indicate the year of the first publication for the compilation or derivative work.

If you found a website that uses Nord Security trademarks inappropriately, please report it to us.