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Our Trademarks and Copyrights: As simple as we can put things.

Legal mumbo-jumbo can look threatening, so we thought this lighter explanation hopefully it makes the lawyer-scribed stuff a little easier to take.

Wazoodle, like many companies, invests into products (Zorb, ProCare), content (our website, articles we write and publish), designs (patterns, logos), and our trade and brand names -- all called Intellectual Property.   This type of property is not like a sewing machine or computer -- you can't touch or feel a brand name -- but it's still property so when a pattern or  trade name stolen it hurts a business.    As such patent, trademark and copyright laws protect Intellectual Property rights for owners. 

Over time we have built a brand that is second to none when it comes to quality, particularly in the diaper making market.  When someone uses our copyright material or trademarks as if they were their own, it diminishes our products and confuses the public into thinking the products they are buying are somehow endorsed and/or supplied by us.  

The most common mistakes (or in legal speak, ’infringements’) are:

  • trademarks used in ways in a way that confuses viewers into thinking the trademark is generic or belonging to someone else
  • copying pictures, images or content from one of our websites or brochures for use in marketing materials
  • copying and distributing patterns, using patterns to make products for sale (commercial use)

To protect the integrity of our products and the quality reputation they have earned, we kindly ask others to respect our intellectual property, trademarks and copyrights.  If in doubt, contact us and ask -- we're friendly and we'll help you make things right if you think you have infringed by mistake.  If someone points out that your website or other marketing materials are infringing, we send you a short note explaining how you can become compliant with copyright and trademark laws. It's always best to deal with these issues before it becomes thorny!

We understand that not everyone is familiar with trademarks and copyrights.  We also understand that it's possible for someone to stumble upon a name or idea that's exactly the same as the one we may own.  If we notice you are infringing on our property rights, we'll send you a kind note explaining how to make things right and allow you a couple of weeks to fix things up.  Sometimes people disregard laws completely or disregard our requests to make things right, in that case we might look like a mama grizzly defending her cubs!

Our family of websites, collectively referred to as Wazoodle Websites, includes: Wazoodle.com, DiaperCoop.com, DiaperMaker.com, KamSnaps.net, and LittleGreenBear.com.  All of their contents, including but not limited to articles, other text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, logos, titles, characters, names, graphics and button icons are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States, Canada, as well as international conventions and the laws of other countries.

You may use Wazoodle's trademarks with appropriate trademark attribution.  You cannot reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, transfer or sell any Intellectual Property, information, or products obtained from or through a Wazoodle Website, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of Wazoodle.   Other trademarks, service marks, product names and company names or logos appearing on these Wazoodle Websites that are not owned by Wazoodle may not be used without express permission from their owners.

Additionally, unless otherwise expressly permitted, websites may not frame content or link to any page other than the homepage of any Wazoodle Website.

Using our Copyrighted Materials

Wazoodle copyrights a wide range of material including website content, video and print tutorials, patterns and guides.   It is our policy to grant permission to persons wishing to reproduce our material for most uses providing the copyright attribution notices are conspicuously placed in an appropriate area.  If you want to reproduce our content in items for sale, such as patterns, or products made from our patterns, you will need a license to do so. 

Some of our works are released into the public domain; some are available under Creative Commons licenses.  A list of these products is included at the end of this document.

Trademarks

The table below contains a list of Wazoodle trademarks.  When using the marks in websites presentations and printed materials, include the appropriate TM, or ® symbol on first use.   It's also required that you use the appropriate trademark attribution notice, for example: Zorb and DiaperMaker are trademarks of Wazoodle Fabrics.

You may not use these trademarks in a generic way, or in any way that may confuse or contest ownership of the trademark. 

The list also includes suggested generic terms for each trademark, these are provided for situations where you may have unknowingly used a Wazoodle trademark and are looking for a quick remedy.   For all websites and publications that do not meet the criteria for using one of our trademarks, we recommend using the generic alternative trademark. (Note: These generic terms are only suggestions, and there may be other words that are equally appropriate.)

For more information on how to use Wazoodle trademarks, refer below to the section titled, "Guidelines for Using Wazoodle Trademarks".

The absence of a product name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of Wazoodle's trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.

 

 WAZOODLE TRADEMARK LIST

APPLIES TO

GENERIC TERM(S)

Zorb®, Zorb II™

cloth used as an absorbent medium for medical, incontinence, and cleanup.  Also includes graphic logo.

absorbent cloth, wadding

ProCool™

textiles made from wicking yarns primarily used in applications that require wicking, filtering or high percolation rates

wicking fabrics

DiaperMaker™

a range of textiles used for diaper making

diaper making fabrics and notions

Diaper Maker®

a range of textiles used for diaper making

diaper making fabrics and notions

ProCare®

waterproof textiles used as fluid barriers in medical products, waterproof bags,  and bedding

wipe able barrier fabric

Wazoodle® 

company name, graphic logo

 

Little Green Bear™

company name, line of DSQ diapers, bags, patterns and kits, graphic logo

 

Tuckables™

type of contoured soaker used in hybrid diapers

 

DiaperCoop™

meeting and buying side for buying groups pooling buying, graphic logo

 diaper co-op, co-op

 

 

Guidelines for Using Wazoodle Trademarks and Copyrights

These guidelines are for customers, and other parties wishing to use Wazoodle's trademarks, or images in promotional, advertising, instructional, or reference materials, or on their web sites, products, labels, or packaging.  Use of Wazoodle trademarks may be generally prohibited, unless expressly authorized.

If you are a licensee of a Wazoodle trademark or logo and have been provided with special trademark usage guidelines with your license agreement, please follow those guidelines. If your license agreement does not provide usage guidelines, then follow these guidelines.

Wazoodle trademarks, trade names, content, and images are valuable assets. In following these guidelines, you help us protect our valuable trademark and copyright rights. By using a Wazoodle trademark, in whole or in part, you are acknowledging that Wazoodle is the sole owner of the trademark and promising that you will not interfere with Wazoodle’s rights in the trademark, including challenging Wazoodle’s use, registration of, or application to register such trademark, alone or in combination with other words, and that you will not harm, misuse, or bring into disrepute any Wazoodle trademark.

Using Wazoodle Trademarks

 Only Wazoodle and those authorized in writing may use a Wazoodle-owned logo on websites, advertising, promotional, and sales materials.

You may use a Wazoodle trademark in connection with book titles, magazines, and conferences. 

In all authorized uses you must comply with the following: providing you comply with the following

a. The Wazoodle-owned logo or trademark is not part of your product name.
b. The Wazoodle-owned logo or trademark is used in a referential phrase such as “made with,” “includes,” or “for,”
c. The  Wazoodle-owned logo or trademark appears less prominent than your product name
d. The product does in fact contain the material referenced
e. The reference to Wazoodle does not create a sense of endorsement, guarantee, or false association with Wazoodle
f.  The use does not show Wazoodle or its products in a false or derogatory light.
g. A trademark attribution notice is included in the credit section giving notice of Wazoodle’s ownership of its trademark(s).

Unauthorized Use of Wazoodle Trademarks

1. Company, Product, or Service Name: You may not use or register, in whole or in part any other Wazoodle trademark, including Wazoodle-owned logo or graphic as or as part of a company name, trade name, product name, product category, or service name.

2. Wazoodle-owned Graphic Symbols: You may not use a Wazoodle-owned graphic or logo, or icon on or in connection with web sites, products, packaging, manuals, promotional/advertising materials, or for any other purpose except pursuant to an express written consent from Wazoodle

3. Variations, Takeoffs or Abbreviations: You may not use an image or other variation of a Wazoodle-owned logo for any purpose. Third parties cannot use a variation, phonetic equivalent, foreign language equivalent, takeoff, or abbreviation of a Wazoodle trademark for any purpose. For example:

Not acceptable:   Waz Oodle    Zorb Lite      ProKool       Diap'rMaker

4. Disparaging Manner: You may not use a Wazoodle trademark or any other Wazoodle-owned graphic symbol, logo, or icon in a disparaging manner.

5. Website Category, Meta tag Domain Names: You may not use an identical or virtually identical Wazoodle trademark as a second level domain name or as a product category in a Webstore.

Not acceptable in domains:    'wazoodle.myfabricstore.com”     “mystore.com/procool”     “zorb-fabric.com”     “diapermakermart.com” 

Not acceptable in Meta information and category names:    'wazoodle fabric”     “procool”     “zorb fabrics”     “diaper maker fabrics”

How to properly use Wazoodle Trademarks

1. Trademarks are adjectives used to modify nouns; the noun is the generic name of a product or service.

2. As adjectives, trademarks may not be used in the plural or possessive form.

Correct: Two-pack of Little Green Bear diapers.

Not Correct: Two-pack of Little Green Bears.

3. An appropriate generic term must appear after the trademark the first time it appears in a printed piece, and as often as is reasonable after that. 

4. Always spell and capitalize Wazoodle’s trademarks exactly as they are shown in the Wazoodle Trademark List. Do not shorten or abbreviate Wazoodle product names. Do not make up names that contain Wazoodle trademarks.


Proper Trademark Notice and Attribution

1. Refer to the Wazoodle Trademark List for the correct trademark symbol, spelling of the trademark, and generic term to use with the trademark. Generally, the symbol mark appears at the right and superscript to the trademark.

2. Use the appropriate trademark symbol (™, ©, ®) the first time the Wazoodle trademark appears in the copy or text.

3. Include an attribution of Wazoodle's ownership of its trademarks within the credit notice section of your article, publication, website, product, product documentation, or other product communication.

Following are the correct formats:

_________ and _______ are registered trademarks of Wazoodle Fabrics.

_________ and _______ are trademarks of Wazoodle Fabrics.

Please contact us using the contact link at the bottom of any page on this website to inquire further.

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