On this page you’ll find some guidelines to help you use our brand and assets, including our logo, content and trademarks without having to negotiate legal agreements for each use. To make any use of our marks in a way not covered by these guidelines, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a visual mockup of intended use.
The Japanese logo comes in two variations, the logotype and the glyph. You can download our logos individually by clicking the image, or download all of our logos, here.
When using the Japanese logo with other logos and graphic elements, please leave about 50% whitespace on each side between the Japanese logo or app icons and other elements.
Please refrain from adding any sort of additional text as in motto, tagline etc. to our logo.
The glyph logo can be used on light or dark backgrounds. If using the logotype, please use the white-text version for dark backgrounds, and the black-text version for light backgrounds.
If you would like to print in black and white, please use the following logos:
Please refrain from editing, changing, distorting, recoloring and/or reconfiguring our logo.
Japanese is currently available on the Apple iOS and the Google Android platforms. Please download the correct icon for the relevant operating system.
When referring to Japanese in writing, the “J” of Japanese is always capitalized:
Rather write Japanese in plain text than embedding the logo into text.
The colors that make Japanese, Japanese:
You’re more than welcome to use unaltered screenshots of Japanese for instructional purposes. However, please don't superimpose graphics, change the way our product looks. You can annotate screenshots as long as the annotations are distinct from the original screenshot. You can find dedicated screenshots in our press kit.
Please don't use our name, logos, or brand materials in ways that might be confusing, misleading, or suggest our sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation. For example if used in marketing materials, your name and logo should be more prominent than the Japanese name or logo. Please don’t alter the way the logo looks.
Please check in with us before using our logo on websites, products, packaging, manuals, or for other commercial or product use.
You can use our brand materials for educational and instructional purposes, but please remember that they shouldn't be used in a confusing or misleading way, or suggest our sponsorship.
Please remember to include this statement (or something like it) in your printed materials: "(Title) is not affiliated with or otherwise sponsored by Japanese or its parent company Renzo Inc."
Please don't use our name as a part of your company or service name, website name, trade name, or product name. Don't use our logo or incorporate our logo into yours. Don't use a domain name containing "Japanese" or any confusingly similar words.
If you use Japanese and want to use our logo to link to our site, you can use our logo if it meets the rest of these guidelines. For example, "we use Japanese! [linked logo or link near logo]."
We don't generally allow third parties to make, sell, or give away anything with our name or logo on it.
To make any use of our marks in a way not covered by these guidelines, please contact us at email@example.com and include a visual mockup of intended use. (Please note that no response doesn't mean approval and that we're currently only able to respond to inquiries made in English, German or Japanese).
By using Japanese brand materials, you agree to the Japanese Terms of Service, these Japanese branding guidelines, and all Japanese rules and policies, as may be updated from time to time. You also acknowledge that Japanese is the sole owner of Japanese trademarks, promise not to interfere with Japanese's rights in them, and acknowledge that goodwill derived from their use accrues only to Japanese. Japanese may review use of the branding materials at any time and reserves the right to terminate or modify any use.