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GLAM Quick License

In order to use the Wikimedia marks for a GLAM project, please fill out the license below and email it to trademarks@wikimedia.org. Make sure to check whether you need a license at all. You can read more about why we need to license the Wikipedia marks here and read the FAQs for more information.

Your License


The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., (“WMF”) hereby grants _____________________ (“you”) a non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable, non-assignable limited license to use the "puzzle globe" mark, "The 'W' icon", and the "Wikipedia wordmark" for a GLAM project, where Wikimedia project editors collaborate with a __________________ (please state one of the following: gallery, library, archive, museum, botanical or zoological garden).

The license is granted for the following project:

Participant Name: __________________________________________
Main purpose of the project: ____________________________________________
Host organization/group/individual: ___________________________
Venue & location: ________________________________________

The license is granted under the following conditions:

How can I use the mark?

Approved Use: The marks may be used on promotional material, such as flyers, posters, slide presentations, social media & email invitations, the event website, and in venue decoration with respect to the GLAM project. The use must comply with the Visual Identity Guidelines, and the rules on proper use under Section 2 of WMF’s Trademark Policy. The use must also be consistent with the Wikimedia mission and the projects for which the marks are intended to represent. Our community creates free, high quality educational material and software in an open and collaborative way. Use of our marks must reflect these qualities. You also need to make sure that any material carrying the mark are well maintained while they are in public display.

What do I need to give to WMF?

Quality Control: You will provide samples of flyers, posters, slide presentations, screenshots of digital correspondence, or mock-up when you email this license to WMF. You agree to promptly respond to WMF’s requests for additional information or to an inspection of your use.

What can’t I do?

Affiliation: Your use of the marks may not suggest that the event is affiliated or endorsed by WMF.

How long will this license last?

Termination: This license will automatically terminate after the GLAM project. WMF may terminate this license at any time by providing notice to you in any manner if it determines that the use is inconsistent with our mission or could expose community members, or movement organizations to liability.

All provisions shall survive the termination of this license except for the approved use and quality control provisions.

What else should I be aware of?

Disclaimers: WMF disclaims any responsibility for the content contained in the Wikimedia sites, including but not limited to content created and posted on the Wikimedia sites by third parties, including users of the sites.

All WMF marks are provided “as is.” WMF disclaims the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement, and any other express or implied warranties with respect to WMF marks and content. WMF will not be liable for lost profits and loss or damage to data arising out of the use of any WMF marks, or any other consequential damages. WMF’s aggregate liability arising out of this license will not exceed USD $100.

Whose law governs?

Choice of Law: The law of the state of California, without giving effect to its principles of conflicts of law, governs all adversarial proceedings arising out of this license.

How can I change the license?

Severability & No Waiver or Assignment: If any provision of this license is unenforceable, that provision will be interpreted to accomplish the objectives of that provision to the greatest extent possible and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. No failure to enforce any provision of this license will be deemed a waiver unless it is signed in writing by the party waiving the obligation. Neither party may assign any of its rights or obligations under this license without the prior written consent of the other party.

How can I get in touch with you?

Notices: Notices under this license shall be delivered to the address or email below.

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.,
1 Montgomery Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104, United States

(insert your address)


(please sign & date here)

(signature of WMF representative & date)