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Trusted Contributor
kris0725pl
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: 8310 curve

Facebook Icon for Launcher.

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Hi, i have questions... i can not use Faacebook icon to create Launcher for native BlackBerry Facebook?

 

I got this message today...somebody maybe report!

 

Look at this:

 

Hello, 
 

You are being contacted because your Blackberry application is not in compliance with Section V of Facebook's Platform Policy, and because it violates Facebook's trademark rights.

 

Pinky Launcher For Facebook
 
Menu for Facebook

Facebook appreciates your interest in developing Blackberrry applications that allow users to connect and share with Facebook.  While we encourage third parties to implement the Facebook API in their applications, we cannot allow third party applications to look like they might be official Facebook applications or endorsed or sponsored by Facebook. 

As we hope you can appreciate, protection of its famous trademarks is very important to Facebook.  It is in both our interest that you develop your own distinctive branding for your applications, and use Facebook's trademarks only as specifically authorized under Facebook's policies.

Your application violates Facebook’s policies and rights for one or more of the following reasons:

- Use of Facebook's F logo or a derivative ormodified version of the F logo in your application icon.  This is not allowed.  

- Use of the FACEBOOK logo.  This is notallowed.  Anywhere.

- Incorrect use of FB or the FACEBOOK trademark in your application title.  If you wish to accurately indicate that your application is compatible with Facebook, please see the following link :https://developers.facebook.com/docs/guides/policy/examples_and_explanations/branding/

No other use of FB or FACEBOOK in your application title is permitted.

The following issues may also apply: 

  • Incorrect use of Facebook’s F logo or aderivative or modified version of the F logo within your application. This is allowed only in connection with correct API implementation, and under the circumstances described in Facebook’s Brand Permission Center. 
  • Use of Facebook’s icons.
  • - Any other misleading use of Facebook’s signature look and feel that could confuse users, such as splash screens with white lower case text on a blue background or blue bar.

 

We are happy to work with you to bring your application into compliance. 

Best regards,

 

 
Susan Kawaguchi
Domain Name Manager
Facebook Legal Dept.
 

Phone - 650 485-6064

 

 

And i send for this response this message:

 

 

This is only shortscut to run BlackBerry Facebook application! Not application Facebook! In app world is many other application wit facebook icon! And this is allowed.

 

 

 

And got answer:

 

Thank you for responding so quickly.  If you read our developer's guidelines you will see that you are not allowed to use the F logo in your app icon.  We have an ongoing app compliance program and although some apps may be using our trademarks improperly it is not allowed.  
 
Please review the information I provided and revise your app 
 
Best regards, 
Susan Kawaguchi
Domain Name Manager
Facebook Legal Dept.
 

Phone - 650 485-6064

 

What do you think???? All application in name "Facebook" has ben removed from app world???

 

And this is questions...i found icon Facebook with License: "Commercial usage Allowed"

 

Maybe next patent trool like applle??? I must remove my account Faceook...**bleep**!

 

YES!!! TODAY I SUCCESFULLY REMOVED MY FB ACCOUNT!!!! I M VERY HAPPY :smileyhappy:

 

 

 

 

 

Trusted Contributor
kris0725pl
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: 8310 curve

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

Hi again...i contact wit autor of this icon Facebook and i write this questions to this autor:

This is link to Icon Facebook:

http://www.noupe.com/freebie/free-furry-cushions-social-icons-set.html

 

My questions:

 

Hi  Andreas! Your icons is amaizing!!! I have questions. I made application for facebook, this is only shortcut with icon Facebook. When user click this icon launch official facebook application. This application is for BlackBerry Device and is pay.
 
I have questions...i found on this site sweet icon:
http://www.noupe.com/freebie/free-furry-cushions-social-icons-set.html
 
And i can used this icon Facebook in my application? For commercial usage? Please reply me.
And if i can used this icon in my application i add information like this:
 
*********************************************************
I used Facebook icon from this site:
http://www.noupe.com/freebie/free-furry-cushions-social-icons-set.html
*********************************************************
 
If i have no use for commercial how many i pay you for this icon to commercial usage? I have pay pal account.
 
This is correct form? Regards Kris.

 

And i got reply today from autor of this ICON:

 

Kris,

 
yes you can use the icons in your commercial app, no need to link back to Noupe. If you really want to include credits just add my name and/or my website andreaaustoni.com
 

Thanx!

 

 

Developer
paulkayuk
Posts: 133
Registered: ‎04-30-2010
My Device: Curve 8520

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

@kris0725pl, You, Sir, are a laugh a minute. I have started to look forward to your latest daily rant.
Trusted Contributor
kris0725pl
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: 8310 curve

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

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Laughs is good for health ... I contacted with others that share icon facebook.

Here is the answer one person :

 

 

I dont know how to handle this issue. Facebook has just revised their copyright laws.

 
They dont want their logo to be use with any other color i guess.
 
I have my logos on other websites too... 
 
Today i have got an email from iconarchive.com
 
& they are too removing all facebook logos from their website.
 
i dont know why are they doing it for no reason.
 
they are emailing to everyone about "Logo Trademark Infringement"
 
i will update you soon as i will get more info about this issue.
 
anyways thanks for using my icons
 
have a nice day
 
regards,
 
 
 
This is Facebook...God...I'm so lucky to have deleted my account  Facebook.Now i'm FREE.
 
In App World is to many applications with logo "f".....You have to be careful.
Developer
jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

On http://www.facebook.com/brandpermissions/logos.php explains their policy:
1) Your Facebook Page
2) Your Facebook Group
3) An application you offer via Facebook Platform
4) Your implementation of Facebook Connect

So if you are doing either doing #3 or #4, you are probably OK.

And yes, you cannot change the color or style of their brand. It is their brand to protect.
Trusted Contributor
kris0725pl
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: 8310 curve

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

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Read this....

 

Hi, i have questions.I found this icon:
http://www.softicons.com/free-icons/social-media-icons/leather-social-media-icons-by-creative-nerds/...

And i can used this icon on my mobile application as main icon?

I see license:
License:    Freeware
Commercial usage:       Allowed

My application is pay(0.99$)

I dont have problem with Facebook TEAM when i use this icon in my
commercial project? Maybe you have license from Facebook to commercial
usage logo "f" Facebook?  

Or another questions...i can buy facebook icon with permission to use in
my all commercial project??? I need cool icon Facebook and i search
everything...and nothing found to commercial usage.Please reply me.

--
This mail is sent via contact form on Premium Creative Nerds
http://premium.creativenerds.co.uk

 

 

 

I got answer:

 

Yes your more than welcome to Kris.

Regards

Timothy xxxxx

Sent from my iPhone

So if you buy a Facebook icon that I can use it in my application?

 

I send again message to this autor:

 

Please simply reply me: YES OR NO
I can used this icon in my pay and commercail application mobile with main icon of program?
This is link to your icon:
http://www.softicons.com/free-icons/social-media-icons/leather-social-media-icons-by-creative-nerds/...

And i dont have any trouble with Facebook TEAM?

Please reply simple YES or NO.

 

 

If me reply i paste this answer.

 

 Ohhhh, i got answer very FAST!!! This is answer:

 

Hi Kris
 
Yes

Sent from my iPhone

 

Developer
jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

They are giving permission to use their image, but I suspect they do not have permission from Facebook to create derivative work from their brand. Facebook is very clear that there are unacceptable usages of their brand. Just because softicons has creative icons to download, does not mean it is legal for them to do so. It is possible that Facebook has not gotten to them yet to stop the practice.

I'm not saying it is "fair" to developers and all, but if you were Facebook, you would want to protect your brand and image since that has value to them. If someone tries to dilute the brand or make money off that brand, it is Facebooks right to try to protect it.
Developer
jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

You might want to ask softicons if they have permission from Facebook to create derivative work of their brand. Would be interested in their reply.
Trusted Contributor
kris0725pl
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: 8310 curve

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

Hey...do you see what i write above???

I asking for everything! What do you understand?

 

In reply i got clear answer: YES, you can do used my icon in commercial application with my icon Facebook.

 

Simple? Yes...simple and clear.

 

I asked whether or not I will have problems with Facebook. wrote that they do not.

 

This is stupid problem i even see.

When i buy icon for commercial ussage i dont allow to use them???

Nevermind....now i deleted my Facebook account and removed all their icon from my app and i very happy :smileyhappy:

Developer
jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Facebook Icon for Launcher.

Glad that you are happy.