Guidelines for using Procreate Trademarks & Copyright
These Guidelines apply to use of Procreate* trademarks and copyright by third parties, including use by licensees, customers, and other parties wishing to use any Procreate trademarks or copyright in promotional, advertising, instructional, educational or reference content, or on their websites, products, labels, or packaging.
If you become aware of these Guidelines after you start using any Procreate trademarks or copyright, you must modify your use to comply with these Guidelines within a reasonable timeframe or as otherwise directed by us.
If you wish to use any Procreate trademarks or copyright in a way that involves direct commercialisation, e.g., in paid educational content, in a book, or on a website or in an advertisement promoting paid products or services, you must submit a Permission Request Form to us. We may also consider your request for other uses of Procreate trademarks or copyright at our discretion. You must not use any Procreate trademarks or copyright way in a way that involves direct commercialisation, or which is not authorised by these Guidelines if we do not approve your use.
Consult the Procreate Trademarks List for a non-exhaustive list of Procreate trademarks.
1. Authorised Uses of Procreate Trademarks
You may use Procreate trademarks:
- to illustrate the purpose and capability of Your Product†, e.g., you can say your brush sets are for use in Procreate or that your drawing accessories are suitable for use in connection with Procreate; and
- to reference a Procreate product by way of review, or for instructional or educational purposes, e.g., a review video of Procreate Dreams or a tutorial for character design in Procreate.
2. Unauthorised Use of Procreate Trademarks
You may not use Procreate trademarks:
- as a profile or display picture on any account or platform, or as an icon for the display of Your Product. This includes copies or renditions of Procreate trademarks and incorporating a Procreate trademark or part of one into your own design; or
- in whole or in part in a URL, handle, trademark, or as part of a product name, business name, or trading name. However, you may use a Procreate trademark to describe the purpose of an account, group, topic, thread, or other online community or platform by referring to a Procreate product (e.g., “Community for Procreate Users”, “Tips for Procreate Dreams”, etc.).
3. Rules for Use of Procreate Trademarks
You may not:
- use a Procreate trademark as the most prominent feature on or in Your Product. Your own name, logo, and other brand features must be larger and more prominent than any Procreate trademark you use;
- use the word “dreams” or “pocket” independently; references must be to “Procreate Dreams” or “Procreate Pocket” respectively; or
- change the spelling, capitalisation, font or format of a Procreate trademark, e.g., “Procreate” should never appear as “ProCreate”, “Pro Create”, or “Pro-Create”.
4. Logo Guidelines:
When using any Procreate logo, you must also adhere to the Procreate Logo Guidelines.
5. Symbols and Attributions:
When using our trademarks, we ask that in relation to the:
- "Procreate” trademark, you use the symbol ® in superscript at the upper right hand of the trademark, e.g., Procreate®.
- "Procreate Dreams” trademark, the letters TM in superscript at the upper right hand of the trademark, e.g., Procreate Dreams™.
- Please also include a notice which clearly states that the trademarks “Procreate” and “Procreate Dreams”, and copyright in Procreate products, are owned by Savage Interactive Pty Ltd and are used with authorisation. You may use the following or similar wording: “The Procreate and Procreate Dreams trademarks, and related copyright, in both the branding and software for which the marks are used, are owned by Savage Interactive Pty Ltd and are used with authorisation.”
6. Rules for Use of Procreate Copyright:
- You may use screenshots and screen recordings of Procreate products, provided that the screenshots and recordings are captured by you, or your employees or contractors, and do not depict content that is not owned by or validly licensed to you. However, you may use our screenshots and recordings in product review content.
- Protecting and promoting the rights of artists is important to us. For this reason, you may not share screenshots or recordings of any sample projects contained in a Procreate product in a way that falsely suggests or implies you are the creator of the work. This extends to where you have modified a sample project: making changes to a sample project does not mean you now own the work. If you do use a screenshot or recording showing a sample project, please credit the applicable artist. You can find the name of the artist in the Canvas Information section in Procreate or in the Properties section in Procreate Dreams. You are not permitted to export sample projects from Procreate products.
- You may not share screenshots or recordings of sample projects contained in a Procreate product, except for the purpose of Procreate product reviews, and you must not otherwise share sample projects in any way.
7. Names, phrases and images similar to Procreate Trademarks:
- You may not create any registration which incorporates a Procreate trademark in whole or in part, or which incorporates wording or imagery which is substantially or misleadingly similar to a Procreate trademark.
- You may not use a name, URL, icon, profile or display picture, logo, slogan, or any other word, phrase, or image, that is substantially or misleadingly similar to any Procreate trademark. This includes incorporating any trademark, or part thereof, into another word, phrase or image.
8. General Rules for Using Procreate Trademarks and Copyright:
- You must make it clear that Your Product is not owned by or affiliated with Procreate, unless you have our express prior written authorisation to do otherwise. Our key considerations are avoiding consumer confusion and enhancing user experience.
- You may not use any Procreate trademark or copyright in a way that suggests editorial material has been written or endorsed by or represents the opinions of Procreate or a Procreate employee unless you have our express prior written authorisation to do otherwise.
- You must use Procreate trademarks and copyright in a way that reflects and references Procreate and Procreate products accurately.
- You may not use any Procreate trademarks or copyright in a way that is misleading, deceptive, obscene, defamatory, libellous, disparaging, infringing, or otherwise objectionable to Procreate (in our absolute discretion).
- You may not use any Procreate trademarks or copyright on any website, etc. that contains or displays adult content, promotes gambling, or involves the sale of tobacco or alcohol.
- You may not use any Procreate trademarks or copyright on any website or platform which violates any law or regulation.
- You may not copy the look and feel or key visual or functional aspects of any Procreate trademarks or copyright, any Procreate product or website, or other Procreate content, including user interface, typeface, etc.
- You may not manufacture, sell or give away merchandise which displays any Procreate trademark or copyright, unless we expressly agree in advance.
Following these guidelines will help you develop your own unique and recognisable brand with its own inherent value. It will also help you ensure you don’t infringe our trademarks or other intellectual property rights or engage in illegal unfair competition.
If you fail to follow these Guidelines or obtain permission from us as outlined above, we may be required to take legal action to protect our brand or to help avoid market confusion.
If you have any questions or are aware of any use of any Procreate trademarks or copyright which is in breach of these Guidelines, please let us know.
* Procreate, we, us means Savage Interactive Pty Ltd and its affiliated entities.
† Your Product means products and services you offer and material you create and share, and includes promotional, advertising, instructional, educational, review and reference content, or other content on your websites, social media accounts and other platforms, products, labels, or packaging.