|Fudge System Trademark License|
If you wish to use the Fudge logos (with the "swoosh" die), you'll need to agree to and follow the Fudge System Trademark License and Usage Guidelines. Note that this license also requires you to agree to and follow the Open Game License.
With this Fudge System Trademark License (hereinafter “FSTL”), Grey Ghost Press, Inc. (“Grey Ghost”) is pleased to grant you a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to use its Fudge-related trademarks to indicate that your game material is compatible with the Fudge Roleplaying Game system.
1. Acceptance of Terms:
2. Trademark Ownership:
3. Agreement Not to Contest:
4. License to Use:
You may use the Licensed Marks solely to indicate that your product is Fudge-compatible. You may not use the Licensed Marks except on or in connection with products that are fully Fudge-compatible.
All uses of the Licensed Marks will be in compliance of the terms of this license and also the Fudge System Trademark Usage Guidelines (the “Guidelines”), as found at http://www.fudgerpg.com/publishers. The Guidelines may be modified from time to time, in which case Grey Ghost shall make every reasonable effort to notify you of such modifications, provided you have registered as a Fudge Publisher (see “Registering as a Fudge Publisher,” attached).
Any other use of the Licensed Marks, except as allowed under “fair use” provisions of United States intellectual property law, is expressly forbidden and constitutes an infringement of Grey Ghost’s intellectual property rights.
You have no rights of any kind in the Licensed Marks, except to the extent granted by this FSTL. You acknowledge that this license does not grant you any rights with respect to any other Grey Ghost trademarks.
5. Compliance with the Open Game License:
8. Breach and Cure:
a. In the event that you are in breach of this license and fail to cure your breach within the 30-day notice period, this License will be deemed terminated without further written notice to you. Upon termination, you shall immediately stop all use of the Licensed Marks and destroy any inventory or marketing material in your possession bearing the Licensed Marks. You will at your sole expense remove any use of the Licensed Marks from your advertising, web site, letterhead, or any other use.
b. This license is revocable at will by Grey Ghost at Grey Ghost’s sole discretion. In the event Grey Ghost revokes your right to use the covered trademarks, you may deplete existing inventory that is otherwise in compliance with the terms of this License and the Guidelines.
10. Maintenance and Warranties:
The Licensed Marks are provided to you on an “AS IS” basis, Grey Ghost makes no warranties whatsoever regarding the Licensed Marks, such as noninfringement. In no event will Grey Ghost be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use or distribution of the Licensed Marks.
THE ELECRONIC FILES FOR THE LICENSED MARKS ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. GREY GHOST DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THEY ARE FREE FROM ERROR, OR AS TO THEIR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
11. Changes to Terms of the License:
If you agree to the terms of this License, you may download the Licensed Mark files from the fudgerpg.com website and/or proceed to use the Licensed Marks in your Fudge-related materials, provided you use them in accordance with the terms of the Guidelines. Downloading or commencement of use will be deemed to be acceptance of all of the terms of the FSTL.
 The OGL provides that licensees will not use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed, and that the owner of any Product Identity used in or on game content – in this case, Grey Ghost Press, Inc. – shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.
Requirements for using the Fudge Logo:
These requirements apply for any material published, commercially or not, in electronic media or paper or book format or other format, that uses the Licensed Marks (as defined in the Fudge System Trademark License (FSTL), each of which is sometimes referred to below as a “logo.”
The primary requirements are: You must include the “About Fudge” paragraph and the proper copyright notices, and you need to make sure you’re using the trademarks correctly.
The “About Fudge” Paragraph (including Copyright Notice)
If you are using any of the Licensed Marks with any material you create or publish, you must include the following “About Fudge” paragraph:
“About Fudge: Fudge is a roleplaying game written by Steffan O’Sullivan, with extensive input from the Usenet community of rec.games.design and other online forums. The core rules of Fudge are available free on the Internet at http://www.fudgerpg.com and other sites. Fudge was designed to be customized, and may be used with any gaming genre. Fudge gamemasters and game designers are encouraged to modify Fudge to suit their needs, and to share their modifications and additions with the Fudge community. The Fudge game system is copyrighted ©2000, 2005 by Grey Ghost Press, Inc., and is available for use under the Open Game License. See the fudgerpg.com website for more information.”
If you are using any of the Licensed Marks in any advertising or promotional materials, you must include the following, abridged paragraph:
“About Fudge: The Fudge game system is copyrighted ©2000, 2005 by Grey Ghost Press, Inc. and is available for use under the Open Game License. See the fudgerpg.com website for more information.”
In addition to the About Fudge paragraph, the following notice must appear on or in any product using the Licensed Marks:
“The Fudge [or Fudge System] logo is a trademark of Grey Ghost Press, Inc., and is used under license. Logo design by Daniel M. Davis, www.agyris.net.”
These notices may be included in Section 15 of the Open Game License (also required to be published with any material published under the FSTL) and/or presented elsewhere. However, they must also be readily visible and located in a reasonable section on your product itself (on the copyrights or credits page, for example). For material published as web pages, the “About Fudge” paragraph and trademark notices may be on a separate web page, but there must be a clearly visible and labeled link (“About Fudge and Trademark Notices”) from the page containing the material to the page containing the required paragraph and notices.
Proper Use of Trademarks
Trademarks incorporated into text should always be used as an adjective, never as a noun. Proper use would thus be:
“This book uses the [Logo]™ rules.”
You must include the “TM” symbol immediately after the trademark in superscript or subscript form. The trademark symbol must appear in the first use of the logo in the body of text, although it is not necessary to include the TM symbol in subsequent appearances of the trademark within that text.
Typography, Design, and Color
You may not alter the typography, design, or color of the Licensed Marks in any way except as specified below.
Color Versus Greyscale
The Licensed Marks are available in two versions: a color version (black on white with spot colors gray and red) and a greyscale version. The former is useful for websites, color covers or color interior pages on books, and other presentations of your material that can use colors. The latter is useful for material printed with black ink (whether that’s a book or a printout from a downloaded file or other media).
You are responsible for choosing the correct version of the logo for your specific material. You will not be held responsible for any printouts or other manufacturing of your material that is not under your control. (For example, you’re not responsible for the color of the ink used by someone else in printing out a downloaded copy of your material.)
Minimum Size and Resolution
The Licensed Marks must be reproduced at a minimum size of one-half inch in width by four-tenths of an inch in height.
If using the Licensed Marks as a graphic on a website, the minimum dimensions in pixels is 36 (width) by 29 (height).
If using the Licensed Marks in print media (including electronic files designed to be downloaded and printed), the logo must be reproduced at high enough resolution to be legible and without “jaggies” – in other words, make it look good. We suggest a resolution of 200-300 dpi (dots per inch).
Dimensions and Distortions
You may not distort the logo in any way, by stretching it more in one direction than another or skewing it or applying to it any graphical textures or effects. You may not overprint any part of the logo with another graphic or with additional text. Nor may you overprint the logo onto a distracting or confusing background. All parts of the logo must remain visible, clear, and legible.
Minimum Clear Space and Placement
You must allow enough clear space around all sides of the logo to ensure its clarity. If reproducing the logo at a small size, leave a minimum of ¼ inch of clear space around all sides of the logo. The larger the logo, the more clear space you should allow. The logo should be prominent but not overwhelm the design of the web page, book cover, advertisement, or other presentation of your materials.
Advertising and Marketing
You may use the logo in advertising and marketing, provided you include the text “The [Fudge/ Fudge System] logo is a trademark of Grey Ghost Press, Inc., and is used under license.” in a legible font in the advertisement or marketing material.
You may not use a Licensed Mark or any part of a Licensed Mark as a decorative illustration or graphic element or as a basis for a logo of your own design. You may not place a Licensed Mark in such close proximity to any other trademark as to make it appear that the two are related or that they are a composite mark. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any third-party trademark in conjunction with a work pertaining to Fudge except as expressly licensed by Grey Ghost.
Questions? Contact Ann Dupuis of Grey Ghost Games.