Waiver to the Windows Logo License Agreement for Hardware Version 2014 (“LLA”) for use of the Windows Symbol on devices


 

To address OEM feedback about the use of the Windows Symbol on devices, Microsoft is providing new size options and flexibility about the clear space and placement requirements for that logo.

These are the new requirements:

  • The Windows Symbol is now available in sizes ranging from 3 mm to 9 mm wide.
  • The required minimum clear space around the logo is being reduced to 0.5 mm from 1 mm. This is true also for the Windows 8 Hotkey Glyphs, Near Field Proximity Logo, and Application Icon.
  • Button placement requirements for the Windows Symbol are now found in the Windows Hardware Certification Requirements details. More flexible placement guidelines are provided.
  • The additional size and placement options for the Windows Symbol are available to all device types, regardless of screen dimensions.

If you have any questions regarding this communication or the LLA, please contact Microsoft in writing as provided in the notices section of the LLA.

Except as indicated above, the obligations under the LLA remain in full force and are neither waived nor modified.

The LLA and all communications related to it are covered under the existing non-disclosure obligations between the OEM and Microsoft Corporation.

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