Logo License Agreement (LLA): Logo updates and date extensions

As a result of Microsoft having received registered trademark status for the Windows logo, the trademark symbol (™) at the bottom right of the Windows logo on the Genuine Microsoft Label (GML) will be changing to a registered trademark symbol (®). Any GML variants containing the trademark symbol (™) may be used to exhaustion. This change is effective immediately.

In addition, Microsoft has introduced a specific GML for use on Academic products, shown in the image below. Please note that as defined in the LLA, this Logo is part of the GML acquired from a GML Supplier. It may not be used in print or online.




The Windows 10 Logo (shown below) and Windows 10 Pro Logo (for systems with Windows 10) previously had an end-of-use date of October 1, 2016. However, Microsoft is now allowing use of these logos until July 31, 2017.




Finally, Microsoft is discontinuing the dark blue logo option for Windows 8-compatible and Windows 10-compatible logos. Existing labels may be used to exhaustion. No new orders for the dark blue option of the logos should be made.


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