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Trademarks owned by IBM
This is a current listing of United States trademarks owned by International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") and might also be trademarks or registered trademarks in other countries. Please note that laws concerning use and marking of trademarks or product names vary by country. Always consult a local attorney for additional guidance.
Not all common law marks used by IBM are listed on this page. Because of the large number of products marketed by IBM, IBM's practice is to list only the most important of its common law marks. Failure of a mark to appear on this page does not mean that IBM does not use the mark nor does it mean that the product is not actively marketed or is not significant within its relevant market.
Those trademarks followed by ® are registered trademarks of IBM in the United States; those followed by ™ are trademarks or common law marks of IBM in the United States.
This list is not a comprehensive list of all IBM trademarks.
Last Updated: December, 2013
Next Update: January, 2014
Active Cloud Engine™
AFP Font Collection for S/390™
Ahead of the Threat®
Algo Financial Modeler®
Application Region Manager™
Applications on Demand®
BCASE: IBM Business Partner Sales Enablement App for Midsize Business™
BE IN COMMAND®
Blade Network Technologies®
BladeCenter iSCSI Bladeboot™
Calibrated Vectored Cooling™
Campaign Designer Marketing Link™
Click to Cloud™
Communications System for Windows NT™
Component Business Model™
Data Center Family®
Data Collection Services™
Data Collection Solution™
DataMirror Transformation Server®
DB2 Client Application Enablers™
DB2 OLAP Server™
DB2 Universal Database™
Decade of Smart™
Defect Reduction Method™
DIA Data Integrity Assurance®
Distributed Relational Database Architecture™
Document Retrieval Assistant™
Electronic Service Agent™
Enterprise Document Management System™
Enterprise Storage Server®
Enterprise Workload Manager™
Express Servers and Storage™
First Failure Support Technology™
First Failure Support Technology/2™
Full Economy Model™
Genelco Enterprise Suite+®
Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™
Global Business Services®
Global Innovation Outlook™
Global Process Management Framework™
Global Technology Services®
IBM 5 in 5™
IBM Certified Used Equipment™
IBM Clarity 7™
IBM Component Business Model™
IBM Consumer Wallet™
IBM Diagnostics View™
IBM Enterprise IT Financing Facility™
IBM Factory Operations Executive™
IBM Flex System®
IBM Flex System Manager™
IBM Flexible Credit™
IBM Next Five in Five™
IBM Payments Directors Gateway™
IBM Payment Registry™
IBM Payment Server™
IBM Project Financing™
IBM Process Reference Model for IT™
IBM Public Health Solution for Disease Surveillance and Management®
IBM Receivables Purchase™
IBM Service Management Model™
IBM Service Management Solutions™
IBM Services Reference Model for IT™
IBM Social Business®
IBM Solution Connection™
IBM Speech to Speech Translator™
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™
IBM TotalStorage® Proven
IBM Virtual Innovation Center™
Improvement Driven Organization®
Information on Demand®
Initiate Identity Hub®
Initiate Master Data Service®
Integrate in Days®,
Integrated Language Environment®
Integrated Systems Solutions®
Joint Packaging Platform™
Know Your Risk®
Let's Build A Smarter Planet®
Linear Tape File System™
Lotus Discovery Server®
Lotus Enterprise Integrator®
Make It All Count®
Making the World Work Better®
Managing the World's Infrastructure®
Measure What Matters®
Monitoring On Demand®
On Demand Community®
PASW the Predictive Analytics Company®
Power Systems Software™
Print Services Facility™
Processor Resource/Systems Manager™
Protect More. Store Less®
Query Management Facility™
Race to Zero™
Rational Developer Network®
Rational Team Concert™
Ready Pack for Cloud™
Real-time Compression Appliance™
Red Brick Vista®
Resource Measurement Facility™
RT Personal Computers®
Scalable POWERparallel Systems®
Search Done Right®
Service Request Manager®
Seven Keys To Success®
SMART SOA Social Network™
Smarter Cities Challenge®
Smarter Public Safety®
Socially Forward Business®
Software as Services™
STOP TALKING START DOING™
Star Integration Server®
System Storage DS®
Systems Application Architecture®
Systems Director VMControl™
Texas Memory Systems®
The Experience of Now®
The Greater IBM Connection™
The New Era of Risk Management®
The Next Utility®
Tivoli Enterprise Console®
Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack®
Transforming Assets into Business Value™
Trusted Source of Network Truth®
Variable Stripe RAID™
Ventures in Collaboration™
Visibility Control Automation®
What's Your AQ®
Workload Partitions Manager™
World Community Grid®
World's Fastest Storage®
Logos and design marks
AIS APPLIED INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS® and device
EMPTORIS® and device
XCITEC® and device
Flame Logo (Watchfire)®
IBM Business Partner®
IBM TotalStorage® Proven
On Demand Community®
Tivoli Business Partner™
Watson Large Thinking Animation™
Watson Small Thinking Animation™
World Community Grid®
Fair Use guidelines for use and reference of IBM trademarks
IBM trademarks include the famous IBM eight-bar logo and other designs and logos owned and used by IBM, as well as IBM product and service names. IBM takes great care in the development and protection of its trademarks and reserves all rights of ownership of its trademarks.
Use of IBM logos
IBM carefully limits the use of its logos. No other company may use IBM logos unless it has the express written permission of IBM, or is licensed by IBM to do so.
To obtain permission to use any IBM logo, contact your IBM representative or the IBM Call Center at 1-800-IBM4YOU (1-800-426-4968) and ask for Corporate Branding.
Fair use of IBM trademarks
"Fair use" of IBM trademarks, that is, use by a third party without express permission or license, is limited to text-only references to IBM trademarks such as product and service names, and excludes IBM logos.
In such references, you must be truthful, must not disparage IBM, and must not mislead the public. You must be clear and accurate as to the nature of the relationship between IBM and your company, its products, and its services.
Following are two common types of fair use:
- When you are specifically referring to IBM products. For example... IBM WebSphere software is a middleware platform.
- When you are indicating that an IBM product is compatible with another product. For Examples: a) XYZ is compatible with IBM WebSphere software products; b) XYZ for IBM Lotus Notes.
Please note that the emphasis should be on your product name and any accompanying packaging produced by your company. Labeling should place emphasis on your product name so that it is perceived as an application, developed with, compatible with, or running on an IBM product.
General rules for proper reference to IBM product names
Following are general rules for proper usage of IBM product names
- The first use of each IBM product name mentioned in communications must be identified in a footnote or attribution. The attribution must be located either on the page/screen where the IBM trademark is used, or in the legal section of the communication or site in which it is referenced. Please note that laws concerning use of trademarks or product names vary by country. Always consult a local attorney for additional guidance. Example: IBM, MVS and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.
- In the United States, the first reference in text to all IBM product names should be preceded by IBM and followed by the proper trademark symbol. The proper symbol for registered product names is ®. The proper symbol for product names which are the subject of pending applications or are used in accordance with common law trademark principles is ™. Examples: IBM® WebSphere® is the leading software platform for e-business on demand™. The IBM® MVS™ operating system ... Rules for marking product names differ by country. You may need to seek guidance from a trademark professional.
- A product name should be used as an adjective qualifying a noun that is a generic description of the product or service. The product name should also be used in a singular form. Example: The WebSphere software family includes over 150 products ...
- Do not change the form or representation of the product name, including capitalization or punctuation. Example: WebSphere®, DB2®, Lotus®, Tivoli®
Use of "IBM" as a company name
"IBM", the 3 letters in text, is both a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation, and an abbreviation of its company name. When "IBM" is used to identify the company International Business Machines Corporation, it is called a trade name. Trade name usage typically applies when referring to a company as opposed to a particular product. It is permissible to use IBM as a possessive if you are referring to IBM the company. In that case the name does not identify goods or services (which are legally the domain of trademarks).
Incorrect use of IBM trademarks
- Do not omit a footnote/attribution for IBM trademarks.
- Do not alter the approved IBM trademark.
- Do not create any new logo for IBM or IBM product names.
- Do not incorporate any IBM product names into your company's product names.
- Do not incorporate any IBM product names into the root domain of any Web site owned by your company.
- Do not misspell or use lower case letters when using the name IBM in text.
- Do not use the IBM taglines.
- Do not connect your company name with IBM product names.
- Do not use the IBM trademark name for a product or service as a noun, or in the plural form.
- Do not misspell or incorrectly capitalize IBM trademarks. Always include the letters IBM before the trademarked IBM name on the first usage.
The listed trademarks of the following companies require attribution:
- Adobe, the Adobe logo, PostScript, and the PostScript logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries.
- IT Infrastructure Library is a registered trademark of the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency which is now part of the Office of Government Commerce.
- Linear Tape-Open, LTO, the LTO Logo, Ultrium, and the Ultrium logo are trademarks of HP, IBM Corp. and Quantum in the U.S. and other countries.
- Intel, Intel logo, Intel Inside, Intel Inside logo, Intel Centrino, Intel Centrino logo, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
- Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.
- Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
- Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.
- Cell Broadband Engine is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both and is used under license therefrom.
- ITIL is a registered trademark, and a registered community trademark of The Minister for the Cabinet Office, and is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
Other IBM company attributions
The listed trademarks of the following IBM companies require marking and attribution:
- Behavioral Fingerprinting®, Connect Control Center®, Connect:Direct®, Connect:Enterprise®, Cruiser™, Data Factory™, Gentran®, Gentran:Basic®, Gentran:Control®, Gentran:Director®, Gentran:Plus®, Gentran:Realtime®, Gentran:Server®, Gentran:Viewpoint®, Mantra®, N® logo, Netezza®, Netezza Performance Server®, NPS®, Pintail™, Skimmer®, Sterling Commerce®, Sterling Information Broker®, Sterling Integrator® and TwinFin® are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM International Group B.V., an IBM Company.
- At Your Command Continuing Education®, Banking is Business®, Batrus Hollweg International®, BHI® and device, BHI Career Management System®, BHI Talent Consulting®, BHIONLINE®, BHSELECT®, BHSELECT SR®, BrassRing®, Click and Credit®, Click and Decide®, Click and Hire®, Click and Hire® and device, Click and Link®, Click and Post®, Click and Report®, Click and Screen®, Click and Track®, Clickable Software®, Clickable Software, Inc.® and device, Companalyst®, Companalyst Executive®, Compplanner®, E11 Index®, Equassess®, Evolution®, Genesys Customer Driven HCM®, HD 360® and device, High Definition Assessment and Selection Science®, Hot Lava Mobile®, HR Success Multiplied®, IPAS®, ISI Insurance Services, Inc.® and device, iXe=s®, Job SPA Employee Engagement®, Kenexa®, Kenexa 2x Assess®, Kenexa 2x Brassring®, Kenexa 2x Mobile®, Kenexa 2x Onboard®, Kenexa 2x Perform®, Kenexa 2x Recruit®, Kenexa Careertracker®, Kenexa Customer Satisfaction Indicator Assessment®, Kenexa Engagement Indicator Assessment®, Kenexa HR Thought Leadership®, Kenexa Insight®, Kenexa Person-Job Fit®, Kenexa Prove It!®, Kenexa Recruiter®, Kenexa Sales Indicator Assessment®, Kenexa Survey Scorecard®, Kenexa Teamwork Indicator Assessment®, Makana®, Makana Motivator®, Making Social Work®, Management Success Indicator®, OTCI®, Outstart®, Outstart Participate®, Outstart TrainingEdge®, Pay Score®, Peoplequest®, Performance Plus®, Performance View®, Planning to Payment®, Proselect®, Prove It!®, Quick Select®, Research Institute Batrushollweg®, Resume=Link®, RI Research Institute Batrushollweg® and device, Safe Security Assessment for Employees®, Safe Security Assessment for Employees® and device, Salary Wizard®, Salary.com®, Sales Select®, SellingEdge®, Sink or Swim Employee Integration®, Softsim®, SQ Service Questionnaire®, SQPlus®, StraightSource™, Strategic Talent Life Cycle®, Survey Center®, Survey Insight®, Survey Vantage®, Talent Gauging®, Talent Manager®, Talentmine®, Teamfit®, Touchscore®, Tracks Around the World with Barbara Hollweb® and device, Webhire®, What Do You Pay For The World?™, Workforce by Design®, and Workforcebydesign® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Kenexa, an IBM Company.
- Automagic™, CBNO™, CDNLayer®, Challenging But Not Overwhelming™, Cloudlayer®, Flex Images™, Knowledgelayer®, Rescuelayer®, Securitylayer®, Softlayer®, Softlayer® device, Storagelayer®, and The Planet® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softlayer, Inc., an IBM Company.
- ACTIVE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT™, ACTIVE MANAGEMENT FOR ACTIVE DATA™, NINDEX®, and StoredIQ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of StoredIQ, an IBM Company.
- Worklight® is a trademark or registered trademark of Worklight, an IBM Company.