Using Social Media Trademarks

by | Jan 30, 2014 | How To, Social Media | 0 comments

social mediaUsing social media logos is not just website design issues but is also a legal issue. I am not a lawyer and am providing this blogpost for basic information. Specific questions should be directed to a lawyer.  

Social media connection is a key part of communication in today’s world and an important element in Worship Times’ website design. It’s important to remember that the familiar icons of the social media world are trademarked. Yes, you can use social media logos on your church’s website; however, you don’t want to violate the trademark.

You can use buttons with social media logos that take a visitor to your church’s page on that social media site. You don’t want to, for example, incorporate your church’s logo into an F in a blue square.

The rule of thumb to remember is that the icons need to stay as they are.

For more specifics, check out the guidelines for each social media site. Most of them also have logos that you can download and use. Sometimes there are specific guidelines for logos such as YouTube not wanting their logo incorporated into a sentence. It’s ok to write “find us on Youtube” but not “find us on (YouTube logo).”
Here are some of the most common sites’ guidelines:


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