OpenWrt Trademarks

OpenWrt is committed to protect and ensure consistent usage of its trademark, logos, and styles and also make it easier for every bonafide user to use. As a part of this process, the OpenWrt trademark is a registered United States trademark of Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), managed by the OpenWrt project.

The OpenWrt trademark was first registered the 30th of December of 2014, but has been in use since October 2003.

Version: 1.0 Published: 10 October 2016

Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) owns a number of trademarks in both word and logo form including brands, slogans, styles. This policy encompasses all marks, in word and logo form, collectively referred to as OpenWrt trademarks. You can see a non-exhaustive list of OpenWrt trademarks, including both registered and unregistered (but otherwise legally recognized) trademarks at our trademarks page.

The objective of this trademark policy is:

  1. to encourage widespread use and adoption of the OpenWrt trademarks,
  2. to clarify proper usage of OpenWrt trademarks by third parties,
  3. to prevent misuse of OpenWrt trademarks that can confuse or mislead users with respect to OpenWrt or its affiliates.

Please note that it is not the goal of this policy to limit commercial activity around OpenWrt. We encourage businesses to work on OpenWrt while being compliant with this policy.

Following are the guidelines for the proper use of OpenWrt trademarks by publishers and other third parties. Any use of or reference to OpenWrt trademarks that is inconsistent with these guidelines, or other unauthorized use of or reference to OpenWrt trademarks, or use of marks that are confusingly similar to OpenWrt trademarks, is prohibited and may violate OpenWrt trademark rights.

Any use of OpenWrt trademarks in a misleading and false manner or in a manner that disparages OpenWrt, such as untruthful advertising, is always prohibited.

  1. You can use OpenWrt trademarks to make true factual statements about OpenWrt or communicate compatibility with your product truthfully.
  2. Your intended use qualifies as nominative fair use of the OpenWrt trademarks, i.e., merely identifying that you are talking about OpenWrt in a text, without suggesting sponsorship or endorsement.
  3. You can use OpenWrt trademarks to describe or advertise your services or products relating to OpenWrt in a way that is not misleading.
  4. You can use OpenWrt trademarks to describe OpenWrt in articles, titles or blog posts.
  5. You can make t-shirts, desktop wallpapers, caps, or other merchandise with OpenWrt trademarks for non-commercial usage.
  6. You can also make merchandise with OpenWrt trademarks for commercial usage. In case of commercial usage, we recommend that you truthfully advertise to customers which part of the selling price, if any, will be donated to the OpenWrt project. See our donations page for more information on how to donate to the OpenWrt project.
  1. You cannot use OpenWrt trademarks in any way that suggests an affiliation with or endorsement by the OpenWrt project or community, if the same is not true.
  2. You cannot use OpenWrt trademarks in a company or organization name or as the name of a product or service.
  3. You cannot use a name that is confusingly similar to OpenWrt trademarks.
  4. You cannot use OpenWrt trademarks in a domain name, with or without commercial intent.
  1. Use the OpenWrt trademarks in a manner that makes it clear that your project is related to the OpenWrt project, but that it is not part of OpenWrt, produced by the OpenWrt project, or endorsed by the OpenWrt project.
  2. Acknowledge Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC)'s ownership of the OpenWrt trademark prominently.
    [TRADEMARK] is a (registered, if applicable) trademark owned by Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC)
  3. Include a disclaimer of sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by OpenWrt on your website and on all related printed materials.
    X PROJECT is not affiliated with OpenWrt. OpenWrt is a registered trademark owned by Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC)
  4. Distinguish the OpenWrt trademarks from the surrounding words by italicizing, bolding or underlining it.
  5. Use the OpenWrt trademarks in their exact form, neither abbreviated or hyphenated, nor combined with any other word or words.
  6. Do not create acronyms using the OpenWrt trademarks.
  7. You always have to include a reference to either in written form or as a hyperlink.

When in doubt about the use of OpenWrt trademarks, or to request permission for uses not allowed by this policy, please send an email to with subject Trademark Use Request; be sure to include the following information in the body of your message:

  • Name of the User
  • Name of the organization/project
  • Purpose of Use (commercial/non-commercial)
  • Nature of Use

This policy may be revised from time to time and updated versions shall be available at OpenWrt Trademarks.

  • Do not use the OpenWrt logos as part of your company logo or product logo or branding itself. They can be used as part of a page describing your products or services.
  • You need not ask us for permission to use logos on your own website solely as a hyperlink to the OpenWrt project website. For any queries with respect to these guidelines, please send an email to
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