Lycos Trademark Usage Guidelines

The Lycos Inc. ("Lycos" or the "Company") trademark identifies the services provided by Lycos and distinguishes them from all others. Our trademark promises consumers a distinction with respect to these services and strengthens the protection and promotion of our products. The Company's legal rights in its marks can be defended only if they are used correctly at all times in all forms of media. Therefore, it is critical that all employees, customers, licensees and third party users familiarize themselves with, and abide by, the following use guidelines.


These use guidelines apply to all Lycos employees, licensees, vendors, customers, and other third parties ("Users"). If you are a licensee, your agreement may include specific guidelines governing use of trademarks and logos. If so, please follow the guidelines specified in the agreement you signed. If your agreement has no special guidelines governing use, or if you are an unlicensed third party, please follow the guidelines specified herein. If you have downloaded trademarks or logos from a Lycos website, you agree to be bound in accordance with the usage guidelines set forth at that site.

In most circumstances Lycos's prior written permission is required in order to use any Lycos trademark or logo. If you are in doubt of your permission status please e-mail

These guidelines are applicable worldwide.


All trademarks and logos under which Lycos markets or promotes its products or services are, and shall remain, the exclusive property of Lycos.

Advertising for Lycos or its products or services must not be in violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law, municipal ordinance or administrative agency regulation of any city, town, state or country.

Advertising for Lycos or its products or services must not be misleading in any way.

Users may make NO representation or warranty regarding Lycos, its products or services.

Users agree that all uses of Lycos's trademarks, logos or trade names will inure to the benefit of Lycos.

Users may not register any Lycos trademarks, logos or trade names that are identical to or confusingly similar with Lycos's trademarks, logos or trade names in any jurisdiction, domestic or foreign.

Lycos's trademarks and logos may not be presented or used: (a) in a manner that suggests that editorial content has been authored by, or represents the views or opinions of, Lycos or any Lycos representative, agent, personnel or affiliate; (b) in a manner that is misleading, defamatory, libelous, obscene, infringing or otherwise objectionable; (c) in connection with any material that infringes the trademark, copyright or any other rights of any third party; (d) as part of a name of a product or service of a company other than Lycos; or (e) in a manner that infringes, derogates, dilutes, or impairs the rights of Lycos in such trademark or logo.

Lycos may modify these guidelines from time and time and Users will be bound to comply with the material contained in the updated guidelines immediately upon receipt of, or posting of the new guidelines