Logo & Trademarks

The GNOME name and logo are trademarks of the GNOME Foundation. They are valuable assets, and should be used responsibly and in accordance with the following guidelines.

The Name

The word “GNOME” can be used to refer to the GNOME Project, its activities and products.

  • All the letters in “GNOME” should be capitalized.
  • “GNOME” can be used as a generic name or as an adjective when describing GNOME project activities and products. Don’t use it as a noun or verb.
  • Don’t modify the word “GNOME” or compound it with other words.

The Logo


The GNOME logo should be used as provided, in either the horizontal or vertical orientation. It can be resized, although you should ensure that the letters remain legible. The aspect ratio must be preserved.

Always ensure that the logo is:

  • clearly distinguishable
  • black or white, depending on the background color (other colors are not permitted)
  • not embedded within other images or graphics.
  • horizontal or vertical – it should not be rotated.
  • clearly separated from surrounding images, by following the clearance guidelines:


Source files:

  • Vertical orientation: SVG, EPS
  • Horizontal orientation: SVG, EPS

Third Party Usage

Third parties may use the GNOME name to make true factual statements about the GNOME project and its products. In doing so, they should not state or imply that the GNOME Project produces, endorses, or supports them, their products and/or services, unless they have explicit written permission to do so.

The GNOME name should be identified as a registered trademark using the “circled-R” symbol — ®.

If you are a third party and want to use the GNOME logo, you must first must obtain written permission from the GNOME Foundation.

Additional legal guidelines can be found in the Trademark Usage Guidelines for Third Parties.


If you are in any doubt about the use of the GNOME trademarks, or if you want to obtain permisssion to use them, please contact the GNOME Foundation.