Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do the things that matter most to them. Member participation is essential to help us fulfill our mission. As part of that, it's important for members and others to be able to identify Meetup’s services without being confused about our association with other companies or websites. These guidelines are designed to help you understand how you can use Meetup’s trademarks, including logos and word marks.
Meetup’s marks should only be used as discussed in these guidelines. Hopefully these guidelines give you a clear idea of how our trademarks may be used, but if you still have questions or you would like to use our trademarks in a way that is not addressed, you can email us at email@example.com or contact us at the link below.
A trademark is a word or symbol that identifies the products or services of a company and distinguishes them from the products and services of others. The word “Meetup” and the other Meetup Marks, such as our Logos, designs, slogans and names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Meetup, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
The Meetup Logos include the designs below:
- DO make fair use of the Meetup word marks. You do not need our permission to use the word “Meetup” to make an accurate and truthful statement about Meetup.
- DO NOT use a Meetup Logo in a way that may falsely imply a relationship with, or endorsement by, Meetup or its employees.
- DO NOT use any trademarks, service marks, designs or logos, including domain names or social media handles, that are confusingly similar to the Meetup Marks.
- DO use the new Meetup Marks, which are above, and not our old logos, as permitted under these guidelines.
Promoting your Meetup Group or Event
Meetup organizers and members may use a Meetup Logo in connection with a Meetup event or group, so long as you:
- DO include the name of your group along with a Meetup Logo.
- DO NOT alter distort or modify a Meetup Logo, except as described below in connection with a Meetup Logo Variation.
Meetup organizers and members may alter the Meetup Logo to use a mashup or a “Meetup Logo Variation” in connection with your Meetup event or group, so long as you:
- DO include the name of your group along with the Meetup Logo Variation.
- DO include with each Meetup Logo Variation a clear indication that the event or group is organized using Meetup, for example by also including a Meetup Logo.
Developers Using the Meetup API
We appreciate your enthusiasm for Meetup and the work it takes to build an application or service that operates with our platform. In order to avoid any confusion and to help ensure that you are not violating our intellectual property, please ensure that you:
- DO NOT put ‘Meetup’ in your product name, domain name, social media handle or your own trademark (including logos or images). ‘Meetup’ should only be used in the description when you are indicating that the app works with our site or API.
- DO make sure that your logo has a unique and distinctive look.
- DO NOT use a logo that could be confused with a Meetup Logo. Some considerations that could make your logo confusingly similar to a Meetup Logo are:
- If it includes a design element that is the same color as a Meetup Logo.
- If it includes the wordmark ‘Meetup.’
- If it includes a ‘handwritten’ font style identical or confusingly similar to the Meetup Logo.
- DO make it clear that your service was developed and is provided by you and not Meetup.
Use of a Meetup Logo or other Meetup Mark must be in accordance with our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Specifically:
- Organizers and members must comply with our Terms of Service regarding permitted and prohibited conduct on our platform, and also the provisions regarding right to use, limited license, and indemnification.
- Developers must also agree to the Meetup API license provisions.
We reserve the right to withdraw permission to use the Meetup Marks, a Meetup Logo Variation or otherwise alter these guidelines at any time. Meetup remains the exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in the Meetup Marks.