Alpha Trademark Policy

Version 0.4 – Effective March 19, 2019

We are committed to ensuring the clear and consistent use of our trademarks and to protecting the rights of legitimate users. reserves as trademarks:1

This policy seeks to clarify and promote acceptable use including honest and compliant commercial activity.

We prohibit any use of or reference to trademarks that involves false or misleading implications including any use not compliant with the guidelines below or otherwise authorized in writing, any use in false advertising, or use of misleadingly similar marks.

Uses that require no special permission

Uses that require special permission

Best practices for use

Seeking permission

Please contact us to ask about any use not expressly permitted by this policy, to report any unauthorized use, or for any questions about this policy. Please include any relevant information about the type and nature of the use and any relevant organizational affiliation(s).

The Trademark Policy is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA) v4.0 just like the rest of the non-trademarked parts of our site.

This policy may be periodically revised. Revisions will be dated and posted to


  1. Note that we do not hold trademarks on the Mimi & Eunice characters. They are our independent adaptations of artwork by Nina Paley, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 International (the same license we use for non-trademarked parts of our site).
  2. Note: we formally use the name "Snowdrift" for the free/libre/open software that runs the website.