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Redis Trademark Policy

How can the Redis trademarks be used?

  1. PURPOSE. This Policy outlines the requirements for the use of the Redis name (“Mark”) and logo (“Logo”), together referred to as the “Trademarks”, which are both registered or pending for registration in various countries. Recent changes to the Redis licensing model as described here also impact the use of the Trademarks by third parties offering modified and unmodified versions of Redis open source (release 7.2 and prior versions, “Redis OSS”), Redis source available code (release 7.4 and subsequent versions, “Redis SAL”, and collectively with Redis OSS, “Redis Software”), or any functionalities that are Redis-compatible. Redis Trademarks and brands must be used in a way that is consistent with global trademark laws and this Policy. 
  2. TRADEMARKS. The Trademarks are symbols of the quality and support associated with Redis Software, and correct usage helps to protect Redis, including its valuable brand, and its community. Users need to know that they can rely on the excellence represented by the Redis brand. The Trademarks may not be used in any way that is likely to cause confusion, either directly or by omission, or in any way that is misleading or constitutes unfair competition. For example, you cannot say you are distributing Redis software when you distribute anything other than the original Redis Software as supplied by Redis, without any modification by you or others, because users will be confused when they do not receive the same features and functionality that they would with Redis Software, or they may think that the modified software is endorsed or sponsored by Redis. You also cannot use the Trademarks on your website or with any service in a way that suggests that your website is an officially endorsed Redis website or service unless you have a written and signed agreement with Redis that specifically permits you to do so.
  3. PROPER USE. Subject to the applicable Redis Software license, you may:
    1. Use the Mark (but not the Logo) in a product description to identify your use of an unaltered, unmodified copy of Redis Software as a data source for that product, provided that such use complies with the applicable software license. Redis Software combined with, or integrated into, any other software program, including but not limited to automation software for offering Redis OSS as a cloud service or orchestration software for offering Redis in containers is considered “modified” Redis software and does not entitle you to use the Mark or the Logo, except in a case of nominative use, as described below. Integrating Redis Software with another software or service can introduce performance or quality control problems that devalue the Redis brand and create confusion.
    2. Use the Mark if you are engaged in community advocacy. You can use the Mark but not the Logo in the context of showing support for the Redis Software project, provided that:
      1. The Mark is used in a manner consistent with this Policy;
      2. There is no commercial purpose behind the use, and you are not offering Redis Software commercially under the same domain name;
      3. There is no suggestion that you are the creator or source of any Redis product, or that your project is approved, sponsored, or affiliated with Redis or the community; and
      4. You must include Trademark attribution according to section 5.a. below.
    3. Use the Trademarks under nominative or fair use principles. Trademark law permits third parties to use another party’s mark to identify the trademark holder’s product or service so long as such use is not likely to cause unnecessary consumer or public confusion. When you distribute, or offer an altered, modified, or combined copy of Redis Software (e.g., in the case of a cloud service or a container service) that complies with the applicable software license, you may engage in “nominative use” of the Mark, but this does not allow you to use the Logo. For all offerings based on Redis Software, modified or unmodified, you may not use the Mark in the product name but can use the Mark in the product description. Examples of nominative use include:
      1. Offering an XYZ software, which is an altered, modified, or combined copy of Redis OSS, including Redis as a cloud service or as a container service fully complying with the Redis OSS API. In the product description, you may state that “XYZ software is compatible with the Redis® OSS API” or “Compatible with legacy Redis® OSS.” No other term or description of your software is allowed.
      2. Offering an ABC application, which uses an altered, modified, or combined copy of Redis OSS software as a data source, including but not limited to using Redis as a cloud service or a container service while the modified Redis fully complies with the Redis SAL API. You may only state that “ABC application is using Redis® open source”, or “ABC application is using software which is compatible with the Redis® OSS API.” No other term or description of your application is allowed.
      3. If, however, the offered XYZ software or service, or application ABC uses an altered, modified, or combined copy of Redis Software that does not fully comply with the Redis OSS API, you may not use the Mark in your product name or product description.
  4. IMPROPER USE. Any use of the Trademarks other than as expressly permitted in this Policy is not acceptable because such use confuses the public. You may not use the Logo in connection with any Redis Software offering. Uses of the Trademarks that infringe include, but are not limited to:
    1. Class or Quality. The implication that you are providing a class or quality of Redis (e.g., “enterprise-class” or “commercial quality” or “fully managed”) in a way that implies that proprietary Redis, Redis OSS, and Redis SAL are not of that class, grade or quality;
    2. Combination Marks. Use of the Trademarks in combination with any other marks or logos. For example, Foobar Redis, or the name of your company or product typeset to look like the Redis logo; 
    3. Domain Names and Subdomains. Use of Redis or any confusingly similar phrase in a domain name or subdomain. For instance “” is not allowed. If you wish to use such a domain name for a user or developer group, please contact us and we will be glad to discuss a license for a suitable domain name;
    4. Entity Names. Formation of a company, or creation of a software product or service name that includes the Mark or implies that such company is the source or sponsor of Redis. If you wish to form an entity for a user or developer group, please contact us and we will be glad to discuss a license for a suitable name;
    5. False or Misleading Statements. False or misleading statements regarding your use of Redis (e.g., “we wrote the majority of the code” or “we are major contributors” or “we are committers”);
    6. Merchandise. The manufacture or sale of merchandise items, such as T-shirts and mugs, bearing the Trademarks, or creation of a mascot for Redis. If you wish to use the Trademarks for a user or developer group, please contact us and we will be glad to discuss a limited license to do this;
    7. Rebranding. Changing the Trademarks on redistributed (unmodified) Redis Software to your own brand or logo. You may not hold yourself out as the source of any Redis OSS or Redis SAL, except to the extent you have modified it as allowed under the applicable license, and it must be clear that you are the source of the modification, not Redis;
    8. Variations or Abbreviations. Use of a variation of the Trademarks for any purpose. For example, the following are not acceptable:
      1. RedDB;
      2. MyRedis; 
      3. eReddis; 
      4. OpenRedis; and
      5. RedisPlatform.
    9. Websites. Use of the Trademarks on your website in a way that suggests that your website is an official Redis website or that Redis endorses your website; and
    10. Web Tags. Use of the Mark in a header, metadata, title, or metatag of a website.
    1. Attribution. Any permitted use of the Trademarks, as indicated above, must comply with the following provisions:
      1. You should always add the R mark (®) to “Redis”, and an asterisk (*) to the first mention on a website as part of a product description;
      2. On each page where “Redis®*” is used – add the following legend in a noticeable and readable format: “*Redis is a registered trademark of Redis Ltd. Any rights therein are reserved to Redis Ltd. Any use by <company XYZ> is for referential purposes only and does not indicate any sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation between Redis and <company XYZ>”; and
      3. Sections i. and ii. above apply to any appearance of the word “Redis” in: (a) any web page, gated or un-gated; (b) any marketing collateral, white paper, or other promotional material, whether printed or electronic; and (c) any advertisement.
    2. Capitalization. Always distinguish the Mark from surrounding text with at least initial capital letters or in all capital letters (e.g., as Redis® or REDIS®).
    3. Adjective. Always use the Mark as an adjective modifying a noun, such as “the Redis® compatible software” or “software based on legacy Redis® open source.”
    4. Logo Changes. Any changes to the Logo are not permitted. You may not add decorative elements, change any features, distort it, add elements, or combine it with other logos.
  6. UPDATES AND CONTACT. Redis may modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion. Redis reserves any permissions not provided in this Policy. If you have questions about this Policy, become aware of violations, or wish to request a license for any uses that are not specifically authorized in this Policy, please contact us at