Dear Registrant,

This is a friendly request from the Wikimedia Foundation that you discontinue use of our Wikipedia 'W' icon in your “WIKIWEAR” logo.

As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation supports a global community of volunteers in developing free educational content. We operate several popular projects, including the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Every month, some 500 million people visit our project sites to learn more about interesting topics, find freely licensed images for presentations, or do some other type of research.

Unfortunately, your use of the Wikipedia ‘W’ icon in a logo that uses the term “wiki” inaccurately suggests that your site is affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation. While we value your appreciation of this mark, we also have to ensure that online visitors are not confused by your use of it. Keeping our projects distinct from other sites also encourages volunteers to continue contributing to the projects because they know that their hard work will be respected. Our trademarks are immensely valuable because they represent the generous work of our community and the high quality and integrity of the Wikimedia projects.

Because you appear to be reusing content from Wikipedia, I encourage you to review the guidelines for reusing content and be aware that not all images on the projects have the same type of license.

I appreciate your attention to this email and welcome you to contact me with any questions.


Charles M. Roslof
Legal Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 839-6885