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Application Name and Description Policy

Discogs is dedicated to our community and open source, and our data is made available under the CC0 No Rights Reserved license; however, there are certain restrictions in how applications can use our name and logo. The Discogs name and logo are registered trademarks and should be used in accordance with the relevant trademark laws.

You may accurately indicate that your application is integrated with Discogs. However, you may not use our brand in your name in an unauthorized way that implies partnership, sponsorship, or endorsement by us.

The Discogs brand includes, but is not limited to, the Discogs name, the Discogs logo, or any word, phrase, image or other designation that identifies the source or origin of any of Discogs' products.

Do:

Accurately describe how your application works with Discogs, such as:

  • "Log in with Discogs"
  • "View your Discogs Collection"
  • "Access your Discogs Wantlist"

If you want to use "Discogs" in your application's name, a common way to handle this without implying partnership, sponsorship, or endorsement from us is to have a unique application name, followed by "for Discogs".

The following are examples of acceptable usage of the Discogs brand in an unaffiliated app:

  • "My Music for Discogs"
  • "Vinyl Catalog for Discogs"
  • "Collect for Discogs"

Don’t:

Use our brand in a way that implies partnership, sponsorship, or endorsement by us, such as:

  • Combine any part of our brands with your name, marks, or generic terms
  • Use names or logos that imitate or could be confused with our brands
  • Present our brand assets in a way that make them the most distinctive or prominent feature of what you're creating

The following are examples of unacceptable usage of the Discogs brand in an unaffiliated app:

  • "Discogs App"
  • "My Discogs"
  • "Discogs Collector"
  • "Catalog by Discogs"

Be aware that both Apple and Android have app policies related to copyright infringement and impersonation, and an app that is in violation may be removed from the App Store / Play Store.

Android Policy:

  • Intellectual Property: "Google Play policies prohibit apps that infringe trademarks. If you publish apps on Google Play that use another party's trademarks in a way that is likely to cause confusion, your apps can be suspended and your developer account terminated."

  • Impersonation "If your app displays the brand, icon, or title from another app in order to get users to download your app, you are leading users to believe that your app is developed by the same entity as the other app and offers similar content or experience. This is an impersonation of the other app and developer, and it is a violation of Google Play’s policies. If you publish apps that violate impersonation policies, your apps can be suspended and your developer account terminated."

Apple Policy: