Skillshare welcomes classes that teach students how to use Adobe products such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or After Effects. If you’re teaching about any Adobe product, you’ll need to keep in mind a few rules from Adobe related to the use of Adobe trademarks.
Adobe trademarks refer to things like the names of Adobe products (e.g. “Adobe Photoshop”), as well as Adobe product imagery and logos. By following Adobe’s rules below when using Adobe trademarks, you do not need to get any special permissions from Adobe before publishing your class:
- If you use an Adobe trademark within your class title, the subject of your class should be the specific Adobe product, service, or technology to which your title refers.
- When using an Adobe trademark in your class title, use the full product name (e.g. “Adobe Photoshop” instead of “Photoshop”).
- When using an Adobe trademark in your class title, it should be used descriptively rather than as the leading element. For example: use “Advanced Editing Techniques in Adobe Photoshop” rather than “Adobe Photoshop Advanced Editing;” use “A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe After Effects” rather than “Adobe After Effects Beginner’s Guide;" use “Character Illustration in Adobe Illustrator,” rather than “Adobe Illustrator for Character Illustration.”
- When using an Adobe trademark in your class title or promotional materials, it may not appear larger or more prominent than the rest of the title (e.g. bolded or in all capitalized letters).
- When displaying the term “Adobe” or other Adobe trademarks in your class, you may not do so using any of the same stylized formats used by Adobe.
- You may not use Adobe logos, taglines, or Adobe product imagery in your class’s cover image or related promotional material without express written permission from Adobe.
- You may not use an Adobe trademark in your Skillshare teacher profile name or URL username without a written license or equivalent authorization from Adobe.
- You may not shorten or abbreviate any of Adobe’s trademarks. Always spell and capitalize Adobe’s trademarks exactly as they appear in the Adobe trademark database for general distribution.
- If you use any Adobe trademarks in your class title or cover image, you must include the following trademark attribution statement at the bottom of your Class Description, "[List of marks used, with 'Adobe' first, if used, followed by other Adobe marks used, in alphabetical order] are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe in the United States and/or other countries."
- You must otherwise comply with the guidelines, which can be found in full on Adobe’s website here; and there should be nothing else in the use of Adobe trademarks or in the circumstances that would lead consumers to believe there is an association with, or endorsement by, Adobe that does not exist, and the Adobe trademarks should be used only to refer to the Adobe products that are the subject of your class.
Head here for more information on these policies.