I'd love to put our logo on our Facebook group page (assuming that's permitted by SE policy). Is there somewhere a higher res version of our logo can be found?

I suppose could always take a photo of the T-shirt I was sent... :)


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After asking @jmac, one of the CMs and having a chat with some of the other mods, basically it comes down to the rules in the Trademark page:

The logos associated with Stack Exchange Inc. and any Stack Exchange site are a trademark. The purpose of trademark law is to prevent consumers from being misled as to the origin of a product. So if you were making a product, and you used a Stack Exchange name or logo in your product (or in its advertising) in such a way that would mislead someone into thinking that your product was owned by, operated by, endorsed by, or in any way part of Stack Exchange Inc., you would be violating the trademark and this would not be legal.

Our logo images and site names are copyrighted. Any content on the Stack Exchange Network not contributed by users is copyrighted. Copyright is different than trademark. Ordinarily you couldn't copy it. But if you were writing a news story or blog post about a Stack Exchange site, reproducing the logo image would almost certainly be considered "fair use" and allowed under trademark law because you were not using it "in trade."

Other unofficial communities, such as arqade have used alternative logos for their purposes.

Perhaps an artisitic member could produce something :)

  • Would the picture of the T-shirt not be a nice alternative?
    – Bernhard
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 6:10
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    @Bernhard I'm not a lawyer, but the impression I get is you're still using their logo :/
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 6:11
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    What if you find some hot chick to pose in it? :)
    – Bernhard
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 6:43
  • @Bernhard You're sexist.
    – yo'
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 16:19
  • @tohecz No, I am not. Notify me on chat if you want to convince me.
    – Bernhard
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 17:29
  • @Bernhard Sorry, I meant it with a sarcastic tone and not really seriously, I just forgot that you can't hear my tone of voice :)
    – yo'
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 18:12
  • @tohecz Hehe, if you want a hot guy or transgender in the shirt, it is also ok ;)
    – Bernhard
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 18:15
  • @Bernhard: My girlfriend is hot... and she has worn the T much more than me... as pajamas!
    – Flimzy
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 14:05

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