Trademarking and copyright rules
Use the following guidelines for trademarking product and company names in our documentation and other content.
For a list of the current trademarks, see the latest Pega Product Catalog.When you refer to a Pega product in text, use the full name of the product and include the trademark symbol at the first occurrence of the name. The full product name includes Pega at the beginning of the name, for example:
- Pega Platform
- Pega Customer Decision Hub
Use the following format when referring to Pega Cloud Services: Pega Cloud Services.We mark the first instance of Pega product names with a trademark symbol in the body text (not in titles, headings, or links) of Pega Community content, such as articles and release notes. (From the beginning of 2020, this includes Pega Infinity, but do not shorten this name to Infinity).
After the first occurrence of the product name, you omit the trademark symbol. You also use shortened product name if applicable. The shortened product name usually does not include Pega, except for certain specific products, such as Pega Platform or Pega Infinity.
Help topics and PDF documentation
The copyright and trademarks notice that is included in the help and in PDF documentation covers our usage of product and company names, including the trademarks of Pegasystems and other companies. Do not manually add trademark symbols to any product names or company names in documentation topics.
Beginning in 2018, the Pega legal department approved an abbreviated copyright and trademark notice to use with short (up to 10 pages) documents such as quick start guides. This abbreviated notice has been added to the Word templates that are used for this type of content.
Titles, headings, and links
Do not add the trademark to any title, heading, or link anywhere in our documentation.
Do not use trademark symbols in the captions to figures or embedded media, anywhere in our documentation.
Names of other companies and products
Do not insert trademark symbols for the names of other companies or for the product names or features of other companies in our information (help topics, PDF documentation, and Pega Community content). The copyright and trademark statements in the help and on Pega Community cover the usage of other company names and their products.
When you refer to third-party product names, for the first occurrence of the product name in the text of a topic or article, include the name of the company with the product name, for example:
- Microsoft Excel
- Apache Tomcat
- IBM Db2
- IBM WebSphere
Examples: Using the trademark symbol with products, programs, and services
For industry-specific offerings, the core product names are always followed by a ™,
and the industry descriptor follows.
Core product examples Industry-specific product examples Pega Sales Automation™ for Insurance Pega Underwriting™ for
Insurance Pega Sales Automation™ for Healthcare Pega Product Composer™ for
Healthcare Pega Customer Decision Hub™ for Communications Pega Onboarding™ for
Financial Services Pega Customer Service™ for Insurance Pega Configure Price Quote™
for Communications Pega Customer Service™ for Healthcare
Using Pega with non-product (descriptive) namesWhen you use generic descriptive names, use “Pega” to establish brand ownership, even after the first mention. For example, Pega Customer Decision Hub application or Pega Mobile solution. No trademark symbol is required with these types of names.
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