Microsoft Trademarks: Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft owns many valuable trademarks worldwide that represent Microsoft Corporation and its software, products, and services. For information and answers to common questions about how to use Microsoft trademarks, review this page and the General Microsoft Trademark Guidelines.

  • Where can I find general information about Microsoft trademarks?
  • Can I use a Microsoft trademark or Microsoft software, product, or service name as part of the name of my company, product, service, Web site, or domain?
  • My company is having a drawing and one of the prizes is made by Microsoft. Can we use a Microsoft logo to promote the drawing?
  • Can I use a Microsoft logo to indicate that my product or service runs on or is compatible with a Microsoft technology or service?
  • Can I create a new logo if the Microsoft logo programs do not meet my needs?
  • Can I use a Microsoft logo or name on a T-shirt or other merchandise?
  • Can I use a Microsoft logo on my Web site to show which Microsoft software I use?
  • Can I use a Microsoft logo or name in my artwork?
  • Can I use a Microsoft logo in my school project?
  • How do I properly attribute Microsoft trademarks?