Microsoft Corporate Logo Guidelines

As a general rule, third parties may not use the Microsoft® logo ("logo"). On this page are the limited circumstances under which third parties may use the Microsoft logo. The logo must always be used pursuant to the specifications on this page to identify Microsoft Corporation, or Microsoft products or services. Any use that falls outside of these specifications is strictly prohibited.

Third parties may only use the logo without a license only under the following limited circumstances:

  • In advertising, marketing collateral, or a website that references your connection with Microsoft (e.g., the material states that you are an authorized distributor or reseller of Microsoft products) provided that the area in which the Microsoft logo is used includes the corporate logo of at least 1 other company with which you have a similar relationship.
  • In an area of a website, advertising, or marketing collateral exclusively dedicated to the sale of Microsoft products, and in such a manner that associates licensed Microsoft software with the Microsoft logo.

Do not use the Microsoft corporate logo in products, product packaging or other business services for which a formal license is required.

The following guidelines must be followed for all use of the logo:

  • To properly stage the logo, a minimum clearance between the logo and other elements must be maintained. The cap height of the M in the logo indicates the measurement of minimum clearance between the logo and other elements on all sides of the Logo.

  • The width of the logo must always be at least 70 pixels for on-screen or 1” (25mm) for print.

Microsoft reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or modify permission to display the logo, and may request that third parties modify or delete any use of the logo that, in Microsoft's sole judgment, does not comply with these guidelines or might otherwise impair Microsoft's rights in the logo. Microsoft further reserves the right to object to unfair uses or misuses of its trademarks or other violations of applicable law.