Snek Intellectual Property Policy
What is SNEK's Intellectual Property (IP)?
SNEK's Intellectual Property includes, but is not limited to, our logo, brand name, slogans, and any other creative expressions associated or used in connection with SNEK.
What is copyright?
Copyright is a legal concept that grants the creators of original works exclusive rights to their creations, automatically (meaning it doesn’t require registration). These creations encompass a wide range of intellectual and artistic expressions. However, it's important to note that copyright laws vary from country to country. Copyright serves to balance the interests of creators and the public, fostering a creative environment while respecting the rights of those who bring new ideas and expressions into the world. Using someone else’s copyright is usually tolerated when it is done in the context of “fair use”. At SNEK, we encourage the use of our IP in the context of fair use, which can include the creation of fan art, memes or other playful content.
What are trademarks?
Trademarks are legal symbols or distinctive signs used to identify and distinguish the goods or services of one business or entity from another. These symbols, which can include logos, brand names, slogans, or unique designs, serve as identifiers of the source of those products or services. Trademarks play a crucial role in building brand recognition, consumer trust, and market distinctiveness. As trademarks play a different role than copyright in this sense, we don’t tolerate when people use our trademark in the context of commercial purposes which could confuse our community about the source of the goods and services offered.
Can I use SNEK's IP for commercial purposes?
No, the use of SNEK's IP without explicit written permission is prohibited for commercial purposes. This includes, but is not limited to reproduction, distribution, and modification of any SNEK IP. Please contact us at to discuss licensing opportunities.
Can I use SNEK's IP for personal or non-commercial purposes?
Yes, you may use SNEK's IP for personal or non-commercial purposes, provided that it does not suggest endorsement or affiliation with SNEK. For example, you may use our logo on a personal or non-commercial blog, but not to promote a product or service. Furthermore, such use of SNEK's IP must not result in any harm or detriment to our brand or reputation. In particular, any use of SNEK’s IP to promote or propagate racist, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful content will be subject to legal action, including but not limited to seeking damages, injunctive relief, and recovery of attorney's fees.
What about memes? Can I create and share SNEK memes?
Certainly! We love creativity and encourage the creation of memes. You are welcome to share your memes related to SNEK, as long as it’s done in good faith and not suggesting endorsement of a particular product or brand by us. However, it's important to clarify that creating memes does not grant you any rights into SNEK’s IP.
How does SNEK handle the use of its IP in memes, GIFs, or other online content?
We are all here for the meme culture - actually, we thrive on memes! Memes, GIFs, and other online content of this nature are not just welcome but celebrated as expressions of our community's creativity. We encourage and appreciate your contributions to the SNEK meme universe.
However, make sure to review our Content Ownership and License Disclaimer, available here.
Can I register a trademark which contains some SNEK IP?
No, the registration of a trademark that includes any SNEK IP is strictly prohibited. This includes any attempt to register a trademark that may cause confusion or suggest an association with SNEK without proper authorization.
How can I obtain permission to use SNEK's IP for a commercial purpose?
If you wish to use SNEK's IP for a commercial purpose, please reach out to us at We'll review your request and consider permissions on a case-by-case basis.
How can I help protect SNEK's IP?
We appreciate your vigilance! If you come across unauthorized use of SNEK's IP, please report it to Your assistance is crucial in maintaining the integrity of our brand and safeguarding the trust of the community into SNEK.
What actions will SNEK take against unauthorized use of its IP?
SNEK reserves the right to take legal action against any unauthorized use of its IP. This may include issuing cease and desist letters, litigation, seeking injunctive relief, pursuing legal remedies, and seeking damages for any harm caused to our brand.
Remember, SNEK's community should remain a collaborative and fun space. Let's keep the creativity flowing while respecting the boundaries that make our community unique. If you have any questions or need guidance, feel free to contact us at