The terms set forth in this Participant’s Supplemental Trademark License Terms apply to the License granted by SXSW to Participant. The terms SXSW, Participant, and all other defined terms in this Participant’s Supplemental Trademark License Terms shall have the same meaning as in the License between SXSW and Participant.
1. Quality Control
a. SXSW agrees that the current quality of goods and/or services provided by Participant is acceptable, and Participant agrees it shall maintain at least the current level of quality for the Licensed Activities provided under the SXSW Marks during the Term. If the nature and quality of the Licensed Activities by the Participant under the SXSW Marks fail to maintain such existing quality, or otherwise do not conform with such standards set by SXSW, SXSW may, solely at its discretion, notify the Participant in writing of such non-conformity and provide Participant with an opportunity to cure the nonconformity within two (2) calendar days of Participant’s receipt of such notice if such notice is provided to Participant prior to or after the Event, and within one (1) calendar day of Participant’s receipt of such notice if such notice is provided to Participant during the Event.
b. During the Term, Participant shall use the SXSW Marks in compliance with the standards, terms, and conditions set forth in the document entitled “SXSW Logo Guidelines” to be provided to Participant by SXSW as well as any and all other standards prescribed by SXSW regarding use of the SXSW Marks, and Participant will promptly take such corrective action as SXSW may require in order to maintain and/or conform to those standards.
c. Participant may only use, display, and distribute advertising and promotional materials featuring the SXSW Marks that have been previously approved by SXSW. Participant will not use, display, or distribute any marketing or advertising materials featuring the SXSW Marks that have not been previously approved by SXSW for use by Participant.
d. If and when requested by SXSW, Participant will send samples of any advertising and promotional materials, as well as any goods (if goods are permitted under the Licensed Activities) bearing the SXSW Marks, and other documents that may permit SXSW to determine whether Participant’s use of the SXSW Marks meet SXSW’s standards of quality. In addition, upon SXSW’s prior notice to Participant, Participant will allow SXSW to review the Licensed Activities during the Term so that SXSW may determine whether Participant’s use of the SXSW Marks meets SXSW’s standards of quality. Participant agrees it will not interfere with SXSW’s reasonable efforts to exercise SXSW’s right to monitor and control the quality of the goods and services offered by Participant under the SXSW Marks pursuant to the Agreement
2. Restrictions on Uses of SXSW Marks. Participant agrees and acknowledges that:
a. Participant shall not use the SXSW Marks for any activity other than the Licensed Activities, including without limitation the sale or provision of any good or service, the promotion of unofficial SXSW or unsanctioned events, or in connection with any giveaways or raffles, sweepstakes, competitions or other contests.
b. Unless otherwise approved in writing by SXSW, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to grant Participant the right or permission to use any variation of the SXSW Marks, including without limitation, the combination of the SXSW Marks with any other terms or third party trademarks, or Participant’s name(s) and/or trademark(s).
c. Nothing in this Agreement will be deemed to grant Participant the right or permission to use any trademark, logo, name, slogan, or other source-identifying material owned by SXSW other than the SXSW Marks.
d. All uses of the SXSW Marks in any hashtags, other than those specifically agreed to in the License, must be reviewed and approved by SXSW in writing prior to use by Participant.
e. Participant shall not use the SXSW Marks in proximity or in association with the name, logo, identifying slogan, or trademark of any third party or entity without the prior written approval of SXSW.
f. Participant shall not use the SXSW Marks in any manner that may detract from or impair the integrity, character, or reputation of SXSW or the SXSW Marks.
3. Ownership and Policing
a. Participant acknowledges SXSW’s sole ownership of and exclusive right, title, and interest in and to the SXSW Marks, that the SXSW Marks are valid, enforceable, and famous, and that Participant’s use of the SXSW Marks pursuant to this Agreement inures to the exclusive benefit of SXSW. Ownership of the SXSW Marks and the goodwill relating thereto shall remain vested solely in SXSW both during the Term and thereafter, and Participant agrees never to challenge, contest or question, or assist any third party in challenging, contesting or questioning, the validity of, and SXSW’s ownership of, the SXSW Marks and/or any SXSW trademark registrations or applications for those Marks. Except as expressly approved by the Agreement or otherwise expressly approved in writing by SXSW, Participant will not use or register in any country, state, or other jurisdiction any trademark, domain name, trade name, Internet search keyword or adword, social media account name or other social networking or online identifier, or other designations that consist of, resemble, contain, or would be likely to cause confusion with or dilute the distinctive quality of the SXSW Marks. This Agreement does not constitute an assignment or grant to Participant of any right, title or interest in any of the SXSW Marks other than the limited license to use the SXSW Marks on or in connection with the Licensed Activities during the Term pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. All rights not specifically granted herein to Participant are reserved to SXSW which may at all times fully and freely exercise such rights.
b. Participant agrees that SXSW will have the sole right and authority to institute and maintain suit against any individual or entity for infringement, dilution, or other misuse of the SXSW Marks. If Participant becomes aware of any unauthorized use or other misuse of the SXSW Marks by another person or entity not a party to this Agreement, Participant will use reasonable efforts to notify SXSW as to the particulars of such unauthorized use or other misuse.