The elementary brand belongs to elementary, Inc., the company that guides and supports development of elementary products. These guidelines describe when and how the elementary brand should be used.

Company and Product Names

The word elementary is a trademark of elementary, Inc. to refer to the company itself. It is always lower-case, even when beginning sentences. It may also be used along with product names (i.e. “elementary OS”) to refer to a specific product of elementary, Inc.

The primary product of elementary, Inc. is elementary OS. For clarity, elementary OS should never be shortened to “elementary” or any abbreviation.


elementary, Inc. claims two marks: the “e” logomark and the “elementary” logotype. Both are considered trademarks and represent elementary, Inc.

Bei der Benutzung von Beiden sollte Folgendes beachtet werden:

elementary Bildmarke
Default logomark
Alternate elementary Logomark
Alternate logomark

The “e” logomark is to be used to refer to elementary, Inc., especially when a square ratio is required. It should be used at larger sizes and when alongside similarly-weighted logos. The thinner, alternate logomark may be used in smaller contexts or when the default logomark feels too heavy.

elementary Schriftzug

The “elementary” logotype is to be used when space allows to refer to elementary, Inc. It may also be used before a product name to refer to a specific product of elementary, Inc.

Die Wort-Bild-Marke sollte immer nach den folgenden Richtlinien verwendet werden:


We employ the use of color combined with our name and marks to establish our brand. We use the following palette:

Erdbeere c6262e
Erdbeere 100 ff8c82
Erdbeere 300 ed5353
Erdbeere 500 c6262e
Erdbeere 700 a10705
Erdbeere 900 7a0000
Orange f37329
Orange 100 ffc27d
Orange 300 ffa154
Orange 500 f37329
Orange 700 cc3b02
Orange 900 a62100
Banane f9c440
Banane 100 fff394
Banane 300 ffe16b
Banane 500 f9c440
Banane 700 d48e15
Banane 900 ad5f00
Limette 68b723
Limette 100 d1ff82
Limette 300 9bdb4d
Limette 500 68b723
Limette 700 3a9104
Limette 900 206b00
Minze 28bca3
Minze 100 89ffdd
Minze 300 43d6b5
Minze 500 28bca3
Minze 700 0e9a83
Minze 900 007367
Blaubeere 3689e6
Blaubeere 100 8cd5ff
Blaubeere 300 64baff
Blaubeere 500 3689e6
Blaubeere 700 0d52bf
Blaubeere 900 002e99
Weintraube a56de2
Weintraube 100 e4c6fa
Weintraube 300 cd9ef7
Weintraube 500 a56de2
Weintraube 700 7239b3
Weintraube 900 452981
Bubblegum de3e80
Bubblegum 100 fe9ab8
Bubblegum 300 f4679d
Bubblegum 500 de3e80
Bubblegum 700 bc245d
Bubblegum 900 910e38
Kakao 715344
Kakao 100 a3907c
Kakao 300 8a715e
Kakao 500 715344
Kakao 700 57392d
Kakao 900 3d211b
Silber abacae
Silber 100 fafafa
Silber 300 d4d4d4
Silber 500 abacae
Silber 700 7e8087
Silber 900 555761
Schiefer 485a6c
Schiefer 100 95a3ab
Schiefer 300 667885
Schiefer 500 485a6c
Schiefer 700 273445
Schiefer 900 0e141f
Schwarz 333333
Schwarz 100 666666
Schwarz 300 4d4d4d
Schwarz 500 333333
Schwarz 700 1a1a1a
Schwarz 900 000000


For web and print, we use Inter for headings and body copy. For code blocks, we use Roboto Mono.

Drittanbieter & Gemeinschaft

We invite third-party developers creating products for elementary OS to adopt certain elements of the elementary brand for consistency:

  • Farbe
  • Schriftarten
  • Sprache/Umgangston

Um Verwechslungen beim Anwender zu vermeiden, beschränken wir jedoch die Verwendung des elementary Namens und dessen Marken:

  • You are encouraged to say that your app or service is “designed for elementary OS,” but do not use the elementary name or marks as part of the name of your company, application, product, or service—or in any logo you create.

  • Only use the elementary name or marks to refer to elementary, Inc. or its products (i.e. elementary OS).


Gemeinschaftsprojekte (Internetseiten, Fanclubs usw.) werden angehalten, das elementary Gemeinschaftslogo zu verwenden:

elementary Gemeinschaftslogo in Farbe elementary Gemeinschaftslogo in schwarz

This helps establish the product as part of the overall community while reducing confusion that can arise from using the elementary, Inc. logomark.


As long as our software carries the elementary branding, the experience must be consistent—whether the OS was downloaded from our website or pre-installed on a hardware product.

The software components of elementary OS may be modified and redistributed according to the open source terms of the software’s licensing; however, the above branding and trademarks may only be redistributed under one or more of the following conditions:

  1. The software remains substantially unchanged; including default apps, stylesheet and iconography, etc., or

  2. Software modifications are approved by elementary, Inc.

Drivers and hardware enablement are of course acceptable. We understand that distributor branding (i.e. default wallpapers) can be important for distributors, so these modifications will typically be approved. If in doubt, email [email protected] for clarification or direction.

If you’re unable or unwilling to follow the elementary, Inc. trademark redistribution terms, removing our trademarks from the OS is simple and straightforward:

  1. Um unsere Markennamen zu entfernen, kann die Zeile DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION in der Datei /etc/lsb-release modifiziert werden.

  2. Ersetzen Sie die Symbole so, dass das Symbol distributor-logo, das in /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/ in jeder der angegebenen Größen vorhanden ist, nicht im Betriebssystem erscheint.

  3. Remove or replace the packages plymouth-theme-elementary and plymouth-theme-elementary-text.

For more information about OEMs and hardware distributors, see our information for OEMs.


We do not authorize our branding (including our name or brand marks) to be used on third-party merchandise without explicit written approval.

Anlagen & weitere Informationen

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Für weitere Informationen in Bezug auf den Namen elementary, der Marke und den dazugehörigen Markenzeichen, nehmen Sie bitte mit [email protected] Kontakt auf.