Trademark Usage Guidelines
- Forte Payment Systems' ("Forte") list of trademarks:
graphic provided by Forte may be used to display the Forte logo.
required font for all Forte trademarks is Open Sans.
appropriate designation (™ or ®) must be used at least the first time a
Forte trademark (including the name "Forte Payment Systems") appears in a
publication, but need not be used each time the trademark is used in a
publication if it is used in a way that the reader is clearly placed on
notice. Use the following standards to decide when and how to designate a
If there are multiple uses of the trademark
throughout a publication, an explanatory note on the cover sheet or title page
of the publication in the following format will be sufficient:
"Forte is a trademark of CSG Forte Payments, Inc., used
under license" or (when registered) "Forte is a registered trademark of CSG Forte Payments, Inc., used under license" (registration pending)
note described in (a) above may not always be appropriate, particularly
if the document is such that portions of it may be used separately
without reference to its beginning. If so, use the following guidelines:
a trademark each time it appears in a table of contents, a chapter or
section heading, or a picture or figure caption.
a trademark the first time it is used in each part of a publication,
which is likely to be independently referenced.
in doubt, use additional markings rather than fewer.
mark the trademark on covers of publications, in advertisements and press
in doubt, mark the trademark the first time it is used on each page of
for logo usage
- Don't change the logo's orientation
- Don't change the logo colors
- Don't crop the logo
- Don't bevel the logo, add a shadow, or a glow
- Don't use this logo on any color background besides white
- Don't outline the logo
- Don't place the logo on a photograph or pattern
To preserve the Forte logo's integrity, always maintain a minimum clear space around the logo. This clear space isolates the logo from competing graphic elements such as other logos, copy, photography or background patterns that may divert attention. The minimum clear space for the Forte logo is defined as the height of the "f" in the wordmark.
on black background
Revised November 2018
Subject to change without notification