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The word "Moodle" is trademarked in many countries around the world. The word
was originally an acronym: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning
Environment. The trademark is owned by Martin Dougiamas, Founder and Director
of Moodle.
The law obligates trademark owners to police their marks and prevent the use of
confusingly similar names by third parties. Through this policy we’d like to
make it clear how Moodle-related projects, organisations, and people can use
the Moodle trademark. We’d also like to be clear about how use of the word is
restricted when used to promote commercial Moodle services. We do this to
protect the very business model that allows us to continue developing Moodle
for you.
Allowed uses
The following uses don’t require any permission at all:
* Referring to the software or the Moodle project.
* Describing your own Moodle implementation (including within corporate
* Describing a Moodle-based community hub.
* Describing some software you’ve made that integrates with Moodle
(eg a Moodle integration feature on another system).
Restricted uses
The following uses are generally prohibited without explicit and direct
permission being granted to you by Moodle Pty Ltd. We do this to protect the
Moodle project from software and sites which could confuse people. Please
contact us to ask for permission in writing.
* You can’t use "Moodle" in the name of your software (including Mobile apps)
* You can’t use "Moodle" in your company name
* You can’t use "Moodle" in your domain name
* You can’t use "Moodle" in advertising-related keywords (such as Adsense)
* You can’t use "Moodle" to describe services around Moodle (such as hosting,
training, support, consulting, course creation services, theme development,
customisation, installation, integration and certification). This applies
even if you do not charge for the services. Note that usually only Moodle
Partners have this permission.
For information about the Moodle Partner Certification Mark as well as for how
to contact us, please see <>.