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Linux Standard Base Trademark Guidelines

Please consult the Linux Foundation's trademark usage guidelines for over-all guideance on all Linux Foundation marks. Please do not refer to a product or service as being LF- or LSB-certified or use any of LF’s certification marks, unless your company has successfully undergone LF’s compliance testing suites and LF has explicitly authorized your use of these terms and the LF certification marks, and you have executed LF’s Trademark License.

Colors for Linux Standard Base Trademarks

The color references refer to the International Pantone Matching System for printing purposes. Whenever the colors are used in the Trademarks, they must be accurately matched to the standard. Colors must never be applied to the Trademarks as a screen or a tint. The standard color for the LSB Certification Logo is:

Printing on coated (glossy) stock:

When printing on coated (glossy) stock, the Certification Logo will print in PMS 541C (dark blue) and PMS 3015c (aqua blue). The “3.x” must always print in white.


The Coated LSB logo



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Printing on uncoated (matte) stock:

Since printing on uncoated or matte stock causes spot inks to print darker, the PMS colors must be adjusted accordingly. When printing on uncoated stock, the Certification Logo will print in PMS 294U (dark blue) and PMS 3005U (aqua blue). The “3.x” must always print in white.


The Uncoated LSB logo



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Process color breakdown:

When printing in process color (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) the color breakdown must be as follows: the blue of the bulb and text must print as C95 M68 Y27 K15; the aqua blue of the “LSB” and the square around the “2.0” must print C94 M42 Y16 K4. The “3.x” must always print in white.


The Process LSB logo



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Web-safe color breakdown:

For consistency in color when used on the Internet and in electronic presentations, the Certification Logo must be used in its color-safe version. The RGB color breakdown must be as follows: the blue of the bulb and text must print as R0 G51 B102 or Hex Color 003366; the aqua blue of the “LSB” and the square around the “2.0” must print R0 G102 B153 or Hex Color 006699. The “3.x” must always print in white.


The Websafe LSB logo



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Color reproduction is preferred and should be applied where practicable. The specified PMS color must be used in Certification Logo reproductions as far as the printing or rendering process allows. If working in monochrome, it is acceptable to highlight the Certification Logo with a border. The Certification Logo can be reversed out in white or any other pale color.

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines or to receive the logos in other, high resolution electronic forms, please contact trademark at linuxfoundation dot org.

The LSB Logos can be downloaded from the following links:

lsb/linux-standard-base-trademark-guidelines.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/20 00:22 (external edit)