Trademarks
 TI's Signature and Logo
 TI's Trade Names
 Using TI as a Trade Name
 and as a Trademark
 Use of TI's Registered
 and Unregistered Marks
 in Literature
 Attribution of TI's Marks
 in Literature
 TI's Trademarks,
 Servicemarks, and
 Approved Nouns
USING TI AS A TRADE NAME AND AS A TRADEMARK

Avoid confusion between using TI as a trade name and using TI as a trademark. If you refer to the company, you are using TI as a trade name and you may use the possessive. If you are using TI to modify a generic noun that refers to TI products or services, you are using it as a trademark. A trademark is not used as a possessive. Thus:

Trade name:

  TI's trademarks

Trademark:

  TI integrated circuits

  TI design services

To show TI as the source of any trademarked goods or services, use the possessive of our trade name before one of our trademarks followed by the necessary generic noun.

Where the reader can make the connection to TI from the rest of the communication, you may omit the trade name from before the trademark and let the trademark stand alone with its generic noun.

Or, simply refer to TI's trademarked product or service as being "made by TI", or "made by Texas Instruments".

Alternatively, refer to our trademarked product or service as being "from” or “by” TI, or Texas Instruments.

Avoid using the trademark form “TI” before one of our other trademarks.

Correct

      TI's TMS320™ DSP

      TMS320™ DSP

      The TMS320™ DSP made by TI.

Incorrect

      TI TMS320™ DSP