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Minnesota's Best

Logo Usage Requirements.


Initial Logo Usage Requirements. The initial Logo Usage Requirements are as follows:


  • At no time shall Winner use any Logo for which Winner does not qualify (for instance, by contest year, winner level or category).

  • Winner shall use each Qualified Logo only in a manner that accurately indicates the place Winner finished in the applicable category(ies) in the 2023 Contest.

  • With respect to each Qualified Logo, Winner will not alter the Qualified Logo, whether by electronic means or otherwise by any means or methods now or hereafter known, and will use the Qualified Logo solely in the form in which it has been provided by Sponsor. For clarity, and without limitation of the foregoing:

    1. Winner will not change the color, shape or content of the Qualified Logo;

    2. Winner will use the Qualified Logo solely in the colors and formats prescribed by Sponsor;

    3. Winner will keep at least ¼ inch of clear space around the Qualified Logo; and

    4. Winner will not combine the Qualified Logo with one or more other logos (for instance, Winner will not combine the Qualified Logo with any logo belonging to Winner).

  • At no time will Winner use the Qualified Logo in any of the following ways:

    1. In any way that disparages Sponsor or any Sponsor Product (“Sponsor Product” means any publication, product or service offered by Sponsor, including but not limited to the Star Tribune newspaper (the “Newspapers”));

    2. In any way that indicates or implies that Sponsor, the Newspaper or any other Sponsor Product in any way endorses any person, product, service or enterprise of any sort;

    3. In any way that is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive (i) as to the affiliation, connection, or association of Winner with Sponsor, the Newspaper or any other Sponsor Product, or (ii) as to the origin, sponsorship, or approval of Winner’s goods, services, or commercial activities by Sponsor, the Newspaper or any other Sponsor Product; or

    4. In any way that misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities, or geographic origin of Winner’s (or any other person’s) goods, services, or commercial activities.
      (For clarity, the foregoing shall not be deemed to prohibit Winner from accurately reporting the results of the 2023 Contest as the same pertain to Winner.)

  • Winner agrees to maintain the quality of the goods and services with which the Qualified Logo is used (including but not limited to all Winner Promotional Materials that incorporate the Qualified Logo) at or above the quality standards Sponsor meets with the goods and services Sponsor provides using the Qualified Logo. (“Winner Promotional Materials ” means any self-promotional materials that Winner creates to advertise or promote its business.)

Updated May 15, 2023

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