“Linux” and “Linux Mint”

The Linux Mark Institute (LMI) is the exclusive licensor of the Linux trademark on behalf of its owner, Linus Torvalds. For “Linux Mint” to protect its name and be recognized as a trademark we had to get the approval of the LMI so we could use the term “Linux”.

The LMI approved Linux Mint for sublicensing and we can now use the following marks:

  • Linux Mint
  • LinuxMint
  • linuxmint

This approval covers both the distribution itself (downloadable ISOs) and the product associated with it (CDs, DVDs, merchandising, sticks, computers, devices..). It is also perpetual and applies worlwide.


  1. Congratulations Clem 🙂
    I’m waiting for Elyssa because i think it will be the best linux distro in 2008.

  2. Thanks to The Linux Mark Institute (LMI) for allowing this!
    You’re doing a great Job, I have been using Mint 4.0 for month and I’m very impatient to see the next release!

  3. Finally a trade mark. Well it looks like Mint is on the road to officialness congrats Clem!

  4. i think elyssa will be the second best relese in 2008, because you are going to launch linux mint 6… right?…

    kep up the good work

  5. Congrats!
    But I think, »LinuxMint« is a better name than »Linux Mint«. With no space between the words it sound much cooler^^

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