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
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.