AIP-274: "ApeCoin Powered" & "Powered by ApeCoin" Logo implementation

You mean they will have to refuse USDC, USDT, ETH etc? I think making it an option or the first choice of payment is already good.

What do others think?

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Anyone accepting ApeCoin exclusively or anyone with a passed AIP would be able to use it.

If you want to use the logo, accept Apecoin exclusively or submit an aip and get it passed.

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ok makes sense. Didn’t see the option 2 to pass an AIP.

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Hi @Gerry ,

Your topic will be moving to the AIP Draft phase in less than 24 hours. Are you content with the feedback received or do you wish to extend community discussion for another 7 days?

If we do not hear from you within 48 hours after your topic closes, your topic will be moved straight to the AIP Draft process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

-12GAUGE

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Hi Nana,

Yes.

Thank you,

@Lost

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AYEEEE facilitator 12GAUGE reporting for duty!

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Hi @Gerry

Could or should we do an “Empowered by ApeCoin” version. This could be used by our Africa ApeCoin Community for example, for events sponsored by the DAO and similar initiatives where we support growth and learning.

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Thats an hard yes from my part!!!

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Thank you 12GAUGE. The feedback from the community was wonderful. I hope everyone is as happy with the result as I am.

Ship it. :saluting_face:

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Super happy with feedback.

Much has been said; one more.

Let’s stand together​:100::muscle:

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Hi @Gerry ,

Thank you for your ideas [and the ApeCoin DAO community for the thoughtful discussions]. A moderator will get in touch with the author to draft the AIP in the appropriate template. Once the AIP is drafted and meets all the DAO-approved guidelines, the proposal will be posted on Snapshot for live official voting at: Snapshot

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments. @Gerry please see your messages for the next steps.

-12GAUGE

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@Gerry has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-12GAUGE

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Every Ape Coin DAO-certified project should feature its own logo, or else be used by dao admins to certify their messages, for example.

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @Gerry 's AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-12GAUGE

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,
@Gerry has responded to our questions and has provided consent to share them in this forum for the community.

  1. Is the Ape Foundation expected to engage in any of the steps of the AIP implementation? If so, please specify the step(s) and elaborate how it is expected to work.

Answer: The Ape Foundation will not be required to engage directly in the implementation of this AIP. However, we welcome Ape Foundation support and guidance.

  1. Where will these logos be made available for distribution?

Answer: The logos will be made available for distribution on the official ApeCoin forum and GitHub repository. We can consider other platforms as deemed necessary and convenient.

  1. Would there be a licensing agreement specifying any terms, such as commercial? Please elaborate on your expectations.

Answer: While this can be subject to further community discussion, initially, we propose that there would not be a formal licensing agreement. The usage of the logo is intended to be a privilege that comes with meeting the criteria stated in the AIP.

  1. Are there any specific criteria or guidelines for projects to be approved and qualify for logo usage, beyond exclusively accepting ApeCoin, including any criteria regarding the projects material and/or actions?

Answer: The primary criteria are that the project exclusively uses ApeCoin for transactions and aligns with the ApeCoin ecosystem’s values and mission. Additionally, any project that has had an AIP approved by the ApeCoin DAO is automatically granted the privilege to use the logo, as their alignment with the values and mission of the ApeCoin ecosystem has already been demonstrated and validated by the community.

4b. What rights are expected to be granted to the projects regarding use of the logo?

Answer: Projects granted the logo usage rights would be able to use the logo on their platforms and marketing materials to signify their affiliation with the ApeCoin ecosystem.

  1. Are the 2 taglines registered trademarks? (ApeCoin Powered and Powered by ApeCoin)

Answer: At the time of writing this AIP, the taglines are not registered trademarks.

5b. If not, should the ™ symbol be included in the designs?

Answer: If the taglines are not registered trademarks, it is not necessary to include the ™ symbol. However, the ApeCoin DAO might consider seeking trademark registration for these taglines in the future.

  1. Who has the authority to determine whether a project should be stripped of their rights to these logos?

Answer: This decision would ideally be made by the ApeCoin DAO community through a voting process.

6b. If the intention is for the community to make decisions regarding the implementation of this proposal, please elaborate on the expected steps for revoking the privilege to use the approved logos.

Answer: If a project is found to be inconsistent with the values and mission of the ApeCoin ecosystem, a proposal to revoke their logo usage rights could be made. This proposal would then be put to a vote among the community.

  1. How will we ensure brand alignment on redesigns? Are there specific guidelines or requirements in place to maintain consistency?

Answer: While projects can use the logo to show affiliation, it must be used as is, without modifications or redesigns. The logo represents the ApeCoin brand and should be consistent across all platforms.

  1. Are there any measures we can implement to prevent malicious individuals from exploiting these design files?

Answer: We would encourage projects to report any misuse of the logo to the ApeCoin DAO community. Also, revoking the privilege to use the logo could act as a deterrent to misuse.

  1. How will ecosystem projects secure these agreements to use the logos?

Answer: Ecosystem projects will secure the agreement to use the logo based on the criteria stated in this AIP and by receiving approval from the ApeCoin DAO community.

  1. Do you provide consent to share these questions with the community in this forum?

Yes of Course

A DAR package is being worked on and upon completion this AIP will move into Administrative Review. Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-12 GAUGE

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

We have no further questions for @Gerry . This AIP is now under Administrative Review.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-12GAUGE

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100% in favour of this.

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This proposal is live for Snapshot vote at Snapshot. The voting period closes next Wednesday at 9PM EST.

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