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Q: What are the rules regarding using the EU flag as a logo?
The European emblem (flag) may be used by third parties only if is not:
likely to create confusion between the user and the
European Union or the Council of Europe;
linked to aims or activities incompatible with the
principles and objectives of the European Union or the
Council of Europe.
In the case of EU-funded projects:
- logos that are developed for projects funded by the EU, and that are not owned by the EU, may not be identical or similar to the European emblem (this includes logos that incorporate the twelve stars);
- the European emblem should be given appropriate prominence when displayed in association with a logo;
- contractors are exempt from the obligation to obtain prior permission from the Commission to use the emblem, but are subject to the general third-party-use restrictions mentioned above. This tacit authorization to use the European emblem implies no right of exclusive use. It does not permit the appropriation of the emblem, or of any similar trade mark or logo, whether by registration or by any other means.
For further information please see :
Europa - The European Flag
(see the Graphics guide to the European flag link for more details)
Logos , Horizon 2020 , FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)