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pixiv Registered Trademark Usage Guidelines

pixiv Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "our company", "our", "us", "we") values all the works (illustrations, manga, novels) posted on pixiv (https://www.pixiv.net/) and the communication born from such works.

These guidelines were created to answer your questions regarding the appropriate and legitimate use of pixiv trademarks, to prevent confusion for customers caused by inappropriate or illegal use.

If you are considering using the pixiv trademark in a way not described in the following guidelines, please contact us through the inquiry form.

Basic usage rules for the pixiv trademark

  1. The name pixiv (ピクシブ) and its logo image (hereinafter referred to as "pixiv trademark") are registered trademarks of pixiv Inc. (ピクシブ株式会社).
  2. It is prohibited to use and modify pixiv trademarks until explicitly acknowledged. This also applies to combinations of words such as "pixivplayer" or "LookPixiv", and to partial deletion, deformation, remodeling and abbreviations such as "Pixapps".
  3. It is prohibited to make fictitious use of pixiv's website (https://www.pixiv.net/) and of related services provided by our company.
  4. These guidelines may be subject to change at our discretion, without previous notice.

Usage rules for pixiv logo and icon

You are allowed to use pixiv logo and icon exclusively as indicated by the guidelines on this page. Any kind of usage not in accordance to the guidelines is to be considered prohibited.

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Minimum size

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Logo usage according to the background color

The visibility of the logo might be compromised according to the background color. Please use the appropriate logo according to the background color. For a bright background, please use the blue logo. For dark backgrounds, please use the white logo.

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Prohibited acts

  1. It is strictly forbidden to change the pixiv logo and icon in any way, excluding cases when color limitations might occur (black and white printing). Processing such as combining them with other words and images, separating parts and distortion are prohibited.
    Please see the following examples of prohibited acts:

    Prohibited acts

  2. It is prohibited to use our company's trademarks in a way that falsely suggests our relationship with the matter in case, such as giving the impression that we support or recommend it.
  3. It is prohibited to use our trademarks for any website or service that violates any law or regulation.
  4. It is prohibited to use our trademarks as part of another product name, service name, trademark, logo or company name.
  5. Do not use the design of our company or of the services provided by our company without permission.
  6. It is prohibited to use the pixiv logo or icon to create your own buttons, marks, logos and icons.

If you have any questions or doubts regarding the rules above, please contact us through the inquiry form.

When advertising your own account (pixiv ID)

Please use the word "pixiv", or the Japanese "ピクシブ".

You can also use the pixiv logo and/or icon.

When introducing pixiv to publications, events, web services, etc.

  1. Please use the correct notation "pixiv"/"ピクシブ".
    * Please note that "pixiv" is written in all lowercase letters.
  2. Making inappropriate remarks about our company is prohibited.
  3. It is prohibited to falsely suggest any kind of relationship, such as suggesting partnership relationships with us or our service or giving the impression that we support or recommend the matter in case.
  4. It is prohibited to use expressions that might pass as issued/delivered by our company.
  5. It is prohibited to print/reprint submissions without the consent of the artist.

About pixiv notation for product and service provision

We do not accept the notation of pixiv trademarks for offering goods or services.

If you would like to use the pixiv trademark, please contact us through the inquiry form with a detailed proposal.

Examples of allowed usage:

  1. It is possible to use pixiv trademarks as a link to "pixiv" services.
  2. You can use pixiv trademarks to indicate that your service is compatible with pixiv (make sure to use the word "pixiv" clearly, for example: "artworks on pixiv").

Usage rules for applications and other services

Developers of applications and services that aim to make pixiv's use more convenient must observe the following guidelines.

  1. We do not take any responsibility in regards to the use of such applications and other services.
  2. All the information included in the submissions posted on pixiv and their copyrights belong to the respective creators.
  3. pixiv and related services are subject to revision, change or suspension of their function without notice.
  4. The act of collecting artworks using programs such as crawlers and any act putting extreme load on the server is prohibited. We might request a suspension even in cases not described above.
  5. You can distribute your applications and services by mentioning that they're "developed using the pixiv platform". Please make sure to mention that your application or service is not created or distributed by pixiv. Also, please avoid names that might be confused with those of our services.


・2017/2/14 Added icon

・2018/3/12 Added guidelines regarding logo usage, margin, minimum size, logo usage according to the background color