Must Products show Unreal's Logo?
I have a question concerning the excerpt following from section 11 of the Unreal® Engine End User License Agreement:
Some games, specifically "Dishonored" or "XCOM: Enemy Unknown", display a (customised) logo of Unreal Engine similar to this one (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/wzvnbtQWS9c/maxresdefault.jpg). I would like to inquire about "[reproducing] in all copies of the Licensed Technology". Does this imply that any product utilising the technology must display a logo such as the aforementioned ones?
As I am aware only a proprietary statement is required to be added to the product's credits, or appropriate alternatives as listed here(https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/415342/epics-credits-on-splash-screen.html), so why are some games, as named above, display the logo? or am I missing something?
asked May 05 '16 at 09:03 PM in Legal & Licensing
The AAA games you mention are the subject of a custom engine license with Epic (I won't go into the specific terms) - they don't license the engine under the EULA.
The EULA does not contain a trademark license to show the UE4 logo or similar on the splash screen. If a EULA licensee is interested in doing that, they need to obtain an additional trademark license here.
The bit you quote from the EULA means that you're not allowed to remove copyright and trademark notices from within the engine itself. There is a separate requirement under the EULA though to provide credit to Epic in the form indicated in your game credits though.
answered May 05 '16 at 09:07 PM
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