Top 50 Publicity Guidelines and Logo Licensing

Congratulations on your listing in Construction Executive’s The Top 50 Construction Law Firms ranking or The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms ranking. Get the recognition you deserve by licensing The Top 50 logo for use on your website and other promotional endeavors. The guidelines below provide you with the information to help you publicly showcase your accomplishment.

GENERAL RULES

  • You are permitted to mention in promotion, press releases and advertisements that you are recognized by Construction Executive in “The Top 50 Construction Law Firms” or “The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms” but not that you are a “top construction law firm” or “top construction accounting firm” to suggest that a ranking in The Top 50 guarantees a desired result.
  • Construction Executive’s trademarks The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ and The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms™ are restricted to text mentions only and may not be visually manipulated in any way without the express written permission of Construction Executive.
  • Do not include any language the viewer may misconstrue as the ranked Law Firm or Accounting Firm being more skilled than Law Firms or Accounting Firms who are not listed in the ranking.
  • The Top 50 Construction Law Firms / The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms is always plural.
  • The trademark symbol () must be included in the first mention of The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ or The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms™. All following mentions of The Top 50 in the same document must be italicized, but do not need to include the trademark symbol.
  • When publicizing The Top 50 Construction Law Firms ranking online, a hyperlink to https://constructionexec.com/pages/2020-top-50-construction-law-firms is required.
  • When publicizing The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms ranking online, a hyperlink to the article once published is required.

TOP 50 LOGO USAGE GUIDELINES

To be eligible to purchase a license to use The Top 50 logo, the Law Firm or Accounting Firm must appear in Construction Executive’s official corresponding ranking for that year. The Top 50 logo shall only be used in the form and colors indicated, without modifications or alterations. Such logo(s) will not be used in a way that would reflect poorly on Construction Executive or in any manner that would imply an endorsement by the publisher.

Permission for use of The Top 50 logo begins on the date of purchase and lasts either twelve (12) months after such purchase or until the publication of the following year’s ranking of The Top 50.

The Top 50 logo shall only be used by the ranked Firm named to the The Top 50 Construction Law Firms / The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms list, and may not be used by any parent, subsidiary, related, or affiliated institutions.

If your company uses The Top 50 logo on it’s website, The Top 50 logo must link back to the Construction Executive website (https://ConstructionExec.com) or such other web page designated by Construction Executive.

Construction Executive reserves the right to reproduce and display your Firm’s creative to demonstrate the use of the logo.

When you purchase a license to use The Top 50 logo, you acknowledge that the license made does in no way affect, positively or negatively, the ranking of the Firm.

Under no circumstances may The Top 50 logo be used in any manner whatsoever without purchase of a license.

APPROVED LOGO USAGE

Upon purchase of a logo license, The Top 50 logo may only be used in the following ways:

  • Ranked Firm’s website
  • Footer of email messages
  • Email must originate from individual employees at the ranked Firm
  • Print or online marketing
  • Press releases
  • Marketing brochures
  • Social media websites
  • Social media posts
  • Marketing brochures
  • Business cards

When publicizing The Top 50 Construction Law Firms awards online, a hyperlink to https://constructionexec.com/pages/2020-top-50-construction-law-firms is required.
When publicizing The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms awards online, a hyperlink to the article once published is required.

If you wish to use the logo in a way not mentioned above, please contact surveys@magazinexperts.com.

FORBIDDEN LOGO USAGE

The Top 50 Logo may NOT be used in the following ways:

  • Any item resembling a plaque or award or certificate. The Top 50 Construction Law Firms / The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms award merchandise must be purchased directly through Construction Executive via its designated vendor, MagazineXperts LLC.
  • In any manner or with any accompanying language that the viewer may misconstrue as the listed firm being more skilled than firms that are not ranked in the publication.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

Construction Executive will monitor mentions and relevant advertising to ensure that usage or its trademarked or copyrighted materials complies with these guidelines. If any usage is found not to comply with the guidelines, Construction Executive will inform the Law or Accounting Firm and request that the inappropriate advertising be brought into compliance. If timely and appropriate efforts are not made by the Firm to bring the non-compliant advertising into compliance with the guidelines, Construction Executive may temporarily suspend or permanently exclude the Law or Accounting Firm from any or all future rankings and publications, and take appropriate action to ensure that its trademarks and copyrights are not infringed.

Construction Executive does not assume, and hereby expressly disclaims, any liability to any person or entity for any loss or damage claimed to arise from the failure by any Law or Accounting Firm using The Top 50 Construction Law Firms / The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms materials of any kind to comply with these guidelines.

Under no circumstances may The Top 50 Construction Law Firms / The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms logo, or any other creative from Construction Executive, be used without the express written permission of Construction Executive.

These guidelines are subject to change without notice, and Construction Executive may withdraw or change these guidelines at any time and for any reason.

PLEASE NOTE that in consideration for the limited use of the marks Construction Executive and The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ / The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms™ in connection with publicity or other advertising, all listed Law or Accounting Firms expressly agree to abide by the terms and conditions of these guidelines. Listed Law Firms will also abide by ANY APPLICABLE STATE BAR LEGAL ADVERTISING LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.

Failure to comply with any or all of these guidelines may result in temporary or permanent revocation of usage of The Top 50 trademark and logo, civil liability for misappropriation or trademark infringement, and/or report to the appropriate lawyer disciplinary authorities.

Construction Executive has used its best efforts in assembling material for inclusion in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms / The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms but does not warrant that the information contained therein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms/The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

For any questions regarding The Top 50 please contact surveys@magazinexperts.com.