It looks like OpenAi really does not want people using GPT. One developer shared a message from Brand Shield who is working on behalf of OpenAi. They make it clear in their brand terms we do not permit our GPT brand to be used in product names.
For those unfamiliar GPT stands for generative pretrained transformer.
OpenAi has updated their brand terms and it includes:
The term “Marks” includes anything we use to identify our goods or services, including our names, logos, icons, and design elements. By using our Marks, you agree that we own them and that any goodwill generated by your use benefits us. Your permission to use our Marks is limited in the following ways:
- You can only use our Marks as allowed by these brand guidelines.
- The permission we grant is non-exclusive (we can give it to others) and non-transferrable (you cannot transfer it).
- We may update the guide, and you must follow changes within a reasonable time.
- We can review your use of our Marks and require changes if needed.
- We may terminate your permission to use our Marks at any time, and you must stop using them promptly.
Please ensure your app follows all OpenAI usage policies. If your project leverages the GPT-4 or ChatGPT API, you may choose to say in the app description that it is “Powered by GPT-4” in the description and/or “Powered by ChatGPT API” (guidance outlined above) as applicable. We do not permit model names in app titles because there is concern that it confuses end users and it also triggers our enforcement mechanisms. It’s important to identify the model (GPT-4, DALL-E) specifically, as opposed to just referencing GPT (we do not permit our GPT brand to be used in product names).
Not again 🥲— Bhanu Teja P 🪶 (@pbteja1998) May 4, 2023
Looks like I will have to rebrand https://t.co/QbPKIdGqOc to something else…
The strange thing is I did not even get this email from @OpenAI's official domain.
Just some random domain called brandshield… pic.twitter.com/TMLU4Z1QNW
Tip of the cap to Lox.