First published on MSDN on Oct 19, 2016
As a result of Microsoft having received registered trademark status for the Windows logo, the trademark symbol (™) at the bottom right of the Windows logo on the Genuine Microsoft Label (GML) will be changing to a registered trademark symbol (®). Any GML variants containing the trademark symbol (™) may be used to exhaustion. This change is effective immediately.
In addition, Microsoft has introduced a specific GML for use on Academic products, shown in the image below. Please note that as defined in the LLA, this Logo is part of the GML acquired from a GML Supplier. It may
be used in print or online.
The Windows 10 Logo (shown below) and Windows 10 Pro Logo (for systems with Windows 10) previously had an end-of-use date of October 1, 2016. However, Microsoft is now allowing use of these logos until July 31, 2017.
Finally, Microsoft is discontinuing the dark blue logo option for Windows 8-compatible and Windows 10-compatible logos. Existing labels may be used to exhaustion. No new orders for the dark blue option of the logos should be made.