Using the Cortex® Trademark

Please use the above trademark in accordance with the Arm trademark use guidelines. In addition, please follow the Arm branding guidelines if you hold a valid trademark licence from Arm.



Approved nouns:


-based (appropriate third party noun)

Cortex may also be used with other suitable Arm product names, e.g. Fast Models.

Use format:

Arm® Cortex® [product name] and/or [approved noun]
e.g. Arm® Cortex®-A12 processor

Arm® Cortex®-based [appropriate third party noun]
e.g. Arm® Cortex®-based smartphone

Always use the Cortex trademark preceded by the Arm trademark in first use, i.e. Arm® Cortex®. You do not have to use the Arm trademark in each subsequent use of the Cortex trademark.

Core configurations

References to multi-core configurations should be placed before the Arm trademark(s).


Arm and Cortex are registered trademarks of Arm Limited (or its subsidiaries or affiliates) in the US and/or elsewhere.

Use examples for Cortex trademark


Correct use

Incorrect use


Arm® Cortex®-A15 processor

Arm® Cortex-A15 processor
ARM® cortex®-A15 processor


Arm® Cortex®-based smartphone

Arm® Cortex® smartphone


Arm® Cortex®-A53 based smartphone

Arm® Cortex®-A53 smartphone


Arm® Cortex®-A15 processor based chip

Arm® Cortex®-A15 processor based core


quad core Arm® Cortex®-based chip

Arm® Cortex®-based quad core


Company X releases quad-core 1.5GHz Arm® Cortex®-A7 based chip for tablets

Company X releases 1.5GHz Arm® Cortex®-A7 based quad-core chip for tablets


Arm® Cortex®-A9 Fast Model simulator

Arm® Cortex®-A9 Fast Model simulator.

"Fast Model(s)" is not an Arm trademark.


Arm® Cortex®-M4 processor with FPU

Arm® Cortex®-M4F processor


Arm® Cortex®-M7 processor with FPU

Arm® Cortex®-M7F processor

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