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Writing About the Zentangle Method

If you are writing about the Zentangle Method, art form or company, for instance, in an article or product review, please use our name and:

  1. Place an ® after your first use of the word "Zentangle".
  2. Mention that the Zentangle Method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. (We have a patent pending on our teaching method.)
  3. Remember that our Zentangle teaching materials and tools are covered by copyright.
  4. Refer or link to
  5. Use "Zentangle" as an adjective (the Zentangle Method, Zentangle art, Zentangle art form, a Zentangle approach, etc.). Instead of using Zentangle as a verb, we use "tangle" as an untrademarked term meaning to draw according to the Zentangle Method. (On this site, wherever "Zentangle" is used as a noun, it refers to our company, Zentangle, Inc.)
  6. If you have any questions, please ask us.

Here's some suggested copy that you can use:

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at

We have a Glossary Page which may assist you in your writing.

Thank you for your help to maintain the integrity of our trademarks.