Any company may freely use the publicly released Vulkan specification to create a product, but implementations of the Vulkan API must be tested for conformance in the Khronos Vulkan Adopters program before the Vulkan name or logo may be used in association with an implementation of the API.
Implementers may join the Khronos Vulkan Adopters Program which enables them to download and execute the Vulkan conformance tests and upload the results for peer review within Khronos. If the implementation successfully passes the tests, the Adopter is granted a royalty-free trademark license to use the Vulkan name and logo in association with that implementation - and they can refer to the implementation as being Vulkan conformant or Vulkan compliant.
Benefits of the Vulkan Adopters program:
For Adopters Program application forms, process description and pricing please visit the main Adopters page.
If you have questions about becoming a Vulkan Adopter, please send an email to Finance at Khronos