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  The UK Patent Office - Trade Marks - Certification Marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Trade marks law permits an entire industry or trade to protect itself, by the registration of a certification mark to act as a guarantee that goods or services bearing the mark meet a certain standard or possess a particular characteristic.
A certification mark is a mark indicating that the goods or services on which it is used are certified by the proprietor of the mark in respect of geographical origin, material, method of manufacture of goods, standard of performance of services, quality, accuracy, or other characteristics.
Use of a certification mark will be permitted by the owner of the mark to anyone who complies with the regulations and produces goods, or supplies services, which have the certified characteristics.
www.patent.gov.uk /tm/howtoapply/certmark.htm   (602 words)

 Trademark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Therefore marks which identify or describe a product or service, or which are in common use, or which are used as geographical indications, generally cannot be registered as trademarks, as they must remain available for use by anyone (eg.
The proper use of a trademark means using the mark as an adjective, not as a noun or a verb [3] [4] [5], though for certain trademarks, use as nouns and, less commonly, verbs is common.
Marks may also be abandoned by "naked licensing", which involves the owner granting rights to use the mark to another party without sufficiently controlling how or on what they use it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trademark   (4159 words)

 Trade Topics - Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
A certification mark is a special type of trademark used for the purpose of distinguishing goods and services that are of a defined standard from those that are not.
More precisely, a certification mark may be adopted and registered only by a person who is not engaged in the manufacture, sale, leasing or hiring of goods or the performance of services such as those in association with which the certification mark is used.
That is, certification marks that could mislead the public regarding the origin of the goods are not registrable, and thus are rejected at the examination stage.
www.agr.gc.ca /itpd-dpci/english/topics/tripscnd.htm   (1764 words)

 Toni Tease | Intellections ® | January 2005
A certification mark is a name, logo or slogan that is used to signify that the goods or services used in connection with the mark meet certain standards.
Certification marks are different than trademarks in that they do not act as a source identifier, that is, they do not tell the consumer where the goods or services came from.
Certification marks that are registered enjoy all the benefits of a federal trademark registration, including use of the registered trademark symbol (®) and rights that last as long as the mark is being used in interstate commerce.
www.teaselaw.com /newsletter/2005_january.html   (626 words)

 TMEP - Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Certification mark specimens must show use to certify.  Although a certification mark performs a different function from a trademark or a service mark, it is used in a manner analogous to that of a trademark or a service mark ( i.e.
The statement of certification in the application is printed on the registration certificate.  For that reason it should be reasonably specific but does not have to include the details of the specifications of the characteristic being certified.  If practicable, however, more detailed specifications should be made of record in the application file.
A certification mark may be registered in the United States under §44 of the Trademark Act, on the basis of a foreign registration.  However, whether a particular foreign registration is acceptable as the basis for a United States registration depends on the scope of the foreign registration. 
www.zpspatents.com /TMEP/tmep_1306.htm   (2030 words)

 TMEP Section 106, Certification Marks (BitLaw)
Although certification marks are used or intended to be used in connection with goods or services and might therefore seem to be like trademarks and service marks, they differ from trademarks and service marks because they do not indicate origin of the goods or services.
Although certification marks are used or intended to be used by more than one person and might therefore seem to be like collective marks, they are very different from collective marks in nature.
Because of the superficial similarities, care must be exercised in examination to identify certification mark situations even where the mark is not identified as a certification mark in the application.
www.bitlaw.com /source/tmep/106.html   (263 words)

 TMEP Section 1306.05, Characteristics of Certification Marks (BitLaw)
When a certification mark is devised, there is often incorporated in it wording such as 'approved by,' 'inspected,' 'conforming to' or 'certified,' or wording of similar import, which is natural since certification (or approval) is practically the only significance the mark is to have when it is used on goods or in connection with services.
A trademark or service mark is used by one person on his or her goods or services alone, whereas a certification mark is used by persons other than the owner of the mark on their goods or services.
The separateness of the functions of these types of marks is emphasized by the prohibitions in both §§4 and 14 against use of a certification mark by its owner on his or her own goods or services.
www.bitlaw.com /source/tmep/1306_05.html   (944 words)

 Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. - CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct
Williamson's right to use the CFP certification marks after he failed to respond to its December 1999 Complaint investigating his unauthorized use of the CFP marks and misrepresentation to the public as being certified when he was not.
French's rights to use the CFP certification marks pending the resolution of a review by the Board of Professional Review, after he disclosed that he had been the subject of a criminal conviction for embezzlement and was sentenced to six months in jail, beginning May 1, 2000.
Kirkpatrick's right to use the CFP certification marks for six months after it discovered that he had represented himself to the public as certified when he was unauthorized and after he failed to respond to CFP Board in a timely manner.
www.cfp.net /certificants/boardreport2000.asp   (14482 words)

 Iyengar Yoga Certification Marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia is responsible in Australia for the certification of yoga teachers in the Iyengar method and for the protection of the name of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar.
The Iyengar Certification Mark (seen on the left) has been registered in countries where Iyengar yoga is taught and is an international symbol of the highest standard in training and continuing education in the Iyengar method of yoga.
The mark allows the community at large to identify who are "bona fide" Iyengar yoga teachers, as only those teachers certificated by the BKSIYAA or by Mr Iyengar himself are permitted to use the Mark.
www.iyengaryoga.asn.au /certification/certificationmarks.html   (432 words)

 TMEP Chapter 1300   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When setting out dates of use of a collective mark on goods or in connection with services, in either a §1(a) application or an allegation of use filed in connection with a §1(b) application, the applicant must state that the mark was first used by members (or a member) of the applicant.
The owner of a collective membership mark is normally the collective organization whose members use the mark.  The organization is usually an association, either incorporated or unincorporated, but is not limited to being an association and may have some other form.
A collective membership mark may be a letter or letters, a word or words, a design alone, a name or nickname, or other matter that identifies the collective organization or indicates its purpose.  A membership mark may, but need not, include the term "member" or the equivalent.
www.uspto.gov /web/offices/tac/tmep/1300.htm   (4911 words)

 Articles - Certification mark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The main difference is that collective trade marks may be used by particular members of the organisation which owns them, while certification marks may be used by anybody who complies with the standards defined by the owner of the particular certification mark.
One practical workaround for trade mark owners is to register the mark as an ordinary trade mark in relation to quality control and similar services.
Certification marks can be owned by independent companies absolutely unrelated in ownership to the companies, offering goods or rendering services under the particular certification mark.
www.free-biz.org /articles/Certification_mark   (454 words)

 FM Global- Certification Marks Usage Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When an FM Approvals' certification mark is used in advertising or on product packaging, all such materials must reflect only the specific circumstances of Approval and may not in any way imply a more substantial relationship conferred by FM Approvals.
FM Approvals' certification marks must appear in a size and location that is readily identifiable, but must appear less prominently than the name of the owner of the certification or the distributor of the certified products.
FM Approvals' certification marks should not be preceded or followed by a qualifier that indicates a degree of certification or acceptability.
www.fmglobal.com /approvals/resources/guidelines.asp   (309 words)

 Certification Marks   |   International Trademark Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A certification mark certifies the nature or origin of the goods or services to which it has been applied.
Once you have obtained approval of the rules and regulations in a major country they should be acceptable in other countries with some slight amendments as to form and content taking into account local requirements such as public policy and local rules on aspects of the operation of the scheme.
The requirements are similar to those of certification marks in most cases, but may be more relaxed in others.
www.inta.org /info/basics_certification.html   (654 words)

 ICAPGen - Certification and Service Marks Usage Guide
The service mark and certification marks must be used as they are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), or for those proprietary marks that are not registered, in a distinctive and consistent manner.
It is a separate registered certification mark authorized for use by holders of the Accredited Genealogist designation, and must never be written parenthetically as in Accredited Genealogist (AG), with periods as A.G., or in the plural as AG's.
and AG certification marks are the sole property of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.
www.icapgen.org /Programs/MarkUsage.htm   (659 words)

 UL | The UL Mark
Third-party certification bodies, who are the members of "the Steering Council of Safety Certification for Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Parts of Japan (SCEA)," such as UL Apex, administer certification.
ENEC (European Norms Electrical Certification) is a voluntary mark for luminaires, luminaire components, electrical and electronic office and IT equipment, safety isolating and separating transformers, power supply units and switches for household appliances.
Certification is mandatory for a list of product categories which includes: switches, plugs, socket -outlets, flexible cords, circuit breakers, wire & cables, magnetic & electronic ballast, voltage regulators, medical devices and electrical equipment for hazardous locations.
www.ul.com /mark   (2096 words)

 Open Source Initiative OSI - Certification Mark and Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The OSI Certified mark is OSI's way of certifying that the license under which the software is distributed conforms to the OSD; the generic term "Open Source" cannot provide that assurance, but we still encourage use of the term "Open Source" to mean conformance to the OSD.
Use of these marks for software that is not distributed under an OSI approved license is an infringement of OSI's certification marks and is against the law.
OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.
www.opensource.org /docs/certification_mark.php   (1290 words)

 FM Global - Certification Marks Artwork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The mark should be produced in fl on a light background, or in reverse on a dark background.
Note: The FM Approvals' certification marks are to be used only in conjunction with products or services that have been FM Approved or specification tested by FM Approvals.
The FM Approvals' certification marks should never be used in any manner (including advertising, sales or promotional purposes) that could suggest or imply FM Approvals' endorsement of a specific manufacturer or distributor.
www.fmglobal.com /approvals/resources/downloads.asp   (275 words)

 Clients lounge - Certification Marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is not only the public mark of your value, but is also a point of differentiation.
The BVQI logo is a registered trademark and copyrighted, therefore the use of the BVQI marks without prior approval is prohibited.
Only duly authorised customers of BVQI who have signed contracts that state that the marks will be used in accordance with BVQI requirements and not used in a mis-leading manner may use these marks.
www.bvqi.com /html/3284.html   (95 words)

 Certification Marks - ETL SEMKO
In addition, the mark indicates that the manufacturer's production site conforms to a range of compliance measures and is subject to a periodic regimen of follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.
An ETL Sanitation mark indicates that equipment is fit for use in the production of food intended for human consumption or the equipment is fit for use in an environment where food intended for human consumption is produced.
The GS mark is a licensed mark of the German government, which may only be issued by an accredited product safety testing and certification agency.
www.italy.intertek-etlsemko.com /en/cert.asp   (450 words)

 International certification marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The aim of the Association is to facilitate and improve the activity of its members in the electrical field, issue of common certification marks, licences, certificates, quality marking, and facilitate third-party certification on the basis of European standards.
For obtaining the international certification marks, a type test to standard, the conformity of the quality system of the manufacturer to ISO 9002 or regular factory inspection and product surveillance with positive results are needed.
It was established mainly for conformity certification to European standards of low-voltage cables and cords, and for granting of the patented HAR mark.
www.meei.hu /en/nemzetkozijelek.shtml   (785 words)

 Certification Marks
A certification mark must also meet the detailed provisions set out in Schedule 2 of the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Before a certification mark is allowed to be registered, the Registry consider whether:
The application must be submitted with a fee sheet, which must be filled with all fee bearing forms.
www.trademarkshouse.com /resources/cer_mar.htm   (550 words)

 Professional Certification
Recently, NALA filed to protect the mark "CP" for those who prefer to use the term "paralegal" instead of "legal assistant." Click either of the logos to the left to read more about this development.
CLA and CLA Specialist are certification marks duly registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (No. 113199 and No. 1751731 respectively).
CP (design) is a certification marked filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (No. 78213275).
www.nala.org /cert.htm   (1424 words)

 Certification Trade Marks
A Certification Trade Mark is used to indicate that the goods in relation to which it is used possess certain defined characteristics, such as origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, etc.
The requirements for acceptance of a Certification Trade Mark are broadly the same as for registration of an ordinary trade mark in Part A of the register.
Broadly speaking, the former is concerned with the distinctiveness of marks and the latter With matters of the public interest and the approval of regulations governing the use of marks.
www.businessbureau-uk.co.uk /law/trade10.htm   (326 words)

 Gateway to Convergence Technology | CTPcertified.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Certification Agreement will automatically terminate when you reach the age of majority unless you affirm the Certification Agreement by completing and signing the CERTIFICATION AGREEMENT being used generally by the TIA and Prosoft at that time and returning it to Prosoft.
You may not use the marks or claim to be certified in the Program unless you have completed the Program certification requirements and have been notified by TIA or Prosoft in writing that you have achieved certification status for that particular Program.
You agree that the marks and goodwill associated with those marks exclusively inure to the benefit of, and belong to, TIA and Prosoft.
www.ctpcertified.com /certAgreement/CTPagree.asp   (2275 words)

 Standard Certification Marks
The well-known N-mark is a certification mark based on Nemko's own testing or results from testing performed by often labratory according to multi-national or bi-lateral agreement or by otherwise Nemko accepted labratories including all authorized manufacturers.
The CCA EMC Mark is recognised by the certification bodies in the 15 countries who recognise each other's results.
The EMC certificate granted by SGS Fimko requires that testing is carried out according to European standards or in a testing laboratory assessed and approved by SGS Fimko.
www.technick.net /public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=guide_safetymarks   (3222 words)

 BNQ - Certification - Marks of Conformity
The BNQ provides companies that hold a valid certificate of conformity issued by the BNQ the following marks of conformity that may be used on their products and be reproduced in their administrative, commercial and promotional documents.
It is possible for you to obtain from the BNQ the following marks of conformity in EPS or TIF formats by forwarding the request to Guylaine Collin to her Email address guylaine.collin@bnq.qc.ca.
As an adjunct to its product certification programs, the BNQ also accepts applications from companies that produce components, when they are used to manufacture the products that are subject to one or more of the BNQ's product certification programs.
www.bnq.qc.ca /en/certif/marque_confor.html   (293 words)

 Certification Marks - ETL SEMKO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
What's more, the mark indicates that the manufacturer's production site conforms to a range of compliance measures and is subject to periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.
The CE mark is a mandatory European marking for certain product groups to indicate conformity with the essential health and safety requirements set out in European Directives.
Without the CE marking, and thus without complying with the provisions of the Directives, the product may not be placed in the market or put into service in the fifteen member states of the European Union and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
www.mexico.intertek-etlsemko.com /en/cert.asp   (727 words)

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