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Subject Re: Certification marks and why I don't think we want to go there
From Leif Johansson <leifj@xxxxxxxx>
Date Sun, 02 Jun 2013 14:35:52 +0200

On 06/02/2013 11:56 AM, Andrew Cormack wrote:
> A couple of references on the legal meaning of certification marks:
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> World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recognises the term "certification mark" but they seem to regard them as a national issue. http://www.wipo.int/sme/en/ip_business/collective_marks/certification_marks.htm
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> UK Intellectual Property Office. Certification Marks are defined in the Trade Marks Act as a particular type of trade mark. So they have to pass all the normal tests for registering a trademark (distinctive, not generic, etc.), and then some: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/t-different.htm
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> Information about how the Office handle certification marks, with a lot of requirements on the organisations handling them: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmmanual-chap4-certcoll.pdf
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> Andrew
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Also note that KI calls the IAF certification a Trust Mark - possibly to
avoid some of this.