Protection of Certification Marks

A certification mark certifies the nature or origin of the goods or services on or in connection with which it is used. This includes for example; region or location or origin, materials of construction, method or mode of manufacture of goods or provision of services, quality assurance, accuracy of the goods or services, and any definable characteristic of the goods or services.

It can also certify manufacture of goods or provision of services by members of a union or other organization to certain standards.

Certification marks are also recognized and protected elsewhere – especially in the U.S.

We have considerable experience in the establishment and administration of certification trade mark schemes and our expertise includes the preparation of “rules” governing the use of certification marks as well as liaison with regulatory bodies in connection with the filing and amendments to such rules.