IPMA has registered its brands as trademarks. Trademark registration, in addition to other privileges, means that others cannot use our trademarks without our permission, or without acknowledging our ownership of them.
You cannot, for example, legally use our IPMA ICB® in a name or service, or even a website, such as IPMA-ICB-Training.net, in the same International class or classes we have registered it in.
This means that training companies, consultants, conference organizers, Universities or individuals may not use IPMA registered trademarks, except in specific cases where certain trademarks are explicitly permitted for use, such as for those certified in IPMA’s 4-L-C Certification programme.
The IPMA Certificate Holder, as long as the certificate is valid, has the right to show his Certificate Level, the official Certificate logo and in general the official Certificate material delivered by IPMA to Third Parties. He/She is not allowed to transfer this right to any natural or legal person (business partners, company…). He/She is responsible to inform all interested parties that they are not allowed to use these materials
The following marks are registered trademarks of IPMA in Switzerland and other countries:
In addition, IPMA owns the following trademarks; we have used them globally for up to 10 years:
The IPMA Graphic Logo is also a registered trademark in Switzerland and other countries. All those who are authorised to use the IPMA Graphic Logo must include the registration mark. Please note the correct placement of the registration mark in the logo at right.
Please contact us if you are authorised to use our logo, and you do not have the official version of the graphic. We can make it available in multiple formats.
Only IPMA and IPMA Member Associations have the right to use these trademarks as permitted in their current Membership Agreement. Still, we all must follow the same guidelines as everyone else, to protect our mark. Those guidelines include:
Thank you for your understanding and consideration in your use of our IPMA intellectual property!