Use of ISO's name®
Within the context of international standardization or related activities (such as consultancy, training or conformity assessment including certification) "ISO" (or "iso") is the short name of the International Organization for Standardization. The name is registered within this context as the sole property of ISO and the Organization will protect its name on behalf of all ISO's members - the national standards institutes of some 150 countries.
In particular, ISO will not authorize the use of the
name "ISO" (or
"iso") by any organization other than its members in Internet domain names, names of Web sites,
trademarks, companies / organizations, products, etc. Such use could mislead third parties into believing
that the domain name / Web site / trademark / company / organization / product concerned represents
ISO, or has been approved or authorized to act on behalf of ISO or belongs to ISO.
Therefore, ISO will take whatever actions it considers necessary to prevent the misuse of its name.
In case of doubt, requests for guidance can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of ISO's logo®
logo is a registered trademark. Unless authorized by ISO, use of its logo is prohibited. Notably, ISO
will not allow its logo to be used in connection with conformity assessment activities. These include
the certification of management systems, products, services, materials or personnel, even when these
certifications attest conformity to an ISO standard, such as one of the ISO 9000 or ISO 14000 series.
Examples of unacceptable use of the ISO logo would include use on products, in publications, on Internet
sites, in marketing materials, advertisements and company letterheads.
Allowing the ISO logo to be used would give the false impression that ISO carries out certification activities, or has approved or authorized the organization using its logo. These activities are not business functions of ISO.
ISO is not an auditor, assessor, registrar, or certifier of management systems, products, services, materials or personnel, nor does ISO endorse any such activities performed by other parties. ISO develops International Standards but does not operate any schemes for assessing conformance with them.
Therefore, ISO will take whatever actions it considers necessary to prevent the misuse of its logo.
Requests for guidance can be sent to email@example.com