What is a certification trademark?

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This sign points out the quality or other characteristics of the products and/or services distinguished, and precisely accredits the owner of the trademark.

The application for registration of a certification mark is accompanied by the rules for use of the mark, which specifies the goods or services that may be covered by the owner’s certification, define the characteristics guaranteed by the presence of the trademark and describe the way control over such characteristics is exercised before and after use of the trademark has been authorized.

The rules of use are registered together with the trademark. Any amendment to the rules of use of the certification trademark is brought to the notice of the Trademark Office. The amendment to the rules of use is enforceable against third parties on its entry in the corresponding register.