CiA’s community trade mark (CTM) policy

Preamble

Objective of this policy is to outline the usage of the Community Trademarks (CTMs) owned by CAN IN AUTOMATION international users and manufacturers group e. V. (in the following CiA e. V.). CTMs in the following are the CTM 00 710 98 46 “CiA” and CTM 00 709 22 73 “CANopen”. These CTMs are registered for the following goods and services:

“CiA” (CTM 00 710 98 46): Machines and machine tools; electric signaling and checking (supervision) instruments; data-processing apparatus; software for controlling apparatus, machines and vehicles; hardware and software for testing communications interfaces of electric and electronic equipment; printed matter, building instructions for communications interfaces for electronic equipment; training courses and seminars for engineers; creating software for controlling apparatus, machines and vehicles; development and description of interfaces for electric and electronic controls; creating specifications for controlling apparatus, machines and vehicles; testing of electric and electronic equipment, namely with regard to the communications interfaces thereof; engineering services;

“CANopen” (CTM 00 709 22 73): Machines and machine tools; electric signaling and checking (supervision) instruments; data processing equipment, programs for data processing equipment; hardware and software for testing communications interfaces of electric and electronic equipment; pamphlets, building instructions for communications interfaces for electronic equipment; training courses and seminars for engineers; computer programming, testing of electric and electronic equipment, namely with regard to the communications interfaces thereof; engineering; certification services.

§1

CiA e. V. entitles the following parties to use the CTMs in all their written or electronic publications and promotional mate

  1. Members of CiA e. V. and their distributors and other sales partner (including resellers) for their devices, software, tools, and services such as seminars and system integration;
  2. Owners of CANopen vendor-IDs assigned by CiA e. V. and their distributors and other sales partner (including resellers) for their devices, tools, and services such as seminars and system integration;
  3. Non-members of CiA e. V. and their distributors and other sales partners (including resellers) for their software, tools, and services such as seminars and system integration, if they have been registered by CiA e. V.;
  4. Non-commercial and academic institutes and associations for their non-profit products and services, if they have been registered by CiA e. V.

§2

The right to use the CTMs as permitted in ¤ 1 is non-exclusive and non-transferable.

§3

It is not permitted to register company names, web domains, or own trademarks, which contains the CTMs.
Company names and own trademarks registered before the CTMs have been registered may still be used.
Web domains shall be handed over to CiA e. V. within three month.

§4

It is not permitted to use the CTMs:

  1. For devices, software, tools, and services, which are not based on CiA e. V. specifications and related technologies;
  2. In a way, which inflicts damage on CiA e. V. or its members (e.g. negative promotion).

§5

The users of the CTMs have to reference the CTMs owner (CiA e. V.). The users respect these CTMs as the intellectual property of CiA e. V. and don’t object to them.

§6

CiA e. V. does not warrant the legal validity of the CTMs and does not accept any liability that the CTMs may be used without infringing any rights of third parties.

§7

In case of misusage of the CTMs, CiA e. V. reserves the right to request the user to stop the misusage within 30 days. In case of nonobservance, CiA e. V. may terminate the right to use the CTMs.

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