Intellectual Property Guidelines for CCI
These Intellectual Property Guidelines for CCI (“Guidelines”) apply to any third parties that use or intend to use intellectual property owned by the Competency & Credentialing Institute® (CCI®). Third parties include both individuals and organizations. Intellectual property owned by CCI includes but is not limited to its trademarks and copyrighted materials. Misuse of CCI intellectual property is a violation of CCI’s requirements and may also be a violation of state, federal, or international law.
CCI Logo and Company Name
The CCI logo may not be used by third parties under any circumstances unless approved in writing by CCI. The name “Competency & Credentialing Institute” and the acronym “CCI” may only be used to refer to the organization. Any suggestion or implication of endorsement, affiliation, or support by CCI without CCI’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
Company Names. CCI-owned trademarks should not be included in company names. Although a CNOR named “Jane Doe” may desire to create a company called “Jane Doe, CNOR,” this is prohibited under CCI policy. One of the reasons, among others, this is prohibited is because if her certification were to expire or otherwise become inactive, she would no longer be authorized to use the CNOR certification mark and would be required to change the name of her company.
Email Addresses. CCI-owned trademarks should not be included in email addresses, whether as part of the username or the domain name. See the “Company Names” section above.
Social Media Profiles. Use of the CCI logo and company name in social media profiles is strictly prohibited.
Domain Names. CCI strictly prohibits the use of its trademarks in domain names outside of those managed by CCI.
Merchandising. CCI-owned trademarks should not be used in merchandising. Selling products such as T-shirts, hats, stickers, water bottles, or any other products that contain or display a CCI-owned trademark is prohibited.
CCI holds the copyright to all materials and content originating from CCI including those materials and content contained on its website unless otherwise specified. CCI also holds the copyright to all of its examination items. Unauthorized access, distribution, or publication of any CCI copyrighted material or information is strictly prohibited.