Unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark (or a substantially similar mark) on competing or related goods and services or any other trademark infringements are subject to a $250,000 fine per incident. This is a violation of the exclusive rights attached to using our trademarks, logos or brand symbol in any way, shape or form without the direct authorization of the trademark owner (USA Halal Chamber of Commerce, Inc. DBA ISWA Halal Certification Department). Our trademarks and/or logos, brand labels are not limited to generic items, attempting to have them “pass off” as authentic. This is including but not limited to intellectual property such as copyrights, patent, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, and other IP infringement. If the use causes a likelihood of confusion in the average consumer there is an infringement.
The entire content of the USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT web sites, including but not limited to texts, designs, graphics, interfaces, or code and the selection and arrangement thereof (the "Content"), are the property of USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT or the property of other owners who have granted USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT the right to use such Content. In accordance with laws governing literary and artistic property rights or other similar rights, the reproduction, copy, publication, retransmission, communication or use in anyway of the Content is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent by USA Halal Chamber of Commerce, Inc./ISWA Halal Certification Department.
All trademarks, registered or not, service marks and trade names (collectively the "Marks") are the property of USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT or the property of other owners who have granted USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT the right to use such marks.
Use of Certifier’s Trademarks
You agree not to display or use in any manner Certifier’s registered trademarks or its common law logos, trademarks, service marks, product and service names ("Trademarks") without Certifier’s prior written permission. If you have previously been licensed by Certifier, you agree to follow the trademark usage guidelines you have been provided with your license agreement. If you have not been received trademark usage guidelines, you agree to comply with the following guidelines:
(a) By using Certifier’s Trademarks, in whole or in part, you acknowledge that Certifier is the sole owner of the Trademarks and you agree not to interfere with any of its rights, including challenging its use, registration of, or application to register such trademarks, alone or in combination with other words, anywhere in the world, and that you will not harm, misuse, or bring into disrepute any of its trademarks.
(b) You may not use or register, in whole or in part, Certifier’s trademarks including its graphic symbols, logos, icons, or a confusingly similar mark, as part of a company name, trade name, product name, or service name except as specifically noted in these guidelines.
(c) You may not use Certifier’s Trademarks or a confusingly similar mark, on or in connection with web sites, products, packaging, promotional/advertising materials, or for any other purpose except pursuant to an express written trademark license from Certifier.
(d) You may not alter any of Certifier’s Trademarks in any manner. You may only display the logo as designated herein, and not in any other manner.
(e) You may not use any of Certifier’s trademarks or its graphic symbols, logos, or icons in a disparaging manner or link your website to Certifier’s websites if your site is obscene or pornographic, or disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Certifier or to Certifier’s Entities.
(f) You may not use Certifier’s Trademarks in a manner that would imply Certifier’s affiliation with or endorsement, sponsorship, or support of your product or service or present misleading information about Certifier’s services and/or products.
(g) The goodwill derived from using any part of Certifier’s trademarks exclusively inures to the benefit of and belongs to Certifier.
(h) Except for the limited right to use as expressly permitted under these Guidelines, no other rights of any kind are granted hereunder, by implication or otherwise.
(i) Certifier reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or modify your permission to display its Trademarks and logos at any time.
(j) Certificates and trademarks shall not be transferred to successors in title, new owners or other organizations.
(k) USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT certificates shall be produced without changes to third parties.
(l) After certification has been cancelled, suspended, withdrawn or annulled, the client must desist from any promotion, making use of the certification and USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT trademark. The client’s right of retention is precluded and must commit to return the certificate/s following cancellation, suspension, withdrawal or annulment.
(m) The client shall never use the certification and trademark in such a way as to undermine the reputation of USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT
(n) An USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT certificate or trademark shall never be used in a misleading manner and not in accordance with strict provisions stipulated by USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT .
(o) Certificates can only be displayed at the address mentioned on the certificate.
(p) The documents provided to the client by USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMEN, including the USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT trademark, are protected by intellectual property laws.
(q) An electronic copy of the trademark as shown above shall be supplied to the client when required.
(r) Written permission shall be sought to approve and print any labels, websites, documents or any other place our trademarked logo will be used.
(s) The Trademark shall only be used on products manufactured during the certification period indicated on the certificate.
(t) Certificates and trademarks may be used for promotion. Such use is restricted to the scope and the period of validity of the certification. USA HALAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. DBA THE ISWA HALAL CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT Trademark shall not be attached to a non-conforming product that does not conform to guidelines of usage in our Terms of Service.