Contact Us

Become a Member  

Remember Me
Login Help
     
Username
Password

Trademark/Logo Policy

ISNetworld Names, Marks, Logos, Screenshots and Domain Names Use Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 ISNetworld and ISN trademarks, service marks and logos are registered trademarks in the U.S. and internationally and are important vehicles that portray and identify the products, services and reputation of our offerings; and, as such, are protected as valuable assets by ISN Software Corporation.

1.2 Any improper, confusing or unauthorized use of the ISNetworld trademarks, service marks or logos in any medium is likely to affect our reputation and image and is strictly prohibited.

1.3 These guidelines explain the limited extent to which authorized third parties may use ISNetworld trademarks, service marks and logos.

1.4 Third parties may use ISNetworld trademarks, service marks or logos only in accordance with applicable sections of this Policy or as otherwise may be agreed in writing by ISN.

2. General Logo/Mark Use Policy

2.1 ISNetworld logos may not be used by any third party except as expressly set forth in this Trademark/Logo Policy or in a written agreement with ISN.

2.2 Although third parties may generally use ISN marks to refer to or describe ISN’s products or services, third parties may not use ISN marks if such use suggests that, creates confusion, or is unclear as to whether ISN sponsors, endorses, approves of or is otherwise affiliated with such third party’s products or services.

2.3 ISNetworld logos and marks permitted for third party use may not be used in any manner that, in ISN’s sole opinion, disparages ISN or its services or products, infringes ISN's intellectual property rights or Trademark/Logo Policy, creates confusion, is obscene or otherwise objectionable to ISN, or violates any state, provincial, national or international law.

2.4 ISNetworld logos and marks permitted for third party use may not be used in a manner that is misleading or suggests that ISN is involved with, sponsors, endorses or is otherwise affiliated with such third party’s products or services or company.

2.5 Use of any or all of ISN’s marks and logos in a confusing manner and/or in such proximity to any third party’s trademarks so as to create a combination or composite mark is not allowed.

2.6 Any authorized third party use of ISNetworld trademarks, service marks or logos immediately terminates upon written notice from ISN or when such third party’s affiliation with ISNetworld has ceased.

3. Rules for Proper Use of ISN Marks and Logos

3.1 Always distinguish the ISN mark from surrounding text in some way – capitalize the entire mark, capitalized the first letter of the mark, or use a different font for the mark than for the generic name.

3.2 Always use the ® symbol in connection with any use of the marks ISN®, ISNetworld®, RAVS®, or OQ Report®. Always use the superscripted letters TM or SM in connection with other ISN marks (e.g., MSQTM, T-RAVSTM). If you are not sure if a trademark is registered, please use the ™ symbol.

3.3 Always use an ISN mark only as an adjective, never as a noun or verb, and never in the plural or possessive form. Never use an ISN mark in a way that suggests a common, descriptive, or generic meaning.

3.4 Never incorporate an ISN mark (or mark confusingly similar to an ISN mark) with third party product names, service names, trademarks, logos, company names, domain names, or email addresses.

3.5 Never use an ISN mark (or mark confusingly similar to an ISN mark) as part of a domain name or email address.

3.6 Never display an ISN mark an excessive number of times, as a prominent element or as an "attention-getting symbol" in advertising and promotional material.

3.7 Where appropriate, place an asterisk adjacent to the ISN mark and place an appropriate notice at the bottom of the page on which the asterisk appears. Examples:

*ISNetworld® is a [registered] trademark of ISN Software Corporation.
or
*ISN®, ISNetworld®, and RAVS® are registered trademarks of ISN Software Corporation.

4. ISNetworld Data Provider Logo

4.1 Third parties with a signed ISNetworld Data Provider Agreement in place may use the “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo in any medium (including, but not limited to, on the Data Provider’s website and in the Data Provider’s print materials, such as brochures, business cards and stationary) as stipulated in the written data provider agreement and this Policy.

4.2 An ISNetworld Data Provider may only use the “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo in connection with the category of services authorized in its ISNetworld Data Provider Agreement. (For example, an ISNetworld Data Provider providing Training data may only use the “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo in connection with training services, but such Data Provider may not use the “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo in connection with Operator Qualifications services without providing Operator Qualification data into ISNetworld.)

4.3 When used online or in an electronic communication, the “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo must be hyperlinked to ISNetworld’s website (www.isnetworld.com) at all times.

4.4 The “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo may be used only as depicted below. The “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo may not be modified or altered in any way or be used in a confusing manner.

4.5 In the event (a) the ISNetworld Data Provider Agreement expires or terminates, or (b) upon written notice from ISN, the Data Provider must immediately cease, in any and all media (including, but not limited to, on the Data Provider’s website and in the Data Provider’s print materials, such as brochures, business cards and stationary), any and all use of the “ISNetworld Data Provider” logo and any other ISNetworld trademarks, service marks or logos.

ISNetworld Data Provider Logo
5. ISNetworld Member Logo for use by Contractors

5.1 As an added benefit to its member contractors, ISNetworld provides and encourages the proper use of the “ISNetworld Member Contractor” logo by active ISNetworld member contractors in any medium (including, but not limited to, on the member Contractor’s website and in the member Contractor’s print materials, such as brochures, business cards and stationary), as stipulated in this Policy.

5.2 When used online or in an electronic communication, the “ISNetworld Member Contractor” logo must be hyperlinked to ISNetworld’s website (www.isnetworld.com) at all times.

5.3 The “ISNetworld Member Contractor” logo may be used only as depicted below. The “ISNetworld Member Contractor” logo may not be modified or altered in any way or be used in a confusing manner.

5.4 In the event (a) the Member Contractor’'s ISNetworld account is not in good standing (e.g., unpaid invoices), (b) the Member Contractor'’s ISNetworld subscription expires or terminates, or (c) upon written notice from ISN, the Member Contractor must immediately cease, in any and all media (including, but not limited to, on the Member Contractor’'s website and in the Member Contractor’s print materials, such as brochures, business cards and stationary), any and all use of the “ISNetworld Member Contractor” logo and any other ISNetworld trademarks, service marks or logos.

ISNetworld Member Contractor Logo
6. ISNetworld Insurance Agent/Broker Logo

6.1 Third parties that have agreed to the ISNetworld Online Insurance Agent/Broker Registration Agreement may use the “ISNetworld Insurance Agent/Broker” logo in any medium (including, but not limited to, on the Insurance Agent/Broker’s website and in the Insurance Agent/Broker’s print materials, such as brochures, business cards and stationary) as stipulated in the ISNetworld Online Insurance Agent/Broker Registration Agreement and this Policy.

6.2 When used online or in an electronic communication, the “ISNetworld Insurance Agent/Broker” logo must be hyperlinked to ISNetworld’s website (www.isnetworld.com) at all times.

6.3 The “ISNetworld Insurance Agent/Broker” logo may be used only as depicted below. The “Insurance Agent/Broker” logo may not be modified or altered in any way or be used in a confusing manner.

6.4 In the event (a) the Insurance Agent/Broker’s ISNetworld account is terminated, or (b) upon written notice from ISN, the Insurance Agent/Broker must immediately cease, in any and all media (including, but not limited to, on the Insurance Agent/Broker’s website and in the Insurance Agent/Broker’s print materials, such as brochures, business cards and stationary), any and all use of the “ISNetworld Insurance Agent/Broker” logo and any other ISNetworld trademarks, service marks or logos.

ISNetworld Insurance Agent/Broker Logo

7. Third Party Consultants

7.1 In addition to the terms set forth in this section 6, any third party claiming to provide consulting services or other assistance to ISNetworld customers must comply with the terms of this Policy.

7.2 Prominently (in bold type and in a size no less than the majority of text appearing on the materials, but in no event smaller than 12pt font) display the following disclaimer on websites and any other promotional or marketing materials that reference ISNetworld or an ISN mark:

[Insert third party consultant name] is in no way endorsed, sponsored,
approved by, or otherwise affiliated with ISNetworld®.

7.3 Where appropriate, place an asterisk adjacent to the ISN mark and place an appropriate notice at the bottom of the page on which the asterisk appears. Examples:

*ISNetworld® is a [registered] trademark of ISN Software Corporation.
or
*ISN®, ISNetworld®, and RAVS® are registered trademarks of ISN Software Corporation.

7.4 Always use the ® symbol in connection with any use of the marks ISN®, ISNetworld®, RAVS®, or OQ Report®. Always use the superscripted letters TM or SM in connection with other ISN marks (e.g., MSQTM, T-RAVSTM). If you are not sure if a trademark is registered, please use the ™ symbol.

7.5 Never display an ISNetworld mark an excessive number of times, as a prominent element or as an "attention-getting symbol" in advertising and promotional material.

7.6 Although third parties may generally use ISN trademarks to refer to or describe ISN’s products or services, third parties may not use ISN trademarks if such use suggests that, creates confusion, or is unclear as to whether ISN sponsors, endorses, approves of or is otherwise affiliated with such third party’s products or services.

7.7 ISNetworld trademarks and service marks should not be registered or used as part of a domain name or email address, .search engine key words or sponsored links or used in metatags or ad text if the registration and/or use is misleading, causes confusion or suggests that ISN is involved with, sponsors, endorses, approves of or is otherwise affiliated with the third party.

7.8 Never imply, suggest or otherwise indicate -- whether on the phone, in emails, on websites, in advertising or promotional materials or otherwise -- that a third party consultant represents, is affiliated with or has any other relationship to ISNetworld.

7.9 Never imply, suggest or otherwise indicate that ISNetworld customers and contractors (a) cannot fulfill ISNetworld requirements on their own, or (b) must utilize the services of a third party consultant in order to fulfill ISNetworld requirements.

7.10 ISNetworld logos and marks permitted for third party use may not be used in any manner that, in ISN’s sole opinion, disparages ISN or its services or products, infringes ISN's intellectual property rights or Trademark/Logo Policy, creates confusion, is obscene or otherwise objectionable to ISN, or violates any state, provincial, national or international law.

7.11 Never depict -- whether on the phone, in emails, on websites, in advertising or promotional materials or otherwise -- ISNetworld, the ISNetworld compliance process or any ISNetworld product or services in a negative light. For example, do not use phrases such as “ISNetworld® Problems” or “ISNetworld® Problems…Call Us.”

7.12 Never incorporate an ISN mark (or mark confusingly similar to an ISN mark) with third party product names, service names, trademarks, logos, company names, browser title bar, domain names, or email addresses.

7.13 If services are also provided to customers other than ISNetworld customers, then this should be reflected on such third party consultant’s website and other advertising and promotional material, equal treatment should be given to each such organization, and ISNetworld should not be singled out.

8. Deep Linking or Framing the ISNetworld Website

8.1 Deep linking or framing the ISNetworld website or altering the way in which the ISNetworld website or its content is viewed is not allowed. Framing generally means causing third party content to appear above, below, beside or around the ISNetworld site. Deep linking generally means include a link to specific ISNetworld website page instead of the ISNetworld website's main or home page.

9. Use of ISNetworld Screenshots

9.1 The use or placement of ISNetworld web page screenshots on third party websites without prior written permission is prohibited.

10. Domain Names Containing ISNetworld Marks

10.1 While it has become very popular to register, use and sell domain names, it generally is not permissible to own, sell or use a domain name which contains a trademark owned by another person or company.

10.2 ISN owns exclusive trademark and service mark rights in the ISN, ISNetworld and other names and logos. The ownership, use or sale of a domain name that contains any of our trademarks or service marks, including, but not limited to, ISNetworld, RAVS and/or ISN, is prohibited.

11. Search Engine Key Words, Sponsored Links and Ad Text

11.1 ISNetworld trademarks and service marks should not be registered or used as search engine key words or sponsored links or used in metatags or ad text if the registration and/or use is misleading, causes confusion or suggests that ISN is involved with, sponsors, endorses, approves of or is otherwise affiliated with the third party.

11.2 Although third parties may generally use ISN trademarks to refer to or describe ISN’s products or services, third parties may not use ISN trademarks if such use suggests that, creates confusion, or is unclear as to whether ISN sponsors, endorses, approves of or is otherwise affiliated with such third party’s products or services.

11.3 Never display an ISN mark an excessive number of times, as a prominent element or as an "attention-getting symbol" in advertising and promotional material, including, but not limited to, on web pages, online ad text, and in metatags.

12. More Information

12.1 Contact the ISNetworld Customer Service team at customerservice@isn.com with questions about this Trademark/Logo Policy.