This supplement to the UQSR Regulations defines the rules and restrictions regarding the use of the Certification and Accredited Certification Mark.
All UQSR certificated clients are allowed to use the Certification Mark in accordance with the following rules. The Certification Mark may be used on stationery, advertising and publicity in conjunction with:
General conditions for use of Logo & Certificates:
1.0 The client is authorized to use the certification mark or its logo in advertising matter and while using this mark or logo the client shall ensure that it: -
1.1 Whenever the Accreditation Mark (if applicable) is to be used by Conforms to requirements of UQSR certified clients, it is to be accompanied by the UQSR logo, & both marks are to be proportioned so that neither has obvious precedence or prominence over the other and its use is limited to stationery, literature and other written promotional materials.
1.2 The Certification Body / Accreditation Body Logo (if applicable) may be uniformly reduced or enlarged but shall not be less than 20mm and minimum width of 25mm (minimum size20x25mm.), but both the symbols should be legible
1.3. The symbols may be reproduced electronically, provided that the requirements of the respective accreditations bodies, as described in this procedure, are met and distortion and /or degradation does not occur
1.4. Whenever a subsidiary belonging to a group has been certified there shall not be any confusion as to which part of the group holds the certification and it shall not imply that the other subsidiaries have been certified
1.5. Where the organization (the client) wishes to make reference to its certification instead of using the symbols of the certification & accreditation bodies, the organization shall use without variation the phrase “An ISO XXXXX:XXXX Certified Company“ (identify the applicable ISO standard e.g. ISO 9001: 2015
2 Certification body logo UQSR certification mark may only be reproduced as shown in the diagram
3 Accreditation Body Logo (if applicable) The Accreditation Mark (if applicable) shall be reproduced as shown in the attachment-1
4 Misuse The misuse of marks or certificate shall result in the following actions.
4.1 Innocent Misuse
4.2 Negligent / Fraudulent misuse
5. Use of logo/ mark by third parties (individual / companies) not related to UQSR
Third parties which are not related to UQSR are not authorized to use logo of UQSR or its accreditation logos. If any such event occurs UQSR will send the notice to immediately stop the use of logo(s) and if not corrected within prescribed time UQSR will take the legal action under intellectual property act (here it is Trade Marks Act 1999)
6 Withdrawal of certification
In the event that approval is withdrawn, the client shall immediately cease use and distribution of any literature, stationary etc. bearing the mark. The artwork supplied and all the original approval certificates are to be returned to UQSR.
7 Contractual Obligation
7.1 Correct use of UQSR certification and the accreditation body mark is a contractual obligation that the client undertakes to comply with as per agreement signed with UQSR
7.2 Where the UQSR certification and accreditation body’s mark have been used by the client, their use is to be reviewed at all surveillance and re-certification audits to ensure that their use is correct and in accordance with the requirements identified in this document.
7.3 Any misuse of logo shall be brought to the attention of the client and included in the surveillance or the re- certification audit reports.
7.4 It is likely that in some cases the client may have to update the logos and they still may have stationery and brochures showing the previously issued UQSR certification and the Accreditation Body Logos (if applicable). Under such circumstance, it is permissible for the client to continue use of the previously issued logo on the understanding that the new logos must be used in the next printing.