CiA’s European Union (EU) trademark policy

Preamble

Objective of this policy is to outline the usage of the European Union (EU) trademarks owned by CAN IN AUTOMATION international users' and manufacturers' group e. V. (in the following CiA e. V.). EU trademarks in the following are the EU trademark 00 710 98 46 “CiA”, EU trademark 00 709 22 73 “CANopen”, and EU trademark 01 358 68 39 “CANopenFD”. These EU trademarks are registered for the following goods and services:

  • “CiA” (EU trademark 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” (EU trademark 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.
  • “CANopenFD” (EU trademark 01 358 68 39): Machines and machine tools; electric signaling and checking (supervision) instruments; data processing apparatus, 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 services; certification services.
§ 1

CiA e. V. entitles the following parties to use the EU trademarks in all their written or electronic publications and promotional material:

  1. Members of CiA e. V. and their distributors and other sales partners (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 partners (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 EU trademarks 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 EU trademarks.

Company names and own trademarks registered before the EU trademarks have been registered may still be used.

Web domains shall be handed over to CiA e. V. within three months.

§ 4

It is not permitted to use the EU trademarks:

  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 EU trademarks have to reference the EU trademarks owner (CiA e. V.). The users respect these EU trademarks as the intellectual property of CiA e. V. and do not object to them.

§ 6

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

§ 7

In case of misusage of the EU trademarks, 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 EU trademarks.

Nuremberg, 2016-03-23