“ANSI,” the ANSI logo, and numerous other identifiers containing "ANSI" are registered trademarks, service marks, and accreditation marks of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
ANSI does not permit, under any circumstances, the registration by others of “ANSI,” the ANSI wording and crescent design logo (“ANSI Logo”), icon, or any other marks, names, or domain names consisting of or incorporating ANSI or marks owned by ANSI, or anything confusingly similar (individually and collectively “ANSI Marks”). ANSI does not permit, absent prior written permission, the use of ANSI Marks. Doing so would give the false impression that ANSI carries out certification activities, or has approved or authorized the organization using its ANSI Marks. ANSI does not itself develop standards or certify management systems, products, services, materials, or personnel.
ANSI reserves the right to take whatever actions it considers necessary to prevent the miuse of its valuable ANSI Marks.
Examples of unacceptable use of the ANSI Marks
Use or registration of ANSI Marks as identifiers in connection with third-party products, services (other than approved use by accredited organizations as specifically discussed below), domain names, social media user names, websites, logos, marketing materials, advertisements, and company letterheads is strictly prohibited. Use or registration of ANSI Marks in self-declarations, such as logos combining ANSI Marks with member (or other) names (“ANSI Member Icon”), is also strictly prohibited. Use of ANSI Marks or placement of such ANSI Marks in a manner that is misleading or incorrectly implies that ANSI endorses, has accredited, or otherwise approves a particular organization, product, or service is strictly prohibited.
Examples of acceptable fair use of the ANSI Marks
Certain limited uses (not registration) of the ANSI mark are permitted strictly for accurate, informational reference, in text only – and not to identify goods, services, or organizations. Specifically, the following examples would be considered acceptable if accurate and included in text:
"This product complies with ANSI [insert standard number] standard."
"Manufacturer Declares Compliance to ANSI [insert standard number] standard."
As discussed above, the ANSI Marks cannot be used or registered by members, standards developers, or certification programs (other than approved use by accredited organizations as specifically discussed below) in connection with their promotions or communications regarding ANSI affiliation, approval, or certification.