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Authorized Users of the CERT Mark

"CERT" is a registered trademark owned by Carnegie Mellon University. CMU has decided to discontinue its practice of licensing the CERT mark internationally. As a result, we will no longer pursue license agreements outside of the United States. Computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs), within the United States, that share the SEI's commitment to improving the security of networks connected to the Internet may apply for authorization to use the "CERT" mark in their names. For those CSIRTs outside of the U.S. CMU recommends that you consult with your own trademark counsel regarding your rights going forward. Should a non-U.S. CSIRT seek to file a trademark application for its own name including “CERT” in the country where it is located (and not the United States), CMU will not oppose the application.

Authorized to Use "CERT" Graphic

We created a graphic that authorized CSIRTs can add to their websites.* This graphic provides a visual indication that the CSIRT is part of a network of teams that provide similar services. The graphic indicates that the CSIRT is licensed to use "CERT" in its name; it does not indicate that we endorse or recommend any of the content or services on these sites. Organizations should also adhere to SEI guidelines for the use of "CERT."

* This seal is for use on the organization's website only; it cannot be used on any other materials.