Copyrights and Trademarks



Copyrights and Trademarks

Last Updated May 16, 2019

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Copyrights and Trademark Notices
Names, Trademarks and Copyrights
Using the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Name in Advertising
     Acceptable Usage
     Unacceptable Usage
Certification
Usage Guidelines for 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Laboratory Reports
明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Master Diamonds Report
Usage Guidelines for Academic Credentials
     Applicability
     General Usage
     Diplomas
     Employment Citations
     Names, Trademarks and Copyrights
     Unathorized Usage
明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Hyperlink Conditions

 

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARK NOTICES

Copyright Notice:
© 2002-2021 Gemological Institute of America, Inc.

Trademark Notice:
明升体育app_明升体育-官网, Gemological Institute of America, the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and Alumni seals and logos, Diamond Dossier, LGDR, Facetware, Focus, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 ID100, Knowledge Rocks, Gems & Gemology, DiamondDock, Graduate Gemologist, DiamondCheck logo, GemKids and GemKids logo, are the registered trademarks of Gemological Institute of America, Inc.

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 does not permit anyone outside of the Institute to make use of its trademarks and logos without explicit permission from the Institute.

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 does not object to your making descriptive, non-trademark use of its name (but not logos), provided that the use is not likely to cause confusion, mistake, deception, or create the false impression that you or any other non-明升体育app_明升体育-官网 entity or its product is affiliated with, connected to, associated with, approved by, or sponsored by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

Use of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Alumni Association trademarks must comply with the terms of use and copyrights and trademarks usage described herein and in the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Alumni Association Identity Program Logo and Graphic Usage Guidelines. To request a copy of the guidelines, contact us.

FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY USAGE REQUESTS, please write to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 or email guidelines@gia.edu

NAMES, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

明升体育app_明升体育-官网's names and logos, like those of most organizations, are valid and protected trademarks and service marks and as such may not be used in your advertising except as described here. The same is true for all of our intellectual property (including all 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 publications, our educational course materials and certain reports and other materials created and/or owned by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网, the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Laboratory and 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Instruments) which may be used only by obtaining prior written consent from 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and by giving copyright credit to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

Copyrighted works of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 authorship are owned or licensed by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's prior express written consent.

Some specific examples of our trademarks include, but are not limited to: 明升体育app_明升体育-官网, Gemological Institute of America, the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 seal, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Dossier, Facetware, Gems & Gemology, DiamondDock, the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Seal Logo, Graduate Gemologist, DiamondCheck Logo, GemKids, and GemKids Logo, "明升体育app_明升体育-官网, Precision and Innovation Since 1934," "The World's Foremost Authority in Gemology," and "Ensuring the Public Trust Through Nonprofit Service Since 1931.”

Some specific examples of our copyrighted works include, but are not limited to: 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Educational Materials, Publications, Design, Text and Visual Images, Audio and Video Recordings, Gems & Gemology journal, The Loupe 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 World News, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Insider, AlumConnect, Diamond Grading Report with Cut, Diamond Grading Report No Cut, Diamond Origin Report, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Dossier with Cut, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Dossier No Cut, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Grading Report, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Origin Report, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Identification and Origin, Identification Reports, Laboratory-Grown Diamond Grading Report with Cut, Laboratory-Grown Diamond Grading Report No Cut, Laboratory-Grown 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Grading Report, Laboratory-Grown 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Report, Pearl Identification and Classification Report, Pearl Identification & Classification Report, Diamond Type Report, Advanced Analysis Report.

FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY USAGE REQUESTS, please write to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 or email guidelines@gia.edu

FOR USE OF CONTENT FROM THE 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 WEBSITE, please read our Terms of Use


USING THE 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 NAME IN ADVERTISING

Acceptable Usage

Anyone is free to make truthful and factual textual references to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and its education, research, laboratory services, academic credentials and grading and identification reports, provided such references are not likely to cause confusion, mistake, or deception, or imply an affiliation with, connection to, or association between 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and the organization making the references or its products.

It is permissible for a company to state that some of the gems it sells have been sent to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 for identification or grading. Companies may also state that 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 reports are available for customers' inspection prior to purchase and given to them upon purchase, provided, of course, that such statements are in no manner false, misleading, or deceptive.


Unacceptable Usage

The following are examples of unacceptable usage which have appeared, either in newspapers, in telephone yellow pages advertising text, on stationery letterhead, or on business cards:

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Appraiser

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Certified

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Certified Diamond Appraiser

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Certified Diamonds

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond

  • Certified 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Appraisals

  • Certified 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Appraiser

  • Certified Graduate Gemologist

  • Member, Gemological Institute of America

  • Member, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Laboratory


Each of the above examples implies some form of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 approval of or 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 involvement in the business of the individual or firm using the statements or falsely and/or erroneously describes the services offered by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

CERTIFICATION

It is incorrect to state that students, graduates, their businesses, or particular gemstones are "certified" by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 does not certify anyone or anything. Neither a student nor a graduate who has been awarded a certificate or diploma, nor a gem which has been graded or identified by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 has been "certified" by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

USAGE GUIDELINES FOR 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 LABORATORY REPORTS

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 clients who purchase grading and identification services and end users who may sell products with such reports may reproduce an actual report for a product the client/seller owns. It must represent the composition and content of the actual report. It may not be edited or altered in any manner.

You may electronically scan and mount on your website or transmit via email an actual report for a product the client/seller owns. The image must represent the composition and content of the actual report. It may not be edited or altered in any manner.
 

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 MASTER DIAMONDS REPORT

It is acceptable to promote that an individual or organization is using master color comparison diamonds graded by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 for color grading. This provision applies only to diamonds graded by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and referenced in a "明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Master Diamonds Report."

It is not acceptable to claim that color grading is being conducted against a diamond based on 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's color grade finding in a 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Grading Report or a 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Dossier®. When used for advertising, the reference diamonds should be described as "Graded as Master Stones by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网."

USAGE GUIDELINES FOR ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Applicability

Usage guidelines apply to all current and former students of the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. and its related entities (collectively referred to as 明升体育app_明升体育-官网).

Academic credentials earned at 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 are respected by gem and jewelry professionals around the world. They are the internationally recognized symbol of the highest standard of education in the fields of gemology, jewelry manufacturing arts and jewelry business.

It is appropriate and customary for recipients of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 diplomas to signal their achievement by appending the relevant academic designation to the end of their name. It should be noted, however, that 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 alumni are required to abide by specific standards of usage.

Although the following examples do not reference every diploma offered by the Institute, they should help you determine how 明升体育app_明升体育-官网’s Usage Guidelines for Academic Credentials apply to you.

General Usage

You may reproduce and display your 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 diploma, certificate, or letter of completion in its entirety. Note that when a credential is advertised, it must be used in association with the recipient’s name and the advertisement must not in any way state or imply an affiliation with, or endorsement by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

Only the acknowledgement of a diploma or degree from 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 should be placed on business cards. Individual coursework that is completed but does not result in a diploma is best listed on résumés and curriculum vitae.

Diplomas

The following examples refer to the Graduate Gemologist (GG), Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP), Gemologist, Jewelry Design & Technology ( JDT) and Graduate Jeweler (GJ) diplomas:

  • John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Graduate Gemologist or John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 GG

  • Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Applied Jewelry Professional or Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 AJP

  • John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Gemologist

  • Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Jewelry Design & Technology or Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 JDT

  • John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Graduate Jeweler or John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 GJ

  • Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 GG, GJ

The following examples refer to the Graduate Diamonds, Graduate 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Stones and Graduate Pearls diplomas:

  • Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamonds Graduate

  • John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Stones Graduate

  • Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Pearls Graduate


The following examples refer to the Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) diploma, the Applied Jewelry Arts (AJA) diploma and the Jewelry Business Management (JBM) diploma:

  • Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Accredited Jewelry Professional or Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 AJP

  • John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Applied Jewelry Arts or John Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 AJA

  • Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Jewelry Business Management or Jane Doe, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 JBM

Employment Citations

Companies may state that they have 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Graduate Gemologists, Accredited Jewelry Professionals, Gemologists, Graduate Jewelers, or Jewelry Design & Technology graduates on staff, provided that such statements are accurate and companies agree to cooperate with any verification that may be requested by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 or others.

Names, Trademarks, and Copyrights

明升体育app_明升体育-官网’s names and logos, like those of most organizations, are valid trademarks and as such may not be used in your advertising except as described herein. The same is true for 明升体育app_明升体育-官网’s copyrighted materials that appear in print or online, including all 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 publications, course materials, articles appearing in third party publications, and certain printed forms used by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网. These may be used only by obtaining prior written consent from 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

Some specific examples of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网’s trademarks and copyrighted material that may NOT be used in your advertising without prior consent are:

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 (Gemological Institute of America) and its logo

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Grading and Identification Reports, including but not limited to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Grading Report, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Origin Report, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond Dossier®, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Identification Report, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Report, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Origin Report, and 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 明升体育app_明升体育-官网ed Diamond Identification and Origin Report. Use is acceptable if the report is for a product that the client/seller owns

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Facetware® logo

  • 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 educational materials and publications in any medium including but not limited to print, web, video, or audio

  • Gems & Gemology® quarterly journal and its logo, in print or online

Unauthorized Usage

It is an unauthorized use of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网’s name to imply that 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and/or its subsidiaries directly or indirectly certify, sponsor, or approve any individual or private business including its employees, products, services, and pricing. It is incorrect to state that students, graduates, their businesses, or particular gemstones are “certified” by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网. The Gemological Institute of America does not certify anyone or anything. Neither a student nor a graduate who has been awarded a certificate or diploma, nor a gem that has been graded or identified by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 has been “certified” by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网.

Examples of unacceptable usage include: 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Certified; 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Certified Diamond Appraiser; 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Certified Diamonds; 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Diamond; Certified 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Appraisals; Certified Graduate Gemologist; Member, Gemological Institute of America; Member, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Laboratory.

Because 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 is an educational and research institution, it is not allowed to participate in, or endorse, private business. 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 must also avoid the appearance of doing so, or its standing with the regulating and accrediting authorities could be jeopardized.

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 does not permit the use of any of its trademarks in third-party domain names. Any use of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 in a website domain name in the fields of diamonds, jewelry, education and related fields would constitute infringement of the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 marks.

The use of the Facetware® logo is not permitted. Those who wish to reference the use of the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Facetware® Cut Estimator in estimating a cut grade may reference it by stating the following: “Cut grade was formulated using the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Facetware® Cut Estimator.” For complete information, please see the Facetware terms of use.

For intellectual property usage requests that are not covered here, please email guidelines@gia.edu
 

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 HYPERLINK CONDITIONS

Last Updated 02/04/2013

You may provide a link to this website on another website, provided you agree to the Link conditions described below. By establishing a link to a 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 website you agree to these link conditions.

  1. that the link consists of a hypertext link or a link using the "To learn more about 明升体育app_明升体育-官网" link button with image and text supplied by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网;

  2. that you acknowledge that 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 may modify images and text at any time;

  3. that except for a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use the link button on your website solely for the purpose of providing a hyperlink to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's website, you acknowledge and agree that (i) 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's trademarks, name and linking button, including, but not limited to, the familiar "明升体育app_明升体育-官网" mark and "明升体育app_明升体育-官网 trio logo" (collectively, the "Marks"), 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's website and its contents are and shall remain the sole property of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网, (ii) nothing in these conditions shall give you any right of ownership in the Marks, link button or 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's website; (iii) you shall not now or in the future contest the validity of the Marks; and (iv) you shall not take any action that would impair the value or goodwill associated with the Marks, link button or 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's image or reputation; (v) you shall not use the link button in any way that might be misleading;

  4. that you will not use the link or link button to disparage 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 and its services;

  5. that the appearance, position and other aspects of the link button may not be such as to misrepresent your relationship with 明升体育app_明升体育-官网, or present false or misleading impressions about 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 or its services;

  6. that the appearance, position and other aspects of the link button may not create the false appearance that you or any non-明升体育app_明升体育-官网 entity or any non- 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 product or service is associated with, or endorsed, or sponsored by 明升体育app_明升体育-官网;

  7. that the link, when activated by a user, must display this website full-screen and not with a "frame" on the linked website or with other techniques which alter the visual presentation or content of 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's website, such as the imposition of browser windows or third party content;

  8. that the link button may only be used on your website, and not for any other purpose including, but not limited to promotion, advertising or publicity for your website;

  9. that the link button must be displayed adjacent to a reference to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 or at the bottom of that same page;

  10. that you may not alter or change the link button in any way, including color, size, proportions, etc. or animate or change its perspective;

  11. that you may not deviate or edit any of the technical code that accompanies the button;

  12. that the linking website may not contain materials that may be interpreted as distasteful or offensive and should be appropriate for all age groups;

  13. that 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 has the right to terminate this Agreement with or without cause at any time, and may amend this Agreement without notice at any time;

  14. that you agree to defend, indemnify and hold 明升体育app_明升体育-官网, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from and against any claims, demands, damages, causes of action, loss or judgments arising from your breach of this Agreement or your hyperlink to 明升体育app_明升体育-官网's website.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF 明升体育app_明升体育-官网'S MATERIALS, MARKS, LINK BUTTON AND WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ITS SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 PROVIDES THIS ACCESS "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF ANY OF THE MATERIALS, MARKS OR LINK BUTTON UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR ACCESS TO ANY OF THE SERVICES DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT EVEN IF 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE NEGLIGENCE OF 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS FOUND IN CONTRACTS, NEGLIGENCE, TORT OR ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY.

明升体育app_明升体育-官网 reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending these Hyperlink conditions.

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any content posted to the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 website including copies and republication thereof, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving SAN DIEGO County, California as the legal forum for any such dispute.

By establishing a link to the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 website, either with a link button or text, you agree to the 明升体育app_明升体育-官网 Link conditions.