The Association’s name, “THE MARITIME LAW ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES,” and “the MARITIME LAW ASSOCIATION” (collectively the “Association’s Trademarks”) have both individually been registered as Trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Use of the Maritime Law Association’s Trademarks by Members
The Association’s Trademarks identify the Association to the public. As outward representations of the Association, these marks must be used only in ways that protect the reputation of the Association. In following the Association’s by-laws and policies, you help to protect these valuable trademark rights for the benefit of all Members.
Once a Member completes the Association’s Licensing Agreement, that Member may use the Association’s Trademarks to publicize the Member’s affiliation with the Association pursuant to the terms of the Association’s Licensing Agreement.
Members may not use the Association’s Trademarks in a manner that would imply the Association’s affiliation with or endorsement, sponsorship, or support of a third-party product or service. Members may not use the Trademarks in a for-profit manner, sell merchandise with the Trademarks, or otherwise use the Trademarks for a commercial purpose.
The Association retains all right, title, and interest in the Trademarks; the right to inspect materials bearing the Trademarks; and the right to terminate the License Agreement at any time.
Use of the Maritime Law Association Trademarks by Third Parties
Non-members may not use the Association’s Trademarks for any purpose except pursuant to an express written trademark license from the Association. Inquiries should be directed to the Association’s current Website and Technology Secretary.
Any use of the Association’s Trademarks without the Association’s prior written consent may constitute trademark infringement and unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.