Collective, guarantee and certification marks

Here, you can read about collective, guarantee and certification marks.

Collective marks

Collective marks are trade marks that are owned by an association of business operators and can be used by the members in the association, as long as they comply with the provisions for the collective mark. An example of a collective mark is Ica.

Guarantee and certification marks

There are trade marks that have a guarantee or certification function that may be used on products or services that meet the criteria that the holder of the trade mark sets. It is often an authority, or another actor, that owns the guarantee or certification mark and has the task of inspecting the products and services that use the mark. An example of a guarantee or certification mark is ‘Nyckelhålet’ (the key hole).