WIND Logo/US Trademark Usage Guidelines

WIND Member Logo/U.S. Trademark Usage Guidelines

The Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. appreciates our members’ efforts to promote their affiliation with WIND. We would like to remind members that WIND has adopted our logo guidelines for the benefit of all our members.

WIND has spent a great deal of resources to register and protect its trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, so it is important to make sure the trademarks remain strong through proper use and attribution. Full compliance with our guidelines helps maintain the integrity of our trademarks and preserve their value.

We ask our members conduct a review of their websites and other promotional materials to ensure full compliance with our guidelines. Some common violations include the following:

Using Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. trademarks or the WIND Logo without attributing ownership of the trademark(s) to the Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc.

Making statements or omissions or placing the WIND Logo on your promotional materials in such a way so as to imply that your company is a member of WIND, (WIND offers individual memberships only) or otherwise affiliated with or sponsored by WIND.

Please review our entire logo guidelines list for complete details on proper use of the WIND Logo, as well as to review a list of all trademarks owned by WIND. We very much appreciate your cooperation in this matter. These guidelines are subject to revisions, so please ensure that you refer to the latest edition. If you have any questions, or would like further clarification of any of the guidelines, please contact us at Windstorm Insurance Network, 2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: 804-905-WIND or email admin@windnetwork.com.

Introduction
These guidelines set forth the acceptable way to use the trademarks and service marks (collectively, “Trademarks”) owned by Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. (“us,” “our,” “we”).

Our Trademarks consist of words, logos and slogans that we use to identify the products and services we offer, and to distinguish them from the products and services of others. We have expended time and financial resources to register and protect our Trademarks, so it is important to make sure they remain strong through proper use and attribution. Full compliance with these guidelines helps maintain the integrity of our Trademarks and preserve their value.

These guidelines are subject to revisions, so please ensure that you refer to the latest edition.  If you have any questions, please contact us at Windstorm Insurance Network, 2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: 804-905-WIND or email admin@windnetwork.com.

Attribution
Use a footnote that provides attribution to Windstorm Insurance Network. For instance, write:  “WIND CONFERENCE® is a trademark of Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc.”

Trademark Notice
Our Trademarks should be used with the symbol ® to indicate a federal trademark registration.

Adjectives
Our Trademarks are adjectives that modify nouns, and they should always be used to describe a generic term.  For instance, write or say: “I am attending a WIND® seminar.”

Membership/Affiliation
Do not use our Trademarks in such a way that implies your organization is a member of the Windstorm Insurance Network, or that implies an affiliation, sponsorship or association with Windstorm Insurance Network that does not formally exist. We only have individual memberships.

Links
You may use our Trademarks on your website to provide a link to www.windnetwork.com, so long as you comply with our Membership/Affiliation Guidelines set forth above.

Windstorm Insurance Network Logo (the “Palm Tree Logo” or “Logo”)
o    An authorized copy of the official Palm Tree Logo can be downloaded here.
o    By downloading and using the Palm Tree Logo, you acknowledge that you have read and will adhere to these Guidelines.
o    Always use the Logo in the format in which we provide it to you.  Do not copy and paste the Logo from any other source, such as the Internet, including from our own website.
o    Do not alter, modify, stretch or distort the Logo.
o    Do not use unauthorized background colors with the Logo, or combine the Logo with any other trademarks or words.

Reporting
Please email WIND at admin@windnetwork.com to let us know of any potentially unauthorized use of the Trademarks so that we may take appropriate action.

Our Federal Trademark Registrations Approved with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

•    WIND®
•    WINDSTORM®
•    WIND CONFERENCE®
•    WIND UMPIRE CERTIFICATION ®
•    WIND APPRAISER CERTIFICATION®
•    WINDSTORM INSURANCE NETWORK®
•    WINDSTORM INSURANCE CONFERENCE®
•    WIND UMPIRE DIRECTORY®
•    EDUCATING AND INFORMING THE INDUSTRY®
•    AN EDUCATIONAL FORUM TO ADDRESS ISSUES, EXCHANGE IDEAS AND EXPLORE SOLUTIONS®
•    A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PROPERTY INSURANCE UMPIRES®
•    A PUBLICATION OF PROFESSIONALS SERVING AS UMPIRES IN PROPERTY INSURANCE APPRAISALS®
•    BRINGING WINDSTORM CLAIMS PROFESSIONALS TOGETHER®
•    ADVANCING MEMBERS’ KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EDUCATION, NETWORKING AND PROFESSIONALISM®