This type of mark is used by traders to certify certain characteristics of their goods and/or services. For goods, these characteristics could be the origin, material or mode of manufacture of the goods. For services, these characteristics could be the performance, quality or accuracy of the services.
Certification marks can be filed by the certifying body, such as a trade association or a government body.
For more information, please refer to the chapter on Certification Marks in our Trade Marks Work Manual.