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USB-IF Logo Trademark License Agreement
and Usage Guidelines

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a huge success! It's on billions of PCs worldwide today, and USB-based peripherals are everywhere. Because of its ease of use, speed, and expandability, USB is the preferred PC connection for many consumers.

In order to realize this opportunity, USB products must continue to enhance the consumers' experience through high quality and ease of use. That's why USB Implementers Forum, Inc. introduced trademark-protected logos for use with qualified products. To qualify for the right to display the certified USB logo in conjunction with a product, the product must pass USB-IF compliance testing for product quality.

THE USB-IF LOGOS MAY BE USED ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRODUCTS WHICH HAVE PASSED USB-IF COMPLIANCE TESTING AND ARE CURRENTLY ON THE INTEGRATORS LIST. THIS REQUIRES THAT THE COMPANY BE ASSIGNED A USB VENDOR ID NUMBER.

Download this USB-IF Trademark License Agreement (usage guidelines are attached) for the USB logos. The license agreement must be signed by a duly authorized representative of your company and sent to the USB Implementers Forum, Inc. in order to gain access to the logo artwork files and have the right to use the logos on products that pass USB-IF compliance testing. There is a logo administration fee of US$3,500 for non-USB-IF members, to be submitted with the signed agreement and a Vendor ID form if your company does not already have a VID. The fee is waived for USB-IF members. Please note that there are 3 areas of the agreement that must be completed. Information is required on the top page 1, in the first paragraph of page 1, and on page 8 of the agreement.

Please mail the signed original license agreement with payment, if applicable, to the following address:

USB Implementers Forum, Inc.
3855 SW 153rd Drive
Beaverton, OR  97003
USA

If you are submitting payment by check from outside the United States, please contact admin@usb.org to ensure we are able to accept checks issued by your bank.

The submitter will be notified when the agreement is executed by the USB-IF. At that time, your company will gain access to the logo artwork files posted on this web site. Subsequently, when a product from your company gets posted to the USB-IF Integrators List, the submitter will be notified of your company's right to use the appropriate USB-IF logo with that product.

The USB-IF continues to promote the certified USB logos to retail buyers and PC OEMs. Don't miss out on the opportunity! Start using the certified USB logos on all your USB products now.

If you have any questions about the certified USB logos, send them to admin@usb.org.

Agreement for Web Linking to www.usb.org

If your company would like to create a link to the USB-IF web site, www.usb.org from your company site, please read and accept the Agreement for Web Linking to the USB-IF web site and complete the registration form. The submitter will be notified when the agreement is approved by the USB-IF. At that time, your company will gain access to the approved artwork files for the purpose of web linking to the USB-IF web site.