The Master Inspector Certification Board has been awarded four Registered Trademarks: Three Federal Certification Marks on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Principal Register as well as a Canadian Registered Trademark. The four Trademarks are Certified Master Inspector, CMI®, Certified Master Inspector®, CMI® and Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®.
The four applications were filed in 2003. All four Trademarks have since been awarded and all three U.S. Federal Certification Marks have been placed on the Principal Register. See below for an understanding of the Principal Register.
The U.S. Registered Trademark was awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The approval processes took 15 years and were made possible through a transfer of interest donation from Certified Master Inspector® Nick Gromicko.
The Canadian Registered Trademark was awarded by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), an Agency of Industry, Canadais listed under the CIPO index: Residential, commercial and environmental inspection services. The approval process took two-and-a-half years and was facilitated by Certified Master Inspector® Roy Cooke of Ontario.