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Topic # 57746 23-Feb-2010 16:38
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My boss has just spent 30mins on the phone to Microsoft trying to get an answer to this and didnt get anywhere with the woman who answered.........

We have some MOS certified staff/trainers in the company - we are wanting to know if we can use the MOS logos etc on our marketing material or is there some conditions to be able to do this ? (and if so, we'll just stick to our certified partner stuff)

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  Reply # 301577 23-Feb-2010 16:58
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Meh, just go for it and deflect the sh!t storm later :-) If you are doing it "wrong" they sure will come down pretty quick !
Phoning is often just a waste of time - usually just end up with some front end phone person that isn't aware of the deeper issues at hand, so perhaps e-mailing the CEO ? And if you do e-mail and get a reply, you can always use the reply as a defence if things go balls-up.




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  Reply # 301588 23-Feb-2010 17:17
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I think those with MOS, can have MOS logo on their business cards as per-say in the certification logo usage (much like MCP/MCSE/MCSA/MCSD).

As for organisation usage of the logo, that's fuzzy, normally certification goes with the person with such skillset, organisation be either MS Partner (or Silver or Gold) and that should cover most. Also Check the MS Partner's site for logo usage and what it covers and what entitlements goes with each status rank.




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  Reply # 301591 23-Feb-2010 17:27
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Its all here...

http://www.microsoft.com/About/Legal/EN/US/IntellectualProperty/Trademarks/Usage/Logo.aspx

Third parties may only use the Logo without a license only under the following limited circumstances

In advertising, marketing collateral, or a website that references your connection with Microsoft (for example, the material states that you are an authorized distributor or reseller of Microsoft products) provided that the area in which the Microsoft logo is used includes the corporate logo of at least 1 other company with which you have a similar relationship.

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  Reply # 301608 23-Feb-2010 18:38
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From LennonNZ's link, lead to this: http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en/us/intellectualproperty/trademarks/logo/programs.aspx

Look for MOS, it stated there for the usage.




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  Reply # 301950 24-Feb-2010 23:27
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I'm the product manager for Microsoft Online Services here in New Zealand, so if you get stuck, ping me directly.


In addition to the above, you should find MOS specific logo usage guidelines on the partner portal page at http://quickstartonlineservices.com.


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  Reply # 301972 25-Feb-2010 09:00
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Thanks guys, will forward onto the boss :)




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  Reply # 301975 25-Feb-2010 09:11
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chiefie: I think those with MOS, can have MOS logo on their business cards as per-say in the certification logo usage (much like MCP/MCSE/MCSA/MCSD).


Nope... individuals cant use it...

"Logos for this program (MOS) are available for companies such as authorized testing centers and distributors that offer services related to the program, and vendors of approved program courseware. Individuals who pass testing under the Microsoft Office Specialist program are not eligible for a logo."

Finding what i need thanks to all the links :)




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  Reply # 301976 25-Feb-2010 09:17
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SepticSceptic: Meh, just go for it and deflect the sh!t storm later :-) If you are doing it "wrong" they sure will come down pretty quick !


Not an option :)
Imagine printing out 1million+ flyers with the logo on it and then having MS go "RAH!" at us... then have to try recalling those flyers..... then theres the cost in those flyers.........




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