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Protection of the use of UNESCO’s name and logo

  • The name, acronym and logo of UNESCO have been notified and accepted by the Paris Union Member States under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, adopted in 1883 and revised in Stockholm in 1967.
  • UNESCO has recourse to the domestic systems of Paris Convention States Parties to prevent the use of the name, acronym or logo of UNESCO in cases where such use falsely suggests a connection with UNESCO.
  • UNESCO takes action against the misuse of its name, acronym, logo or its Internet domain names under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
  • Cases of unauthorized use should be notified immediately to the Office of the Director-General of UNESCO and the National Commission(s) for UNESCO.
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