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Title 45Subtitle BChapter XXVPart 2540 → Subpart E


Title 45: Public Welfare
PART 2540—GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS


Subpart E—Restrictions on Use of National Service Insignia


Contents
§2540.500   What definition applies to this subpart?
§2540.510   What are the restrictions on using national service insignia?
§2540.520   What are the consequences for unauthorized use of the Corporation's national service insignia?
§2540.530   Are there instances where an insignia may be used without getting the approval of the Corporation?
§2540.540   Who has authority to approve use of national service insignia?
§2540.550   Is there an expiration date on approvals for use of national service insignia?
§2540.560   How do I renew authority to use a national service insignia?

Source: 73 FR 53761, Sept. 17, 2008, unless otherwise noted.

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§2540.500   What definition applies to this subpart?

National Service Insignia. For this subpart, national service insignia means the former and current seal, logos, names, or symbols of the Corporation's programs, products, or services, including those for AmeriCorps, VISTA, Learn and Serve America, Senior Corps, Foster Grandparents, the Senior Companion Program, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the National Civilian Community Corps, and any other program or project that the Corporation administers.

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§2540.510   What are the restrictions on using national service insignia?

The national service insignia are owned by the Corporation and only may be used as authorized. The national service insignia may not be used by non-federal entities for fundraising purposes or in a manner that suggests Corporation endorsement.

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§2540.520   What are the consequences for unauthorized use of the Corporation's national service insignia?

Any person who uses the national service insignia without authorization may be subject to legal action for trademark infringement, enjoined from continued use, and, for certain types of unauthorized uses, other civil or criminal penalties may apply.

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§2540.530   Are there instances where an insignia may be used without getting the approval of the Corporation?

All uses of the national service insignia require the written approval of the Corporation.

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§2540.540   Who has authority to approve use of national service insignia?

Approval for limited uses may be provided through the terms of a written grant or other agreement. All other uses must be approved in writing by the director of the Corporation's Office of Public Affairs, or his or her designee.

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§2540.550   Is there an expiration date on approvals for use of national service insignia?

The approval to use a national service insignia will expire as determined in writing by the director of the Office of Public Affairs, or his or her designee. However, the authority to use an insignia may be revoked at any time if the Corporation determines that the use involved is injurious to the image of the Corporation or if there is a failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the authorization.

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§2540.560   How do I renew authority to use a national service insignia?

Requests for renewed authority to use an insignia must follow the procedures for initial approval as set out in §2540.540.

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