Certification marks are those that are granted to products or services that meet certain quality standards, characteristics or specifications determined by an independent organization or entity. These marks are used by companies or manufacturers to demonstrate that their products or services have been tested and verified by an independent entity, and that they comply with established standards and requirements.
Certification marks are different from traditional trademarks in that they do not specifically identify the commercial origin or manufacturer of the product or service. Instead, these marks are used to indicate that products or services meet certain quality and safety standards established by an independent entity. Examples of certification marks include ISO 9001 certification for quality management systems, USDA certification marks for organic foods, and Fair Trade certification marks for products that are
produced according to certain socially and environmentally responsible criteria.