InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)® Federal Certification Mark
To use the federally-issued Registered Certification Mark for CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL INSPECTOR (CPI)®:
After going through an approval process lasting more than four years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded InterNACHI a federally-issued Registered Certification Mark for CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL INSPECTOR (CPI)®.
The application for the mark was first filed with the USPTO on October 26, 2005, published for opposition on January 15, 2008, and awarded to InterNACHI on November 24, 2009.
This mark is registered on the Principal Register at www.uspto.gov
, Registration Number 3716985.
This description for proper use of the designation is from the USPTO website regarding Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)®:
"The certification mark, as used by persons authorized by the certifier, certifies that the inspections of residential and commercial buildings provided have been performed by an inspector who has met the online examination requirements as established by the certifier."
InterNACHI member use:
Non-member use: Stop! We mean it.
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors -- InterNACHI -- is a Colorado non-profit, tax-exempt corporation and owns the federally-issued Registered Certification Mark for Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)®. The USPTO registration number is 3716985. This is a certification mark used by inspectors who qualify for the designation. Those who have earned the designation often use the abbreviations "CPI" and "C.P.I.," and InterNACHI also claims common-law trademark rights on "CPI" and "C.P.I." within the inspection industry.
If it comes to our attention that you are using "Certified Professional Inspector," "CPI" or "C.P.I." in marketing yourself or your company, be alerted that your use of any of those trademarks is a direct infringement on InterNACHI's ownership, as it can cause confusion in the industry and dilutes InterNACHI's marks.
In that event, InterNACHI demands that you immediately cease and desist from all use of "Certified Professional Inspector," "CPI" or "C.P.I." Please remove those references from your website and any printed materials. If you comply with this demand within ten days, InterNACHI will take no further action against you.