ITGI IP Guidelines
ITGI administers, maintains and enforces an intellectual property (IP) policy that is designed to facilitate dissemination of its copyrighted IP, while still protecting it. The policy is also designed to protect the reputation of the ITGI brand worldwide. ITGI’s global reputation for thought leadership in IT governance has led professionals and enterprises to rely on its products and services as trusted guidelines and best practices. As a result, ITGI’s brands have become valuable assets, creating a strong identity with quality and differentiating ITGI’s products and services within the marketplace.
The following FAQs will provide further details about ITGI’s IP policy. For any questions not covered below, or to request permission to use ITGI copyrighted material in accordance with this policy, contact email@example.com.
||Frequently Asked Questions
What copyrights does ITGI own?
ITGI is and shall remain the sole and complete owner of all intellectual property rights inherent in or associated with any of the following works, and all intellectual property developed by ITGI:
- COBIT® Control Objectives for Information and related Technology
- COBIT® 4.1
- COBIT® 3rd Edition®
- COBIT Quickstart®
- COBIT Online®
- Control Objectives for Net Centric Technology (CONCT®)
- IT Governance Institute® (and logo)®
Are freely available documents protected by the IP policy?
Certain ITGI works are published and made freely available through complimentary download from the ITGI web site. However, this does not mean they are in the public domain and may be used freely or without permission or attribution. In fact, all such works are protected by copyright and are subject to the rules in the IP policy. From time to time, ITGI may choose to make certain documents freely available, to facilitate widespread adoption, use and recognition by third parties. By making the publications freely available and by expressly authorizing copying under limited circumstances (e.g., for personal, noncommercial use), ITGI has given selected users of the works the right to make and use copies of the works.
What types of ITGI-copyrighted works or materials are covered by the IP policy?
ITGI articles, books, software, CDs and other published materials, including the contents of the ITGI web site, are protected by copyright under both US and other national/international laws. ITGI owns all rights, title and interest in these items.
Are there special allowances for use of ITGI’s copyrighted IP in the academic setting? How about internal use?
Reproduction of selections from ITGI works can be used for academic and internal, noncommercial purposes. Such uses must include full attribution to ITGI.
What are the basic rules for usage of ITGI’s copyrighted IP?
ITGI’s works (e.g., articles, publications, exams, conferences, research) are designed and created as educational and reference resources for boards of directors, executive management and IT governance professionals. These works are protected by copyright, regardless of their form.
ITGI’s copyrighted works may not be used, copied, reproduced, modified, displayed, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written approval of ITGI. If approval is given to use the material in any format (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), full attribution must be given to ITGI.
Requests to use ITGI copyrighted materials should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What are the basic rules for usage of ITGI’s trademarks?
ITGI’s trademarks may not be used by third parties to promote events such as conferences, courses, consulting services or commercial products. Such use of these trademarks may falsely imply an endorsement or approval of the product or service by ITGI. For fair use (under trademark laws) or other truthful references that are not likely to cause confusion as to any association, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by ITGI, no permission is required.
Requests to use ITGI trademarks should be directed to email@example.com. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What are the basic rules specific to use of ITGI’s logos?
ITGI’s logo may be used by third parties to promote their conferences only if ITGI is a conference sponsor, as provided by written permission.
Individuals may not use the ITGI logo for self-promotion, as such use can falsely imply endorsement by ITGI. Neither can an individual use the logo in connection with his/her business, as it may cause the people and organizations receiving the member’s promotional materials to believe erroneously that the member’s company and its products or services are affiliated with or endorsed by ITGI. Such statements impermissibly trade on the reputation of ITGI and, in fact, misrepresent an individual or enterprise as retaining a credential that does not exist.
Are links from the ITGI web site to a third-party site possible?
ITGI is happy to consider a link between its site and a third-party site. In evaluating a potential link, ITGI would consider the third party’s purpose and organizational objectives, the appropriateness of the content of the third-party site relative to ITGI’s constituency and the value such a linkage might provide both parties. Such external linkages are done through the Resource Center portion of the ITGI web site. Requests for links should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can ITGI’s copyrighted IP be translated into non-English languages? If so, what rules govern the translation process?
Yes, it is possible to translate ITGI’s copyrighted IP into non-English languages. Any individuals or organizations wishing to do so must execute an appropriate agreement with ITGI.
Publications may not be translated into any language other than the one to which rights have been specifically granted. Already translated works may not be retranslated into any other language.
Translations must be peer-reviewed and validated by experts in the governance, assurance and security fields, if applicable to the translation. Only after successful completion of this review will ITGI grant approval of the translation and post it on the web site as a “sanctioned translation.”
ITGI publications that have been translated may not be resold in any media format without prior written approval by ITGI. ITGI reserves the right to publish and disseminate the translated materials free of charge via the ITGI web site, in a manner corresponding to the published and disseminated English version on the web site.