Collective Trademark

The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association Limited (MCRMA) has registered the business logo, acronym and the associated strap line ‘The Building Envelope Authority’ as a Collective Trademark with the UK Government, Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

The Collective Trademark of the ‘MCRMA The Building Envelope Authority’ is subject to the regulations imposed by the IPO and the rules associated with the registration. The Collective Trademark is assigned to members of the Association, or organisations which the MCRMA is working with, by the MCRMA management committee and can only be used by members of the Association who are fully compliant with the prescribed requirements of membership.

The MCRMA lists the members (individually “Member”) entitled to use the Collective Mark on the website. Individuals wishing to check the compliance of organisations who the MCRMA may be working with and who therefore may be eligible to use the assigned Collective Trademark should contact the MCRMA directly for specific confirmation.

Companies, businesses or individuals not listed on the MCRMA website or who have not been directly confirmed by the Association as organisations working with the MCRMA are not entitled to use or display the registered Collective Trademark of the Association in or on any printed or electronic media.

The Collective Mark does not show, indicate or imply that any products, goods or services comply or align with a national or international standard, guarantee or warranty.

A copy of the regulations for the use of the Collective Mark of the Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Limited can be downloaded here

The benefit of having a collective trademark is that it:

  • Secures the brand name and strap line
  • Enhances the recognition and value of the brand
  • Ensures regulated conditions of use
  • Provides the MCRMA with the opportunity to extend the Trademark across other associated sectors
  • Provides for formal sanctions associated with misrepresentation or use of the mark across the wider industry

The ‘MCRMA The Building Envelope Authority’ is a registered Collective Trademark of the Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association Limited.