Conditions of Use

Terms and conditions for using logos of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Copyright Notice and Logo Use Policy.

Copyright Notice

The images and logos referenced by this document are trademarks of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., DBA the Barbershop Harmony Society. All rights reserved.

In July of 2004, the Board of Directors of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., reaffirmed the action taken in July 2002 whereby the Board adopted the practice of regularly representing the Society as the “Barbershop Harmony Society” while maintaining the Society’s legal name as SPEBSQSA, Inc. The Society Board further requested the Marketing & Public Relations Committee and Headquarters staff to prepare instructions that encourages use of the “Barbershop Harmony Society” in all communication and promotional activities.

The Society Board also approved the creation of a new organizational logo.

Logos are an important part of an organization’s public image. Common sense and standard industry practice dictate that maximum public impact can only be obtained through the consistent use of a single, recognizable logo. As the Society embarks on a mission to invigorate its brand, the impact of these efforts will be diluted by the use any other logo. Every time a different logo appears, the Society misses an opportunity for public recognition and creates an opportunity for confusion.

Barbershop Harmony Society Logo Use Policy

The Barbershop Harmony Society developed a logo designed to project a professional image and create instant brand recognition for the organization. We encourage the use of this logo on everything from letterhead and business cards to marketing materials and Web sites. This policy provides guidelines for proper and acceptable use of the Society logo to preserve its integrity and the Barbershop Harmony Society brand. This policy supercedes all previous logo standards policy.

The Basics: The Barbershop Harmony Society Logo
Below, you will find standards for Society’s registered logo. This official logo has been developed for use by the Society, its members, chapters and districts affiliated with the Society.

Barbershop Harmony Society Logo

    
Emblem Signature

Quality of Reproduction and Format

Please refer to the Graphic Standards Manual for specifics, including colors, and use examples.
Any reproduction of the official logo must be true to the original in terms of relative size, shape, placement and completeness of the letters and symbols. No additions, deletions, substitutions or modifications of the logo or official logo variations are permitted. It is not permitted to compress, extend, slant, distort or alter the existing relationship of the combined elements.

To preserve the integrity of the logo, all reproduction must be made from high-resolution files available for download from the Graphical Resources page or emailed from the Barbershop Harmony Society. Care should be taken to ensure the quality of all printed material bearing the Society logo.

Any logo used that varies from these standards may not be reproduced or used as examples by districts, chapters, members or outside parties without approval from the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Federal Registration Mark

As the logo has federally registered trademark status pending, it should not be reproduced without the (SM) symbol.

The Barbershop Harmony Society is the owner of this logo, which is currently registered as a service mark (SM) of the organization and is thus protected from improper use or unauthorized alteration. The Barbershop Harmony Society has the sole authority to dictate the terms of usage of its logo.

The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Logo should be used by Society districts, chapters, and members.

Member Use of the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo

The Barbershop Harmony Society logo is recognized as an affirmation that you are a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. We encourage individual members in good standing to use the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo on their personalized letterhead, business cards, marketing materials, publications, Web sites and so on. Display it with pride, and please use it correctly.

A few terms to note:

1. Only Barbershop Harmony Society members in good standing may use the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo

2. If an individual’s membership expires or is revoked, use of the Society’s logo must cease within 30 days.

Chapter Use of the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo

The Barbershop Harmony Society logo is recognized as an affirmation that you are a chapter in good standing of the Barbershop Harmony Society. We encourage Society chapters in good standing to use the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo on chapter letterhead, business cards, marketing materials, publications, Web sites and so on. Display it with pride, and please use it correctly. The Barbershop Harmony Society logo may not be utilized by any chapter in a manner that would tend to confuse or mislead a recipient into thinking a document bearing the logo is from Society headquarters. Exception: Barbershop Harmony Society chapters may use the logo on their Web site. If the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo is used, it must link to the Barbershop Harmony Society Web site. HTML code to link the Society logo to spebsqsa.org is available on request.

A few terms to note:

1. Only Barbershop Harmony Society chapter in good standing may use the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo

2. If a chapter charter is revoked, the logo must be removed from all promotional materials within 30 days.

District Use of the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo

The Barbershop Harmony Society logo is recognized as an affirmation that you are a district in good standing of the Barbershop Harmony Society. We encourage Society districts in good standing to use the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo on district letterhead, business cards, marketing materials, publications, Web sites and so on. Display it with pride, and please use it correctly. The Barbershop Harmony Society logo may not be utilized by any district in a manner that would tend to confuse or mislead a recipient into thinking a document bearing the logo is from Society headquarters. Exception: Barbershop Harmony Society districts may use the logo on their Web site. If the Barbershop Harmony Society Logo is used, it must link to the Barbershop Harmony Society Web site. HTML code to link the Society logo to spebsqsa.org is available on request.

Standards for Supplier Partners, Sponsors and Non-Members

No form of the Barbershop Harmony Society logo may be used by any company or organization for any purpose without the prior expressed written approval from the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Society can provide supplier partners and sponsors with permission to use the logo upon request. Permission to use the logo is not in any way an indication of endorsement of the product on which the logo appears.

Questions about Logo Use

Questions regarding the proper use of the Barbershop Harmony Society logo should be directed to the headquarters office of the Barbershop Harmony Society at 615-823-3993 or info@barbershop.org. The Barbershop Harmony Society reserves the right to cancel or prohibit the use of its logo to any district, chapter or member who violates this policy. In the event legal action becomes necessary to enforce its trademark rights, the Barbershop Harmony Society will seek damages and attorney’s fees from anyone who utilized its trademark in an unauthorized manner.

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