Report a False Advertisement
Stop ISA Trademark Violations and Misuse
ISA certifications are earned by individuals, never by a company. It requires a high level of commitment and
dedication, giving ISA credential holders the opportunity to distinguish themselves from the competition.
You can help ISA maintain the integrity of our ISA credential holders by reporting false advertisements and logo misuse.
What Is the Difference Between a False Advertisement and Trademark Misuse?
False advertisement is the illegal use of the ISA logos or word marks by a non-certified individual or
by a company claiming to be certified. Trademark misuse is when an ISA credential holder uses the ISA
logo or word mark without the required information outlined in the ISA
Branding and Style Guide.
All advertisements for ISA credential holders are required to list both the individual’s name and their ISA
Certification ID number. If you are unsure if an advertisement is a false advertisement or not, you can learn more
by reviewing the ISA Branding and Style Guide,
verifying an individual's certification status, or by submitting the advertisement to our office for review.
Reporting a Claim
Use the False Advertisement Claim Form to report a
complaint of false advertisement or trademark misuse.
To file a report, please print out and complete the claim form and return it to our office with proof of the
misrepresentation. Examples of proof include business cards, Yellow Page ads, brochures or flyers, company websites, or company letterhead.
Please submit your claim using any of the following methods:
- Submit by mail to ISA, P.O. Box 191, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 United States.
- Submit by FAX to +1.240.547.1795.
- Submit by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.